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Call for Articles: 2020 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

Dear Friends and Members of the IUCN Medicinal Plant Specialist Group, The time has come to collect new articles for United Plant Savers’ annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, joining with the MPSG’s Medicinal Plant Conservation newsletter, to be published in Spring 2020. We invite all members of the IUCN MPSG to tell their stories and share their knowledge and experiences in this upcoming issue that will be shared at the Conservation Congress. We would ...
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Help Us Grow Our Membership for Our 25th – Ways to Engage

Help Us Grow Our Membership for Our 25th – Ways to Engage

We hope you will join us in our effort to spread the mission of United Plant Savers! Calling all Voices for the Plants, Biz Members, Education Members, Partners in Education, and Botanical Sanctuaries: This is an opportunity to share the work of UpS with friends, co-workers, and constituents of your herbal community with the goal of helping us GROW our membership. There are so many ways you can help! Here is a list of links ...
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White Sage

What is going on with White Sage?

by Susan Leopold This year it was evident due to the social media reaction that people were expressing anger and concern over the increase in commercialization of white sage (Salvia apiana) and the cultural appropriation and offensive marketing that overlooks ethics and ecological, cultural awareness of a deeply sacred and spiritual plant. The rumblings on social media in regards to those who claimed to wildcraft white sage, along with selling the wildcrafted material that was ...
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Juliet Blankespoor

2019 Medicinal Plant Conservation Award

2019 Medicinal Plant Conservation Award — Recipient — JULIET BLANKESPOOR by Emily Ruff “Gathering medicine and food from the wild connects us to the natural world, our ancestral heritage, and our wild animal selves. Being involved in our sustenance and healing is boldly empowering and ties us into simple living and the change of the seasons. By gathering our own medicines carefully and conscientiously, we can be assured that our medicines are fresh, of high ...
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Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is excited to announce the transfer of the PCO Forest Grown Verification Program to United Plant Savers

For Immediate Release Spring Mills, PA (3/18/2019) — Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is excited to announce the transfer of the PCO Forest Grown Verification Program to United Plant Savers (UpS) effective March 15, 2019. UpS’s mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come. PCO sees UpS as the perfect home from the Forest Grown ...
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