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Herbs await packaging & shipping at Companion Plants in Athens County, Ohio

Exhibit Grand Opening: The Ohio Herbal Elders Project

Herbs await packaging & shipping at Companion Plants in Athens County, OhioPhoto Credit: © Jess Lamar Reece Holler, 2022 for the Ohio Herbal Elders Project.All Rights Reserved. Please join us for an opening reception of the Ohio Herbal Elders Projects exhibit Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 4-6 PM at the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation, located at our Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Meigs County: 35703 Loop Rd. Rutland, OH 45775. Please complete this form RSVP: ...
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accepting submissions

Call for Articles & Member Contributions to the 2023 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

2023 Theme: TBD We continue to highlight the work of our members in the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. We would like to highlight recent books and accomplishments by members.We would like to include creative ways members are sharing plant knowledge via classes, podcasts, zines, poems, art & photography.We do not sell advertising space in our Journal but members can submit an ad for your school, zine, podcast, or other creative plant-based activity – at ...
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Smithsonian - American Ginseng Exhibit

American Ginseng – Local Knowledge, Global Roots

Part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage, this gorgeous new website (https://folklife.si.edu/american-ginseng) features stories and perspectives of people who have intimate knowledge of the harvest, cultivation, trade, medicinal use, and conservation of wild American ginseng. Check out this video to learn more about the virtual exhibit (spoiler alert: it features our executive director, Susan Leopold). Or simply visit the new website to dig deep into Ginseng’s storied past and troubled future. VISIT ...
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Forest Farming Wild Simulated Ginseng Workshop

Forest Farming Wild Simulated Ginseng Workshop

Join the United Plant Savers plant propagation team on Saturday, October 1 to learn how to sustainably cultivate, manage, and market ginseng roots using the wild-simulated method. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), also commonly known as “sang,” has been harvested in southeast Ohio for generations, and the broader Appalachian region, since the mid-1700’s. A long history of overharvesting, coupled with a loss of suitable forest habitats, has resulted in significant declines among wild populations, and has ...
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Tea being poured into teacup. Mountain Rose tea cannister in the background.

A Visit with IHS Sponsor Mountain Rose Herbs

Shawn Donnille, owner and CEO of Mountain Rose Herbs This post is part of our series featuring International Herb Symposium sponsors. UpS: Thank you so much to Shawn Donnille, owner and CEO of longtime IHS sponsor Mountain Rose Herbs, for taking the time to talk with us. Shawn, how would you describe Mountain Rose? MR: As a purveyor of the highest quality organically grown herbs and spices, teas, essential oils, & botanical goods. UpS: And ...
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