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Ingrid With Plants

Making Plant Medicine Sustainable: From Wildcrafting to Organic Cultivation

Author: Ingrid Bauer. Ingrid With Plants Five Flavors Herbs was founded with a vision to improve the health of people, the planet, and our communities by trusting the wisdom of nature. When we first began making herbal extracts 20 years ago, our audience was small, and we grew or wildcrafted many of the plants we used. We traveled up and down the West Coast to the same stands of wild plants each year: St. John’s ...
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In the News: Ecological and Ethical Problems of ‘Smudging’

Paloma Cervantes, CC BY-SA 3.0 Sage advice: The ecological and ethical problems of ‘smudging’ Published on October 1, 2020 article by Taylar Dawn Stagner, provides important perspective on the wild sage harvest in California. Taylar Stagner is from the Wind River Indian Reservation and is currently getting her masters in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. Stagner is Shoshone and Arapaho and loves to write fiction as well. High County News is a ...
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UpS INTERNSHIP CREATES OPPORTUNITIES IN APPALACHIAN OHIO

by Brenna Dobos and Bailey Grenert The UpS internship program, also known as the Medicinal Plant Conservation Certifi cate Program, has played a prominent role in the story of United Plant Savers and the nonprofi t’s lasting impact on the herbal community over the past 25 years. The internship program began in the late 1990s under the guidance of Paul Strauss and continues to inspire plant allies in North America and beyond with two six-week ...
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Coming Soon: The Goldenseal Summit

Coming Soon: The Goldenseal Summit

A Round Table Discussion on the Future of Goldenseal Sponsored by The North Carolina Ginseng Association, Living Web Farms, and United Plant Savers – The replay for this event that took place on April 22, 2020 will be online soon. The North Carolina Ginseng Association, United Plant Savers, and Living Web Farms put together an online event to capture the opinions and recommendations of a broad cross-section of experts and producers of Goldenseal. The virtual ...
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The Forest Farmers Handbook

The Forest Farmers Handbook by Rural Action and UpS – Free PDF Now Available

A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in forest farming. And if not, perhaps you should be—forest farming can provide economic opportunities to the forest landowner or land steward while also providing significant environmental benefits, such as preserving forest cover and enhancing biodiversity through the reintroduction and establishment of new populations of at-risk forest herbs. So, whether you’re interested in earning a supplemental income from ...
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