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Call for Member Contributions to the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

2021 Theme: Forests and Community From forest bathing to carbon sequestration, we know our future and that of medicinal plants depend on healthy forests. Science is just beginning to unravel how forest ecosystems communicate, demonstrating that forests are a functioning community of resource sharing that depends on a sophisticated interconnected network of mutual collaboration. In many ways, the vibrant community of plant savers is a reflection of this mycelium energy that empowers social and ecological ...
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Giving Tuesday Concert 2020

Concert for the Plants

Join Us in the Spirit of Gratitude for the PLANTS  A live-streamed event on Facebook with an inspiring and uplifting Giving Tuesday Concert as a way to give thanks to the plants and also to give back to our members. In case you missed it, here’s the replay… PROGRAM A Special Message from Rosemary Gladstar Founder of United Plant Savers and author of numerous books, Rosemary Gladstar, is launching United Plant Savers’ first-ever Concert for the Plants. Rosemary ...
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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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