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Membership Levels


Individual - Annual Membership

$35.00 now. Join

Individual - Recurring Membership

$35.00 per Year. Join

Partner In Education (School/Non-Profit) - Annual Membership

$50.00 now. Join

Herbal Business - Annual Membership

$200.00 now. Join

Individual - Lifetime Membership

$1,000.00 now. Join

Your Membership Dollars Support

  • General operating costs
  • Subsidizing the Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program
  • Funding research on ‘At-Risk’ medicinal plants
  • Provides funds for ‘Planting the Future’ events and workshops
  • Ongoing habitat restoration and preservation at our Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary and beyond

Membership Benefits

  • Members will receive a copy of the next Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation when it is published (late spring/early summer). In the meantime, all past issues are available as PDFs on our website.
  • Enjoy free admission and other discounts to more than 345 botanical gardens and arboreta across North America and the Caribbean through American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program.
  • Receive discounts to Planting the Future conferences and other herbal events ($100 off registration for the IHS Virtual Learning Center available now)
  • Become eligible for UpS Community Grants.
  • 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 no charge.

PLUS members will receive the following discounts from our Herbal Business Members and Partners in Education

Perks of Becoming a Partner in Education

Introducing the idea of at-risk medicinal plant conservation to herbalism students is essential to the mission of United Plant Savers. To help facilitate this introduction, UpS offers a special student membership of $20 per student for all schools, apprentice programs, and training courses that enroll their students as a group.

Your school/program will also receive the following:

  • A listing in our Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation;
  • Inclusion in our online PIE Directory;
  • The opportunity to offer special member benefits to United Plant Savers members.
  • Eligibility to display a United Plant Savers member logo signifying your PIE membership. This is a fantastic way to show your customers and clients that you care, are actively engaged with our organization, and are dedicated to the conservation ethic behind sustainable harvesting and sourcing of medicinal plants.

Get Stellar Marketing Benefits When You Become an Herbal Business Member!

Becoming a partner with United Plant Savers is believing in the importance of reciprocity between the plants and people. Business Members have a unique opportunity to educate their customers about issues surrounding the sustainable supply of our native medicinal plants by sharing the work of United Plant Savers. Do you own a business that likes to do good for the planet AND get a great return on its investment? We work to keep memberships affordable and high value.

Join the ranks of our Herbal Business Members for just $200 per year and get a host of benefits.

  • Distinction as an Herbal Business Member
  • Opportunity to offer special member benefits to United Plant Savers members
  • Chances to provide giveaway items for future contests promoted to our audience

Sponsored Memberships

Sponsored memberships are available for individuals with special circumstances. Email for consideration.

Mail-In Membership

If you prefer, you may also join us by mailing a check in the appropriate amount to: United Plant Savers, PO Box 147, Rutland, OH 45775.

Please include your Full Name, Mailing Address, Email Address, and Phone Number (optional). Herbal Businesses and Educators should include their Company/School Name and Website URL in addition to the items above.

Formed in the Spirit of Hope

United Plant Savers is a group of plant enthusiasts committed to raising public awareness of the plight of our wild medicinal plants and to protecting these plants through organic cultivation, sustainable agricultural practices, and the replanting of native medicinal species back into their natural habitats. Our goal is to ensure that these valuable medicinal plants will be preserved for our grandchildren and our grandchildren’s grandchildren.

Our membership reflects the great diversity of American herbalism and includes wildcrafters, seed collectors, manufacturers, growers, botanists, researchers, practitioners, medicine makers, educators and plant lovers from all walks of life. We are grateful for your support of our mission to Plant the Future! Should you have any questions about the joining process or membership, in general, please contact our main office at