Memberships are the lifeblood of United Plant Savers, making up about 25% of our nonprofit’s annual operating revenue. When you become a member, you join our community of thousands of members who support our mission to protect at-risk medicinal plants and fungi. Plus, you get sweet perks reserved for members only!

Choose Your Membership Level

Level Price  

Individual - Recurring Membership

$35.00 per Year.


Individual - Annual Membership

$35.00 now.


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

$50.00 now.


Herbal Business - Annual Membership

$200.00 now.


Individual - Lifetime Membership

$1,000.00 now.


Your Membership Dollars Support

Your membership fees are critical for our organization’s continued survival. They support our general operating costs, and so much more, including:

  • The Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program.
  • Research on at-risk medicinal plants and fungi.
  • Funding for Planting the Future events and workshops.
  • Ongoing habitat restoration and preservation at our Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary and beyond.

Member Benefits

United Plant Savers members enjoy incredible perks—it’s our way of saying “thank you” for supporting our nonprofit. Benefits include:

  • Discounts on herbal products from popular retailers (list below).
  • Discounts off herbal classes (list below).
  • A printed copy of the next Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation (mailed late spring/early summer). All past Journal issues are available for everyone to download.
  • We don’t sell advertising space in our Journal, but members can submit an ad for your school, zine, podcast, or other creative plant-based activity for free.
  • First access to our seed and root sales throughout the year.
  • Free admission to more than 360+ botanical gardens and arboreta across North America and the Caribbean through American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Garden Network.
  • Discounts to Planting the Future conferences and other herbal events.
  • Discounted lodging at our Botanical Sanctuary Yurt and nearby Brickhouse Apothecary.
  • Eligibility for UpS Community Grants.
  • Invitation to our members-only Fall Equinox Campout and Bioblitz September 21-22, 2024.

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

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.

Help us Get to 10,000 Members

Our 30th anniversary is this year! And to celebrate it, we’d love to grow our member community to be larger than it’s ever been before. Can you help us get to 10,000 members this year? Join, renew, and/or spread the word today!

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