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Native Forest Foundation: Conserving & Popularizing Wild Fruits in Sri Lanka
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Native Forest Foundation: Conserving & Popularizing Wild Fruits in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country with rich biodiversity–about 3368 plant species belonging to 1294 genera and 132 families have been identified, and around 800 of these are endemic to Sri Lanka (Rajapakse, 1998). Most of these plants were utilized in building healthy rural communities under the precise guidance of traditional local healers, members of the elderly, and indigenous communities during the past. In addition, the forest played a vital role in fulfilling basic human needs ...
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Medicinal Plant Conservation & Use at Tafi Atome Sacred Grove
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Medicinal Plant Conservation & Use at Tafi Atome Sacred Grove

On the continent of Africa, it is estimated that 60 to 95% of people “depend on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs” (van Andel et al., 2012). Medicinal plants are under pressure around the world, with thousands of species in trade globally, including for example, African cherry (Prunus africana) and ginseng (Panax spp.) (Baeg and So 2013; Payyappallimana and Subramanian, 2015). Although these species do not occur in Ghana, they provide useful models ...
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A Golden Opportunity
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A Golden Opportunity

The Sacred Seeds Program, supported by New Chapter, sponsored the Nurturing Your Botanical Sanctuary workshop. This event took place on October 1st and 2nd, with experts, academics, and land stewards convened at Goldenseal Sanctuary in Rutland Ohio, which is the headquarters of the United Plant Savers (UPS) network. Their uniting force was a workshop focused on sanctuaries, sacred natural areas, and the conservation and cultivation of medicinal and rare plants. Nurturing Your Botanical Sanctuary had ...
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United Plant Savers and Sacred Seeds Join Forces

United Plant Savers merged with Sacred Seeds in 2015. Sacred Seeds is a global network of botanical sanctuaries preserving biodiversity and plant knowledge through living gardens, containing locally important plants focused on medicinals but including those of ceremonial, food, and craft use. The Sacred Seeds network started with the medicinal plant garden located at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge in Costa Rica, similar to how United Plant Savers Goldenseal Sanctuary in Ohio became the vision for ...
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Organic Gardening Magazine features Sacred Seeds program manager Ashley Glenn
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Organic Gardening Magazine features Sacred Seeds program manager Ashley Glenn

Organic Gardening Magazine Vol. 60 No. 6 October/November 2013 Follow the link below to view the article : Download Organic Gardening Article.pdf ...
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