Become a Partner in Education

Join us in our mission to Plant the Future through the conservation of our native medicinal plants.

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.


Join UpS as a Partner in Education (PIE membership)

When your school/program joins Partners in Education, you and your students will have access to all UpS publications on the ‘Member Resource’ page.

Your school/program will also

  • Be listed in our Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation and on our website.
  • Have the opportunity to promote classes, workshops, and events on our website and social media channels.

Please remember that all members of United Plant Savers are eligible to apply for Community Grants and the Botanical Sanctuary Network as well as participate in our Seed and Root dispersals in the Spring and Fall.


Once your school obtains a PIE membership, there are two ways to sign your students up:

  • The BEST way is to add $20 to your program tuition fee, then automatically enroll each of your students as members of UpS.
  • Or, at the start of your program, offer the students the opportunity to join UpS for the $20 student member fee. You can collect the fees and send the information in.

We do require that all students who enroll in Partners In Education send in their fees together. Please download this spreadsheet to use when collecting information from your students to send to us.

The Partners in Education program requires that your school maintain a membership to United Plant Savers at the educational/non-profit level of $50/year. This membership must be renewed annually in order to maintain your PIE membership.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact