Since then, the organization has expanded to southeastern Ohio and encompasses groups across the country. You can find the scoring guide and assessment spreadsheet online through the United Plant Savers website. Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary. The list encompasses 20 at-risk native medicinal plants and 23 that should be watched. Additionally, our membership allows us to support plant sanctuaries, community gardens, and other programs that work to achieve the goal of sustaining local plant and herbal habitats. Idyllic woodland at the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary provides the perfect environment for many endangered medicinal species. Corporate Members. Finally, if you see these plants growing in the wild, leave them be; let them reseed and thrive so they can provide abundant medicine for future generations. To start your own sanctuary, you’ll need access to private property, the desire and know-how to cultivate some native at-risk plants, and the motivation to open your sanctuary to the public at least once a month for teaching opportunities or garden tours. Already a Member but haven't activated your account. News and Updates. Your membership with United Plant Savers strengthens the voice of concern for conservation, habitat protection, and solution-driven outreach initiatives… I finally joined the United Plant Savers, although I’ve been fans of their efforts for years now. I'm Amber Pixie, and this is my site. For spring 2016, I’ll be receiving Prairie Seeds and Ramps to plant. “The pressures on American and Canadian native, wild medicinal plant populations are heavier than they have ever been before. Something went wrong. Your membership with United Plant Savers strengthens the voice of concern for conservation, habitat protection, and solution-driven outreach initiatives…. No matter where you live, there are native medicinal plants you can cultivate and preserve for future generations. Ramps were recently added to the United Plant Savers’ “To Watch” list as its increased popularity has been endangering wild ramp patches. **Please note that we submit the new member list to UpS once per month. Join today and save off the newsstand price! UNITED PLANT SAVERS PO Box 147 Rutland, OH 45775 Tel. The plant-loving United Plant Savers team establishes standards for protecting and preserving North America’s wild herbs. In recent years, UpS expanded its premises into southeastern Ohio with the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary. “The pressures on American and Canadian native, wild medicinal plant populations are heavier than they have ever been before. Delight your taste buds, mind and eyes with beautiful photos and inspirational techniques on everything you need to know to grow, preserve and cook your own heirloom fruits and vegetables. As a member, you’ll receive a quarterly newsletter, the annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, access to the fall root and seed sale, and information about annual conferences on medicinal plants. Enjoy the recipes, information, posts, and please feel free to message me if you have questions! The United Plant Savers provides information on plants that are at risk of extinction, as well as educational opportunities for individuals and businesses to see what they can do to help preserve the plant species. Renowned in the herbal community as a healer, teacher, and visionary, Gladstar founded the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, California, and later, Sage Mountain in eastern Vermont. Not only does the United Plant Savers do important work through grants, certification programs, and educational outreach, but they also offer a special program for their members. The story of United Plant Savers begins with pioneering American herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. Across the country, more than 100 varieties of wild plants are harvested for medicinal purposes — but increasing demand is putting intense pressure on natural spaces, often to the point of critically endangering the plants within them. If you want to do your part to preserve prized medicinal plants of North America for future generations, consider joining United Plant Savers as a member. With an onsite research facility and educational center, the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary is a vibrant model of what it takes to protect biological diversity and preserve the rich cultural traditions of Native American and Euro-American folk medicine. Proud stewards of botanical sanctuaries receive designated sanctuary signs, a listing on the UpS website and map, priority consideration for the organization’s grants, and other perks. A deep love of observing plants defined her childhood, and as an adult, Gladstar found her calling in herbalism. To learn more, visit the United Plant Savers website and select the “Botanical Sanctuary Network” tab. 8,311 members. Partners in Education Schools. Fields and forests provide habitat space for medicinal plants. Hi! © 2019 Pixie's Pocket. Become a Preferred Subscriber and start enjoying the benefits today! An indoor teaching space opens onto lush wilderness. Get updates from Pixie's Pocket: brewing and herbs in your inbox: Forage & Brew: A Sip for Every Season [Ebook], Herbal Education Opportunities (April 2016)! A propagation facility provides the plant material required for the various research projects on the premises, as well as a supply of medicinal plants for local farmers and herbal enthusiasts. United Plant Savers was created to address those issues and to help ensure that the herbs we love will continue to thrive in their native habitats. Yellow Emperor is a proud member of United Plant Savers, and organization dedicated to protect medicinal plants that are native to the USA and Canada. UpS is comprised of plant enthusiasts who are committed to working together to protect native plants by preserving the plants’ habitats, sustainably growing and harvesting medicinal plants, and raising awareness across the country about the crises these plants face. Carefully comb modern drugstore shelves, and you’ll notice more products than ever that rely on wild plant derivatives for their natural health benefits. The new Center will be dedicated September 14 and 15, 2019, as part of the celebration of the organization’s 25th anniversary. I finally joined the United Plant Savers, although I’ve been fans of their efforts for years now. Yellow Emperor: The Leading Liquid Supplement Manufacturer. Now in its 24th year, UpS continues to be a voice for native medicinal plant conservation and appreciation. Box 147, Rutland, OH 45775. If you order plant parts for medicinal preparations, look for organically cultivated — rather than wild-harvested — material. To get involved with the restoration and conservation work of UpS, you can start your membership online at the United Plant Savers website or write to United Plant Savers at P. O.