United Plant Savers
United Plant Savers is a nonprofit organization based in East Barre, Vermont whose goal is to promote the preservation of native North American medicinal plants. There is also a 400-acre sanctuary for research and cultivation in Ohio. The group maintains an "At Risk" list of plants that are considered scarce in the wild in North America, such as ginseng, goldenseal and slippery elm. The organization was founded by Rosemary Gladstar and a number of other horticulturists. The organization encourages the creation of private land "botanical sanctuaries" across the country where at risk plants can be preserved and propagated.
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