United Plant Savers

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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.[1][2] There is also a 400-acre sanctuary for research and cultivation in Ohio.[1] The group maintains an "At Risk" list of plants that are considered scarced in the wild in North America, such as ginseng, goldenseal and slippery elm.[3] The organization was founded by Rosemary Gladstar and a number of other horticulturists.[4][5] The organization encourages the creation of private land "botanical sanctuaries" across the country where at risk plants can be preserved and propagated.[6]


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  2. ^ Ram J. Singh (2011). Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement. CRC Press. p. 40. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Susan G. Wynn (2007). Veterinary Herbal Medicine. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 246. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Nancy Phillips (2005). The Herbalist's Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines. Chelsea Green Publishing. pp. 307–310. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  5. ^ Shatoiya De la Tour (2001). The Herbalist's Garden: A Guided Tour of 10 Exceptional Herb Gardens. Storey Books. pp. 42, 51. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  6. ^ Gabriell DeBear Paye (2000). Cultural Uses of Plants: A Guide to Learning About Ethnobotany. New York Botanical Garden Press. p. 143. Retrieved January 21, 2014.

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