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Florida School Of Holistic Living Inc's Fundraiser:

Building the Medicinal Plant Conservation Center

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THE STORY:

Our future forests are our best solution for climate resilience – trees are medicine for planet Earth and we are saving the forest by redefining its value!


Help United Plant Savers save the medicine of the forests and revive cultural traditions in the Appalachian region this summer! When you support this challenge, you help us build the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation at our botanical sanctuary, and reignite regenerative forest farming traditions through innovative educational events such as the Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium. 


 Appalachia is the hot spot for medicinal plant diversity – yet our botanical wealth is disappearing. The history of folk medicine in Appalachia has taken many twists and turns. Once a sacred tradition, the respectful harvesting of medicinal plants has now evolved into a dire situation for many species, due to overharvesting and the exploitation of the harvesters, all to the detriment of once healthy and thriving forests.


United Plant Savers is the only organization of its kind advocating for the conservation of native medicinal plants. Our 360-acre Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland Ohio - the first center to be placed under conservation easement for the protection, research and education of at-risk medicinal plants of the Appalachian region - is a model for Native Medicinal Plant-based economic redevelopment.  


We need to raise the value of what lies beneath the canopy in order to save what canopy remains. Charting a new path for the plants and the people, our organization empowers land stewards to protect their valuable medicinal resources through our growing network of botanical sanctuaries and educational partners.  


Building upon these successes, we bring our focus to the vital medicines of the Appalachian region, teaching regenerative forest farming of native botanicals to empower an herbal economic renaissance that concurrently protects this fragile habitat. Through your support, we will fulfill this mission through the launch of the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation at our botanical sanctuary in Ohio, and a series of educational events in the region, including the Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals in Morgantown, West Virginia in July 2017. 


The forest floor cries for the bounty that once blanketed its floor, and yearns for the love of its keepers. We need you to stand up for the plants that heal the land and heal the people. This CrowdRise campaign will help us grow the forest farming collective of native Appalachian medicinal plants, and build The Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation.  


“We need the medicine, it’s part of our ecosystem.”- Lori Quesinberry, Bearz Mountain 


$35- annual membership to United Plant Savers-   

$75- scholarship for forest farmer to attend “The future of ginseng and forest botanicals symposium”   

$100-  membership and Poster, help sponsor a new botanical sanctuary to join our network.   

$200 – membership, and a name of your choosing to be memorialized in our medicinal plant garden, funds to help us build the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation.   

$500- Weekend at the sanctuary –  up to ten people, with guided hike.   

$700 –sponsor a scholarship for our six – week program for intern to earn “Certificate in Medicinal Plant Conservation”   

$1000- life time members- support our research projects in forest farming and our living collection of native medicinal plants  

$10,000  – listed as a foundational donor to making the Center for Medicinal Plants come alive and thrive.        


$2,385

MONEY RAISED
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  • Florida Herbal Conference

    $1,000

  • Bodhi Garden Botanical Sanctuary

    $300

  • MARSHA LIVINGSTONE

    $100

  • Tammy

    $200

  • MJ Kate Blascovich / Eureka Naturals

    $200

  • Nina DiCristina

    $25

  • Emily Ruff

    $500

  • Jackie Osbun

    $25

  • Desiree Meany

    $35

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The Team: $95,463 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

United Plant Savers

Amount Raised

$49,330

 

33% Raised of$150,000 Goal

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Herb Pharm

Amount Raised

$14,050

Fundraiser Title

Mountain Rose Herbs

Amount Raised

$10,705

Fundraiser Title

Rosemary Gladstar

Amount Raised

$3,680

Fundraiser Title

Traditional Medicinals

Amount Raised

$2,850

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Gagnon

Amount Raised

$2,250

Fundraiser Title

Gaia Herbs

Amount Raised

$2,223

 

74% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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