Plant Enthusiasts Unite!


Monday, May 9th 5PM-7PM


Ellwood’s Cafe


Susan Leopold, Executive Director of United Plant Savers


Celebrate National Herb Week with United Plant Savers!
Formed in the spirit of hope, United Plant Savers is a group of plant enthusiasts committed to raising public awareness of the plight of our wild medicinal plants and to protecting these plants through organic cultivation, sustainable agricultural practices, and the replanting of native medicinal species back into their natural habitats. Our goal is to ensure that these valuable medicinal plants will be preserved for our grandchildren and our grandchildren’s grandchildren. Our membership reflects the great diversity of American herbalism and includes wildcrafters, seed collectors, manufacturers, growers, botanists, practitioners, medicine makers, educators and plant lovers from all walks of life.

Susan leopold will present a slide show of the at-risk medicinal plant list, as well as speak about how to join the Botanical Sanctuary Program, and benifits of becoming a UpS member.

Susan Leopold is the current Executive Director of United Plant Savers. She has her Doctorate in Ethnobotany from Antioch, and her Masters in Environment Landscape Design from the Conway School. Her dissertation was a study of the ethnobotanical knowledge of the Bull Run Mountains, located near Haymarket, Virginia. She has studied Amazonian ethnobotany, and been involved for the past ten years with a traditional medicinal clinic among the Bribri in the Talamanca region of Costa Rica. Currently she lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she raises goats and grows medicinal herbs.





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Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

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