Forest Botanicals and Agroforestry Systems for Conservation of Plants and Support for Stewards/Farmers

This class will outline lessons learned from the collaboration of Mountain Rose Herbs and United Plant Savers, while following the stories of American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Quassia amara. We will share first-hand experiences launching the forest grown program with American ginseng and a new project with Quassia amara in Costa Rica. As herbalists, owners of apothecaries, and herbal consumers we must work together to ensure that not only are we healing with herbs but that we are also healing the planet.