Sage Mountain Herbs & Earth Awareness, 2013
Welcome to Sage Mountain
Welcome to Sage Mountain. Founded by Rosemary Gladstar and family, Sage Mountain Retreat Center & Native Plant Preserve is one of New England’s foremost learning centers for herbs and earth awareness. Located on 500 wilderness acres in central Vermont, this beautiful piece of Earth Mother is a natural sanctuary and teaching site. There is an incredible assortment of wild herbs and flowers growing in habitats that vary from meadows, forest to swamp. Our wild neighbors include deer, bear, moose, beavers, bobcat, otters, fox and a wonderful variety of feathered folk that honor us with their presence. Our facilities are simple, rustic and comfortable and provide a relaxing and beautiful place for participants to learn.
This marks our 26th year of offering programs at Sage Mountain. Though we will be offering fewer programs this year on the Mountain, we have a busy year planned with two large herbal events ~ the International Herb Symposium & the New England Women’s Herbal Conference ~ as well as several Plant Lover’s Journey’s and a couple of our perennially favorite classes. Rosemary will be traveling and teaching at several other events as well. We are also seeking new owners/stewards of Sage Mountain. As we grow older (Rosemary turned 64 this year on 12-12-12!), we yearn to simplify, do less, and ‘be more’. If your dream includes owning a beautiful mountain retreat and/or running a small retreat center, please contact us. Not a ‘simple dream’, this will require a particular person or group of people with energy and financial resources, but its a fulfilling dream worth pursuing…..
The Foundations of Herbalism
with Rosemary Gladstar
September 25 ~ 29, 2013
Join Rosemary for this wonderful introduction into the world of herbalism. This class will emphasize the foundations of herbalism and herbs for family health. There will be lots of hands on learning and activities, including making herbal products, learning to identify, harvest and prepare plants, creating a first aide kit, and learning how to use plants for health and healing…..all taught in Rosemary’s joyful inspiring way with plants.
Beyond Herbology 101
Beyond Herbology 101
Developing Essential Tools of Herbal Practice
with Rosemary Gladstar,
Margi Flint & Sandra Lory
October 3 ~ 6, 2013
Beyond Herbology 101 has consistently been one of our favorite and most popular programs on Sage Mountain. We generally invite two teachers and Rosemary to discuss topics of interest for the intermediate to advanced students of herbalism. We decided to offer it once again for those intermediate students of herbalism who wish to develop and hone their skills of herbal practice.
26th New England Women's Herbal Conference
Honoring the Wisdom of Our Ancestors
August 23 ~ 25, 2013
Join us in this Special Celebration Honoring Women’s Wisdom, Healing & Herbs The WHC is a Benefit Conference for United Plant Savers
Each year for the past 25 years, the Ne Women’s Herbal Conference has brought together leading women herbalists, healers, and plant enthusiasts from throughout the country to share their wisdom of the herbs and natural healing. Though the emphasis is on women’s health and healing, the WHC is a joyful celebration of women’s wisdom and well being. Lovely lakeside Camp Wicosuta, New Hampshire, has been a girl’s camp for over 90 years and warmly welcomes the New England Women’s Herbal Conference. The camp provides excellent facilities, indoor lodging, camping, and a lovely sandy beach on the lake for swimming and canoeing.
A not to be missed event!
The 11th International Herb Symposium
Weaving Our Global Roots
Mark Your Calendars Now
June 28th - 30th 2013
Held At Beautiful Wheaton College, Norton, Mass
Inspiring! Eductiional! Entertaining!
~ For All People Who Love Plants ~
Visit the 11th IHS website : International Herb Symposium Website
Register Online Here : International Herb Symposium Registration
United Plant Savers is nearing its 20th anniversary! Birthed in 1994, UpS has helped to shape the direction of American Herbalism from a focus on our human health needs to one that includes the health and vitality of our native plant communities. As 'Stewards of Healing Herbs' (I like to think of us as the 'plant huggers' of the green revolution) our mission includes the conservation and preservation of native medicinal plants and the habitat they grow in, with a focus on organic cultivation and long term sustainability.
We've done an amazing job in the few years since we took on this task, especially considering we are a small organization with limited resources. One of our goals this year is to increase our membership so that we are a larger voice for the plants. Please help us reach our goal of 2000 members by 2014!!!If each of our current members signed up one new member we would far exceed our goal. And this month, March, is a perfect time to sign someone up because one of our board members has pledged to match each new membership with a matching donation!!!
We look forward to celebrating UpS's 20th Anniversary with 2000 members and 20 years of dedication to plant conservation and stewardship. Help us reach our goal! If you’re not already a member, please join now. And if you are a member, please sign up a plant loving friend. Membership entitles you to free seeds and plants, discounts at events and conferences, the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, quarterly bulletins and the opportunity to be a voice for the plants.
UpS Founding President
Rosemary Gladstar Receives First-Annual ABC Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award
(AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 20, 2013) The American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced that its first Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award will be given to Rosemary Gladstar, the renowned herbalist, teacher, and author known to many as the Godmother of American Herbalism. Among her many accomplishments and efforts that have helped grow a rich herbal community in the United States, Gladstar founded several schools of herbal education, founded and organizes annual herbal conferences, leads international herb-focused journeys, and has authored or co-authored about a dozen books on topics ranging from herbal medicine recipes to medicinal plant conservation.
“I know of no other herbalist who has done more to create a sense of relationship, community, and identity among herbalists and others with a strong interest in herbs and herbal healing than Rosemary,” said ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal. “Her energy, enthusiasm, passion, creativity, love, and generous spirit are bountiful and contagious. There is no one like her."
Gladstar, the daughter of Armenian immigrants, first learned plant medicine during informal garden walks with her grandmother, Mary Abelian Egitkanoff. She was instantly interested in the plant world, which was apparent in the middle school projects she chose to do on medicinal herbs. In the early 1970s, Gladstar opened her own herb shop, Rosemary’s Garden, in Sonoma County, California. Then, in 1974, she co-founded the tea company Traditional Medicinals with Drake Sadler and created many of the teas’ original formulations, including the popular Smooth Move®, Throat Coat®, and Mother’s Milk®. In 1978, she founded the California School of Herbal Studies (CSHS), which is still in operation today as the country’s oldest herbal school. In the following years, she founded the Breitenbush Herbal Conference, the International Herb Symposium, and the New England Women’s Herbal Conference — the latter two of which she still directs.