Sage Mountain Herbs & Earth Awareness, 2014

Welcome to Sage Mountain

Rosemary Gladstar & a Young Herbalist at Brietenbush Hot Springs

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 27th 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….. 

 

 

Herbs for Long-Lasting Health

Rosemary Gladstar explains how to use 22 herbs to enhance vitality and well-being at any age. She also discusses superfoods, supplements, and herbal teas that support a healthy lifestyle. The book includes 15 recipes for effective tinctures, teas, tonics, and more.

Story ideas include:
  • Five herbs to enhance vitality and well-being at any age (Chapter 2)
  • Four steps to creating long-lasting good health (Chapter 3)
  • Recipes for Zoom Balls for balanced energy or Longevity Chai (Chapter 4)

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Herbs for Stress & Anxiety

This introduction profiles the most effective herbs for addressing the most common symptoms of stress-related panic attacks, depression, headaches, migraines, herpes outbreaks, and insomnia. Readers will find techniques for making herbal tonics, sedatives, and stimulants to soothe nervous system issues.

Story ideas include:
  • Herbal recipes to alleviate depression, headaches, insomnia, and travel stress (Chapter 2)
  • Four essential nutrients for nervous system health (Chapter 3)
  • Five herbs for greater peace and inner calm (Chapter 4)

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Own your own Mountain!

Sage MountainAre You Looking for a Remarkable Property in the Central Vermont Area?  We're looking for new owners for Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary

Own your own Mountain!  That was the ad that caught our eye 25 years ago. Hopefully, it will catch your eye ~ and heart and imagination ~ as well. After 25 years of caretaking and stewarding this amazing property we are ready to pass it on to the right person(s).   Sage Mountain is a well-known 500-acre Herbal Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary located in central Vermont.   We have hosted classes and programs here for 24 years, and literally thousands of people have come to love and appreciate the land and energy that’s here.

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Special Letter from Rosemary Gladstar

Dear Friends,

United  Plant Savers

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.

Green Blessings,

Rosemary Gladstar

UpS Founding President

Rosemary Gladstar

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.




Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & UpS Botanical Sanctuary

P.O. Box 420, E. Barre, VT 05649; 802.479-9825; sage@sagemountain.com; www.sagemountain.com