Sage Mountain Herbs & Earth Awareness, 2014
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 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…..
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)
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)
Are 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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A film about the healing power of plants
by Film Makers Terry Youk and Ann Armbrecht.
Numen is a 95 minute documentary focusing on the healing power of plants and the natural world. Filmmakers Terrance Youk and Ann Armbrecht traveled the U.S. to speak with herbalists and doctors, ethnobotanists and others about how our disconnection with nature affects human and environmental health and to discover how healing is made possible by embracing our place in the wider web of life. Featuring stunning footage of medicinal plants and moving interviews, Numen provides viewers with a new vision of medicine and offers steps to improve individual health and well being that enhance the health of the earth.
By Betsy May
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at Sage Mountain, herbal retreat and home of famous herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.
I had traveled eight hours by myself from southern Pennsylvania to the mountains of Northern Vermont, following an inner voice that simply said I needed to go. Before I left, my husband asked me if I knew how to set up our tent as I was to camp out all week at Sage Mountain. I looked at him as if he’d lost his mind and told him of course I knew how to set up the tent, slightly offended.
I had signed up for Rosemary’s Apprentice program, aka herbal boot camp, in the spring and could hardly believe I was finally here, at the home of this phenomenal herbalist and healer who speaks to the plants. The week was to consist of herbal classes, field trips, 3 delicious vegetarian meals cooked for us each day, a Jacuzzi, available at any time of the day or night, and a cedar sauna that was to be fired up one night. Not to mention full access to Rosemary’s comprehensive, personal library of books and videos in our spare time. Of course, who am I kidding, there really wasn’t any spare time!