Welcome to Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & UpS Botanical Sanctuary

Herbs & Earth Awareness, 2014

Like seeds ripening in the rich soil of the earth & honey bees longing for the sweet nectar of blossoms, we’re awaiting the warmth of spring and looking forward to another season of growing, sharing, and learning on The Mountain.

Rosemary Gladstar & a Young Herbalist at Brietenbush Hot SpringsWelcome 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…..  

Though the knowledge and wisdom shared at our many programs and events over the years has been outstanding and has helped fuel the ‘herbal renaissance’, the teachings have been far more than just informational in nature.  Rich in spirit, they’ve nourished the heart as well as the mind.  Through an ever-growing network with other herbalists and herbal programs/events around the country, we have built a strong green community and have created an interface with other traditions of healing while keeping an earth based herbal tradition alive and thriving in this country. Often referred to as an herbal renaissance or resurgence, we have witnessed the interest in herbal and natural healing grow extraordinarily in the past few years…. thank you for being part of this growing green movement that is transforming modern health and health care in this country.   

We invite you to join us at Sage Mountain for one of our programs, or stop by and enjoy a stroll through the gardens or a walk in in the woodlands.  We definitely hope to see you at either of the amazing events that we sponsor ~ The International Herb Symposium at Wheaton College and the New England Women’s Herbal Conference at Camp Wicosuta, NH.  We especially would like to encourage you to become a ‘Steward of Healing Herbs’ by joining United Plant Savers. At a time when all non profits are feeling the effects of the economy, UpS needs the generous support of plant lovers to continue its important work of providing a sustainable future for herbs, herbalists, and future generations of plant lovers. Join United Plant Savers TODAY!!!

We invite you to be part of this growing green movement that is transforming modern healthcare. We invite you to join us at Sage Mountain for one of our programs, retreats or conferences, or for a stroll through the gardens. We especially inviteyou to become a ‘Steward of Healing Herbs’ by joining United Plant Savers.

At a time when all non profits are feeling the effects of these changing times, UpS needs the support of plant lovers to continue its work of helping to plant a sustainable future for herbs, herbalists, and future generations of plant lovers.







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