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An Inside Look at United Plant Savers' Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary with Kathleen Maier

This will be a prerecorded event.  The recording will be available Sunday, April 23rd. 

Join Kathleen Maier for an in-depth discussion of United Plant Savers’ Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary which includes a living seed repository.  The United Plant Savers 360-acre Botanical Sanctuary sits in the Appalachian Foothills of Southeastern Ohio. Thanks to optimal soil conditions and unique topography, the Sanctuary is a refuge for wild medicinal plants which occur in abundance throughout the property. Historically known as “Paynes Woods”, what is today the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary has had the reputation for being the best place to collect medicinal plants since the 1900's. The Sanctuary also offers several acres of restored prairie, reclaimed strip-mine land, ponds and fields to provide visitors the opportunity to see several ecosystems and a wide-ranging variety of herbs and trees. Over 5 miles of foot trails allow visitors access to learn about and see firsthand these herbs and trees flourishing in their natural environment.  Visit the new Goldenseal Sanctuary website at:

Kathleen Maier, AHG. PA has been a practicing herbalist for over twenty years. She is currently director of Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA where she offers a Three Year Clinical/Community Herbalist training program. SPT’s free clinic was one of the first on the east coast and is still growing strong. She is a founding Board member of Common Ground Healing Arts, which is a collective of practitioners that offer their services to Charlottesville on a donation basis. She also sits on the United Plant Savers Board and was the recipient of their first Medicinal Plant Conservation Award. Kathleen’s studies of plants began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile and her training as a Physician’s Assistant allows her to weave the language of medicine we know today with traditional energetic systems. She is co-author of Bush Medicine of San Salvador Island, Bahamas.