The Native Medicinal Plants Awareness Journey is 14 issues of plants that are at risk for extinction and being protected by the United Plant Savers. Through their conservation efforts and the efforts of countless other individuals who are working to cultivate and protect these species, we hope to not only rescue these plants from extinction but also help them to thrive in their natural environments.
False Unicorn Root
True Unicorn Root
Interested in being a part of this journey? You can join in for a year of fun and learning with Herbal Roots zine!
What will you get for joining?
Everyone who joins will receive the following:
- 14 issues of Herbal Roots zine (see above for full listing)
- A one year membership to United Plant Savers ($35 value)
- 10% discount at Mountain Rose Herbs
- 20% discount on items such as the enamel pins
- Free private online community
- Free printable book marks
- Free printable banners
- Free companion guide giving suggestions on teaching kids about herbs
- Free resource guide
- Option to purchase enamel badges to give to kids upon completion of each issue
- Certificate of Completion at the end of the course
How does this work?
Upon enrollment you will be added to a special membership website which gives you immediate access to the free printables and companion guidebook, and the two back issues (Echinacea and Slippery Elm) once they have been completely updated. Each month a new issue will be released. Quizzes will be offered at the end of each month and a certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the year once all segments have been completed.
What is the project all about?
About the project, Native Medicinal Plant Awareness for Children:
This is a multi-faceted project which will include 12 issues of Herbal Roots zine, a 2019 wall calendar and an at risk native medicinal herbals coloring book, all of which is being created over the course of the next year.
I am devoting a year of Herbal Roots zine to focusing on native medicinal species that are on the United Plant Savers’ “at risk” list. In addition to the existing sections of each issue, I will be adding in sections on the conservation and cultivation of those plants and how to help existing wild spaces to thrive.
This project will focus on teaching kids about the importance of conservation and the cultivation of 14 of our most endangered species of native medicinals through stories, songs, poems, games, puzzles, etc. The outcome of this project will be 14 individual issues, each issue devoted to a particular endangered or “at risk” native medicinal herb.
In the past I have been hesitant to write about plants that are endangered and at risk due to the over harvesting of such plants. I feel the time has come to address this concern directly, by teaching our next generation of herbalists the proper course of action when using native medicinals for medicine through responsible cultivation and stewardship.
United Plant Saver List
USDA Website Links for Conservation and Native Plants
HRz 20% Discount Code
Mountain Rose Herbs Discount
Bonus Lesson – Echinacea
United Plant Savers Echinacea Monograph
USDA Report on the Conservation Status of Echinacea
Bonus Lesson – Slippery Elm
United Plant Savers Slippery Elm Monograph
Slippery Elm Quiz
Lesson One – Pleurisy Root
Pleurisy Root Lesson
Pleurisy Root Quiz
Lesson Two – Solomon’s Seal
Solomon’s Seal Lesson
Solomon’s Seal Quiz
Lesson Three – Bloodroot
USDA Bibliography on Bloodroot
Lesson Four – Trillium
Lesson Five – Blue Cohosh
Blue Cohosh Lesson
Blue Cohosh Quiz
Lesson Six – Black Cohosh
Black Cohosh Lesson
Black Cohosh Quiz
Lesson Seven – American Ginseng
American Ginseng Lesson
American Ginseng Quiz
Lesson Eight – False Unicorn Root
False Unicorn Lesson
False Unicorn Quiz
Lesson Nine – True Unicorn Root
True Unicorn Lesson
True Unicorn Quiz
Lesson Ten – Goldenseal
Lesson Eleven – Wild Yam
Wild Yam Lesson
Wild Yam Quiz
Lesson Twelve – Osha