A Sanctuary for Wild Medicinal Herbs ..
Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary is home to hundreds of native medicinal plants growing in abundance. The purpose of the sanctuary is to provide a place for people to enjoy and learn from the plants found here without disturbing them in their habitat.
In the late 1990’s United Plant Savers acquired roughly 380 acres of land in prime medicinal plant territory to create the Goldenseal Sanctuary, the inspiration and model for a network of more then 100 independent botanical sanctuaries created and stewarded by UpS members. The sanctuaries share a common conservation ethic, modeled by the Sanctuary: medicinal habitats are protected for the sake of the plants and for future generations.
Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary runs a 6-week program in the fall and spring, where a small group of dedicated participants can earn a "Certificate in Medicinal Plant Conservation". Those dedicated to the calling of plant conservation should consider applying!