Native Plants Journey

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.

Because of this, here at Herbal Roots zine, we have dedicated this year’s collection of issues to bringing awareness to 12 of those herbs:

Pleurisy Root
Solomon’s Seal
Blue Cohosh
Black Cohosh
American Ginseng
False Unicorn Root
True Unicorn Root
Wild Yam

In addition, there are 2 back issues: Echinacea and Slippery Elm which are also on UpS’s at risk list.

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 notecards, enamel pins, and stickers
  • Free private online community
  • Free printable book marks
  • Free printable banners
  • Free PDF printable 2019 wall calendar
  • Free companion guide giving suggestions on teaching kids about herbs
  • Free resource guide
  • Other surprise free printables throughout the year
  • Option to purchase enamel badges to give to kids upon completion of each issue
  • Monthly quizzes
  • 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 starting in January. 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 14 issues of Herbal Roots zine, herbal stickers, note cards, and enamel pin badges.

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.

I’ve created a new free printable game “Go Cultivate” that you can download from here.

For more information and to enroll, head over to our classroom.