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Holistic Healing with Herbs and Chinese Medicine

Holistic Healing with Herbs and Chinese Medicine

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March 5th 2013: Protecting Plants and Their Native Habitats for Future Generations

Herbs and plants are an amazing natural resource, the health and abundance of which is crucial to the practice of herbal medicine. In this show we will explore the current state of popular medicinal plants such as American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and what consumers can do to ensure the sustainable use of these herbal medicines. Our guest is Susan Leopold, the Executive Director of United Plant Savers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat. For any plant lovers and consumers of herbal medicin

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Susan Leopold

Susan Leopold is the current Executive Director of United Plant Savers. She has her Doctorate in Ethnobotany from Antioch New England, her research involved the loss of local plant knowledge in the Bull Run Mountains of Virginia, and the implications from a shift in regards to plant knowledge from a economic, ecological, and social perspective. She has her Masters in Environmental Landscape Design from the Conway School in Conway, Mass. Previously Susan has worked as Executive Director of the Bull Run Mountain Conservatory, as special project manager for the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (land trust), and as a special research librarian, and art photographer at the Oak Spring Garden Librar
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