This event features a guided tour of the unique and beautiful forest and grassland habitats at United Plant Savers (UpS) Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Meigs County which was recently preserved by AOA.
Nestled in the unglaciated Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary is home to over 500 medicinal plants growing in abundance. Traditional American medicinal herbs, such as American ginseng, goldenseal, blue and black cohosh, and bloodroot, blanket the forest floor in vigorous health.
Enjoy a hike along the magical Medicine Trail led by UpS staff and volunteers. We will view many of the native medicinal species first hand and learn about their habitat and use. We will also get to see the many plants and flowers in the native grassland prairie habitat that covers a portion of the preserve property.
United Plant Savers is a nationwide non-profit dedicated to protecting and repopulating at-risk native medicinal plant species in their native habitats. Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary is their flagship property and headquarters. To learn more about UpS and the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary conservation please see the related article on AOA’s website.
This event will be held rain or shine – so please come prepared and dress appropriately for the weather. Bug repellant may be desirable. Please bring your own drinks and/or snacks. Feel free to pack a lunch and picnic afterwards in the deep shade of the forest.
We expect the walk to last for approximately 2 hours. AOA events are free and open to the public.
Meet at the UpS Goldenseal Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. We will rendezvous in front of the barn – see Google map link below. Look for the AOA and UpS signs. Goldenseal Sanctuary is located just north of Rutland in Meigs County. Use 35675 Loop Road (County Road 60) Rutland, OH, for the Google map street address for the property. If you are interested in carpooling with someone please contact AOA at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Feel free to call one of us also.