Summer Outreach 2022

Project led by United Plant Savers

About the project.

Support outdoor programming and outreach for summer 2022 to bring local groups and visitors to the new Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation, honoring southern Ohio’s native plants.

United Plant Savers crowdfunded to build the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation and hosted the grand opening the fall before the pandemic hit. Since then, the Center has pivoted programs to be outdoors to offer those in southern Ohio and Meigs County specifically a place to camp, hike and explore nature and learn about native medicinal plants like goldenseal and ramps.

The Center also teaches how to propagate, forest management, and the growing of woodland botanicals for the expanding natural products industry. Any amount will go towards these efforts as the Center does  outreach at the local Meigs County Farmers Market, invites local groups and work on trails and signage to be able to welcome visitors in a safe and friendly way. Last summer the Center hosted over 2,000 local visitors.

Funding will support improvements like kiosks and picnic tables, as well as supporting additional programming efforts.

FAO staff comments.

Botanic education and conservation is a unique, but strong element of Appalachian culture and heritage. United Plant Savers and the Center for Medical Plant Conservation work to educate and preserve some of Appalachian Ohio’s most precious assets.

Project Status
Areas of Investment
Environmental Stewardship
Funds Raised

Funding will support Summer programming and improvement efforts.

Benefits 1 county
  • Meigs

Want to learn more?

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Contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or with any questions.

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