25th UpS Celebration
September 21, 2019 01:00 PM -September 22, 2019 02:00 PM
United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, 35703 Loop Road, Rutland, Ohio 45775
United Plant Savers 25th
Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation
Grand Opening
September 21&22 | Rutland, Ohio
Join us September 21, 2019 to celebrate the grand opening of the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation, with keynote talks by Rosemary Gladstar and Steven Foster on the history of United Plant Savers and the plant conservation legacy of Jim and Peggy Duke. Music in the evening by Lobo Marino and theatre mask performance by 1000 faces. Sunday, we will offer guided and self guided hikes of the sanctuary. Local food truck will be on site for meals for purchase, food is not included in ticket price. Camping is ten dollars per person. This will be a weekend to celebrate the past 25 years of dedication to the plants as well as nourishing the vision for the future. Participants are welcome to come and camp Friday and Saturday. Event will officially kick off in the late afternoon on Saturday.

Stay tuned for updates to the schedule, details on talks and activities.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

2:00 pm Welcome and performance by 1000 Faces Mask Theater

2:30 pm Rosemary Gladstar

3:15 pm Steven Foster, Honoring the dedication of the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation to the Dukes.

“Knowledge Inspires Appreciation which Inspires Conservation — How Jim Duke Taught Us the Love of Plants in the Evolution of UpS"

4:30 pm Doug Elliot - Storytelling

5:30 pm Lobo Marino - Dedicated social justice musical duo form Richmond, Virginia

5:00pm-7:30 pm -food truck and cash bar evening mixer

Sunday, September 22, 2019

8:00 am - breakfast food truck and coffee

9:00 am - Guided hikes

NOTE: Meals are not included in the ticket price, a hydration station will be provided with water, tea and snacks.


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