Each year, Herb Pharm sponsors or donates 5% of our profits to a variety of national and local environmental, social and educational organizations. Some of these include:
• The Traditional Roots Institute at National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR, was established in 2013 to provide direct community education and to offer opportunities for healthcare providers of all types to deepen their understanding of herbal medicine and advance its clinical practice. Traditional Roots Institute offers community herb walks in regional green spaces, classes in NCNM’s Min Zidell Healing Garden, a speaker series, and an annual educational conference.
• United Plant Savers’ (UpS), East Barre, VT, mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come. UpS’ At-Risk and To-Watch lists compile the names of plants threatened by overuse and habitat loss. UpS has established a Botanical Sanctuary Network consisting of farms and botanical gardens dedicated to the propagation of at-risk species and also serve as education centers for plant conservation and organic cultivation.
• The American Botanical Council, Austin, TX, is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs. It is an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media. ABC publishes HerbalGram, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal; HerbClip, a twice-monthly series of summaries and critical reviews of recently published herbal literature; and HerbalEGram, a monthly electronic publication.
• Women’s Crisis Support Team, Grants Pass, OR, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault in Josephine County, OR through intervention, prevention, and safe shelter. WCST was formed in 1977 as the Women's Coalition of Josephine County, and operated entirely as a volunteer program and hot line for rape victims. In 1980 the organization changed its name, expanded its scope, and incorporated as a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to the struggle against both domestic violence and sexual assault.