Forest Botanicals Sustainability Pledge

Black Cohosh. Photo by Katie Commender.

Black Cohosh, Photo by Katie Commender

Thank you for Signing the Pledge! 

If you haven’t already signed the pledge, please go here to join us in letting companies know you care about the sustainable and ethical sourcing of forest botanicals. Links are live in the text below the image.

Please share this link with others and encourage them to sign as well!

To download the Sustainability Pledge, go to: Forest Botanicals Sustainability Pledge Packet.

“If we choose to use plants as our medicine, we then become accountable for the wild gardens, their health and their upkeep.”
– Rosemary Gladstar

I commit to becoming a more conscious herbal products consumer by pledging to:

Build and Deepen My Relationship with Forest Botanicals

Forest Botanicals Week Sustainability PledgeReflect

  • What medicinal plants do I use that are wild harvested from Appalachian forests?
  • What do I already know/what to learn about these plants, where they are harvested, and the
  • people harvesting them?
  • How can I deepen my relationship with forest botanicals and the ecosystems where they are
  • grown?
  • How can I deepen my relationship with the communities who grow and harvest forest
  • botanicals?
  • What can I find out about the challenges and issues involved in sustainably sourcing these
  • botanicals?

Take Action

Forest Botanicals Sustainability Pledge

Be a Partner not Just a Consumer


Take Action


Stay Engaged and Advocate for Change!

Donate Today to Support Forest Botanical Sustainability!

  • Donate to Appalachian Sustainable Development’s GoFundMe Campaign “Forest Farming: Saving At-Risk Forest Botanicals” at to support forest farmers and plant conservation. Consider donating to other organizations supporting this work, too!



9 thoughts on "Forest Botanicals Sustainability Pledge"

  1. Jesse LoVasco says:

    Is it possible to be a part of this without being on Facebook?

  2. Ann Armbrecht says:

    Hi Jesse! Yes, the way to be part of it is to sign the pledge and then we will follow up with two more emails this week. And we are all sharing on Instagram. From SHP I’ll share the groups that are part of the campaign. There is a FB pop up group that is quite active already, which is great to see, but not essential to be part of it!

  3. Teresa Durickas says:

    I am also not on Facebook but would like to participate. I’ve signed the pledge!

  4. Ann Armbrecht says:

    Thank you!There is a template letter in the drop down menu that you can send to your favorite herb companies to ask them to sign the pledge! If you are on instagram there is also an active conversation there under these hashtags:
    #ForestBotanicalsWeek #OurForestsOurFuture

    Thank you for your support!

  5. linda says:

    I don’t belong to facebook, but I BELIEVE in your cause.

  6. Ann Armbrecht says:

    Thank you! And you don’t need to be part of Facebook. We have lots of material on the website and you can download the template letter to let your favorite herb companies know you are paying attention and to ask them to sign the Company Forest Botanicals Pledge. Thank you!

  7. Thank you for your beautiful and continued work with, and on behalf of the plants!

  8. Ann Armbrecht says:

    Thank you so much!

  9. Richard says:

    Ann, I just wish I could go back 65-70 years to younger age and get with the program. ain’t much a 92 year old an do >>>

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