At Herb + Home we believe money can facilitate positive change in the world. That's why we donate 10% of all our profits to charities and organizations with missions we support, such as United Plant Savers and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
United Plant Savers' 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.
These Are Exciting Times for Herbalists. We are witnessing the art of herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition of health and healing. However, as herbalism flourishes and winds its way into the "main stream" of America, it is eliciting a unique set of problems and concerns.
Where once herbal enterprises were few and far between, it is now a competitive marketplace which has increased the demand on wild medicinal plant resources. Furthermore, other countries with an uninterrupted tradition of herbalism are experiencing a severe shortage of medicinal plants and look to the North American continent for supplying these herbs. This increased usage along with habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage of wild plant resources, including some of our most treasured medicinal species.
The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats. United Plant Savers is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization.
The Bill & Melinda gates foundation teams up with partners around the world to take on tough challenges: extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries, and the failures of America’s education system. The focus is on these issues in particular because are perhaps the biggest barriers that prevent people from making the most of their lives.
For each of these issues, the Gates Foundation funds innovative ideas that could help remove these barriers: new techniques to help farmers in developing countries grow more food and earn more money; new tools to prevent and treat deadly diseases; new methods to help students and teachers in the classroom.
By doing these things—focusing on a few big goals and working with partners on innovative solutions—we can help every person get the chance to live a healthy, productive life.
You can feel proud purchasing our products, knowing that you're supporting the conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats, America's education systems, and solutions to alleviate extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries.