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Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association’s Mission

Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association is dedicated to helping people earn income through growing, collecting, processing and marketing Appalachian native plants; and to preserving Appalachian native plants for future generations.

Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association’s Values

  1. To abide by the rules and regulations set by public native plant regulatory bodies and private landowners.
  2. To simultaneously promote the use and preservation of Appalachian native plants.
  3. To increase the supply of Appalachian native plants through cultivation and propagation.
  4. To promote sustainable harvest of Appalachian native plants.
  5. To preserve local history and culture surrounding Appalachian native plants through education and preservation of local knowledge.