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Rock Spring Branch promotes reuniting people with the native ecosystems of the Piedmont bioregion of eastern North America. RSB sponsors native place workshops, education workshops, seed sharing, and invasive species removal. We evolved in native ecosystems. Our purpose in life–that which we are evolved to do–is to live in a native ecosystem. We can only fulfill our biological purpose by living as a part of an evolved ecosystem, and in a mutually enhancing relationship with Earth.

At Rock Spring Branch we promote native places. A native place is both an ecological and a food garden. An native place is a doorway to your local ecosystem. You can convert your yard and gardens to a native place. Rock Spring Branch is actively seeking land available for permanent use as a community native place.

We have detailed information about persimmon leaf tea preparation. Eating, or drinking in this case, is a great way to connect with your ecosystem!

Rock Spring Branch supports the Half-Earth project of the EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. As you work for conserving 50% of Earth, extend your work to your own property to make the other 50% of Earth a better place, helping to save the remaining 15% of species through a native place.

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Rock Spring Branch is an ecological advocacy organization helping to heal the human/Earth relationship.

Rock Spring Branch is named after a stream flowing into the Bush Creek arm of Jordan Lake in the Piedmont of Eastern North America.