Cultivation and Management
The goal of this module addresses not only the practical aspects of organic field production but introduces the concept of growing herbs with wild qualities to maximize medicinal value.
Trainees can expect to learn how to grow medicinal herbs in an unconventional production system.
The risks associated with organic production as outlined here are managing and then selling the crops in an economically viable manner. Unfamiliar crops, some multi-year and unconventional techniques will have to be learned and skilled farm labor will need to be educated. Experimentation will need to be conducted to gain an understanding of how the herbs will best suit the location, farm and buyers.
An example of a way to set up record keeping and data gathering for Asian medicinal herb cultivation.
Preferred Herb List
List of recommended Asian herbs for New Mexico and the Southwest.
A list and description of jujube (Da Zao) scionwood cultivars.
Horizon HerbsCertified organic medicinal herb seed source.
Plants For a Future DatabaseA resource center for rare and unusual plants.
Missouri Botanical GardenBotanical garden with helpful website.
296 Wetmore Lane
Petaluma, CA 94952