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Author Carpenter, Jeff, 1969- author.

Title The organic medicinal herb farmer : the ultimate guide to producing high-quality herbs on a market scale / Jeff Carpenter with Melanie Carpenter ; foreword by Rosemary Gladstar.

Publication Info. White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.
©2015

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    635 CAR    DUE 09-30-19
Description xv, 394 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Growing and processing medicinal herbs for market -- Why grow medicinal herbs? -- Size and scale considerations -- Thinking like a business manager -- Facilities layout and design -- Field and crop considerations and planning -- Tools of the trade -- Field and bed preparation -- Plant propagation -- Considerations for growing medicinals -- Weed control -- Pest and disease prevention and control -- Harvest -- Geo-authentic botanicals -- Herb packaging and storage recommendations -- Producing value-added products -- Marketing -- Pt. 2. Herbs to consider for market -- Alfalfa -- Angelica -- Anise hyssop -- Arnica -- Ashwagandha -- Astragalus -- Black cohash -- Blue vervain -- Boneset -- Burdock -- Calendula -- California poppy -- Catnip -- Chamomile, German -- Codonopsis -- Comfrey -- Dandelion -- Echinacea -- Elder -- Elecampane -- Garlic -- Gingko -- Ginseng -- Goldenseal -- Hawthorn -- Hops -- Lavender -- Lemon balm -- Lobelia -- Marshmallow -- Meadowsweet -- Motherwort -- Nettle -- Oats -- Passionflower -- Peppermint -- Pleurisy root -- Red clover -- Red raspberry -- Rhodiola -- Schisandra -- Siberian ginseng -- Skullcap -- Spilanthes -- Saint John's Wort -- Thyme, German winter -- Tulsi/holy basil -- Valerian -- Yarrow -- Yellow dock.
Summary Both a business guide and a farming manual, The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer shows you how to successfully grow and market organic medicinal herbs, as well as culinary herbs and at-risk native herbs. Using their Zack Woods Herb Farm in Vermont as a backdrop, successful small-scale herb farmers Jeff and Melanie Carpenter cover the basic practical information any grower need to get an organic herb farm up and running.--COVER.
Subject Herb farming.
Herbs -- Organic farming.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Herbs -- Marketing.
Added Author Carpenter, Melanie, author.
Added Title Ultimate guide to producing high-quality herbs on a market scale
ISBN 9781603585736 (pbk.)
1603585737 (pbk.)
9781603585743 (ebook)
1603585745 (ebook)

 
    
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