Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm

  • Petaluma, CA

Biodynamics Now Podcast!

Episode 012 with Jean Giblette and Peg Schafer on The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm.
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Articles about Chinese Medicinal Herbs


Herb Quality

Chapter 2 from The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm: A Cultivator's Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production. Read (pdf) here.


Chinese Medicinal Herbs: A Farmer's Primer

By Peg Schafer and Jean Giblette given at the 2012 EcoFarm Conference.

This audio presentation is available as a download for $1.99 from Eco-Farm.org.


Medicine in Your Hands: Creating a Future for Our Herbs

By Peg Schafer and Jean Giblette

Read here.


High Performance Thin Layer Chromatographic (HPTLC) Analysis of Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) Roots Grown in Different Regions of the World

By Bill Schoenbart, L.Ac.
A comparative analysis of bioactive compounds in Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) roots grown in China and the United States. Read article (PDF) here.



POTENTIALLY INVASIVE CHINESE AND AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL HERBS

by Peg Schafer

See the list  here



DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF CHINESE HERBS

by Jean Giblette

Read the article here  Acupuncture Today, Volume 10, Issue 10.




ASIAN MEDICINAL HERB PRODUCTION ON-LINE TUTORIAL

Offered by New Mexico State University

The growing of Chinese medicinal herbs in the United States is an emerging agricultural crop. To help farmers in the Southwest to decide if adding Chinese medicinal herbs is a viable option to their operation, New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumers and Environmental Science has developed an online tutorial.

Funded by a USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service grant from the Western Center for Risk Management Education, based at Washington State University, the online tutorial allows viewers to attend a live training program on Asian medicinal herb production and marketing, which was recorded earlier in the project.

National experts Jean Giblette of High Falls Gardens in New York and Peggy Schafer of Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm in Petaluma, CA., were invited to share their extensive knowledge of Asian herb growing with growers.

Access the tutorial here, and proceed through the grower survey to receive the password to access the eight-session training. The training is divided into eight modules titled overview, species identification, propagation, cultivation and management, harvesting, invasiveness, processing, and marketing strategies. The homepage of each module includes an overview of the sessions goal, link to the audio/visual presentation, listing of supplemental materials, resource guide, resource links and the presenters contact information.




MEDICINAL HERB CULTIVATION GUIDES (PDFs)

by Peg Schafer




GROWING CHINESE MEDICINALS IN AMERICA:

Reflections of an Herb Grower

by Peg Schafer

For at least 50,000 years, people have moved from place to place, taking medicinal and other useful plants with them, read more




CULTIVATING LOCAL, ORGANIC MEDCINAL HERBS

by Daniel McQuillen

On a sunny day in late August, the Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm is a picture of calm. Here on a 10 acre plot of land in Petaluma, California, rows of lush Dan Shen are just going to seed while green fragrant shrubs scent the wind as it blows towards Sonoma Valley. read more