42 Peg Schafer: Growing Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Conversation with Peg Schafer

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How growing medicinal herbs is vastly different than growing vegetables

  • Plant propagation methods and when each method is appropriate

  • Can Chinese medicinal herbs thrive in North America?

  • An inside view of life as an herb farmer

  • Herbal profiles for 2 Chinese medicinal herbs

About Peg Schafer

Peg Schafer’s main endeavor is the 21 yr. old Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm just outside Petaluma, California. Primarily an educational and research farm we offer tours and maintain a popular apprenticeship and to continue to explore growing Chinese herb crops. Herb quality, ecological cultivation practices, conservation and other issues affecting herbs are often addressed at Oriental Medicine colleges, conferences, and community events. Consultations are available for farm operations, grower/practitioner enterprises, herbal companies, research institutions and other stakeholder industries. Peg has been a founding member of the Sonoma County Herb Association and is the author of The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm A Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production published by Chelsea Green.

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 Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.