Farming Medicinal Herbs 101

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Instructors: 
Elise Higley
Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 8:00pm EDT

Please note webinar time is: 8 pm Eastern Time, 7 pm Central Time, 6 pm Mountain Time, 5 pm Pacific Time

We will delve into the techniques, tools and tricks of the trade needed to cultivate medicinal herbs on your farm.  We will spend the first part of this class learning the different ways to start and expand your plantings and the second half getting into processing, learn the techniques professional herb farmers use to get your herbs from start to finish with the highest medicinal value possible.  This class will give you the knowledge you need to get your plants from seedling to harvest and on to processing.  We will discuss planting, watering, weeding, fertilization, harvesting, drying and garbling.  From roots to flowers we will discuss it all. Bring your questions.

Bio:

Elise & Jeff Higley, are herb farmers in Southern Oregon, one of the meccas for herb farming in the US. They own and operate Oshala Farm, a mid scale organic family farm with over 70 varieties of medicinal herbs in production. Oshala Farm is the combination of Elise's passion for western herbalism and Jeff's passion for farming. Over the last 9 years they have learned through blood, sweat, tears and laughter what it takes to be a domestic herb farmer and how to keep farming financially sustainable while staying true to their earth centric values and organic practices. 

www.oshalafarm.com