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Alternative Farming Systems Information Center of the National Agricultural Library
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Growing Herbs: Selected Information Sources, 1996-2005

Compiled and annotated by Rebecca Mazur
Research and Reader Services, National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
rmazur@nal.usda.gov

November 2005

This guide lists and describes organizations, web sites, books, periodicals, and articles about growing herbs, both commercially and in the garden. The emphasis is on providing practical herb growing information to commercial growers and to herb gardeners in the U.S. The topic of herbal medicine is excluded, although several key reference titles in this field are included in the Web Sites and Reference Books sections.

Most of the references cited in this guide date from 1996 through 2005. For earlier information, please see "Growing for the Medicinal Herb Market Selected Sources and Resources" by Suzanne DeMuth, Mary V. Gold, and the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, 1998, and "Herbs and Herb Gardening: An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide" compiled by Suzanne DeMuth, 1996. Both publications were produced by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library, and are available online or from the Center. To find references published after 2005, please see the section "How to Update or Expand this Bibliography" toward the end of this document.

Contents

National Organizations
Web Sites with Online Content about Herbs and Herb Growing
Periodicals
Reference Books
Books for Commercial Growers - General
Books for Commercial Growers - About Particular Herbs
Articles for Commercial Growers - General
Articles for Commercial Growers - About Particular Herbs
Books for Home Gardeners
Articles for Home Gardeners
Guides to Seed and Plant Sources
How to Update or Expand this Bibliography
How to Obtain Publications

National Organizations

Most of these organizations offer a speaker’s bureau, print a membership directory, and host a web site with publications for sale. Many post a calendar of herb-related events on their web sites. For the most current information about an organization, contact it directly.

American Botanical Council (ABC)
P.O. Box 144345
Austin, TX 78714-4345
Phone: 512-926-4900 or 800-373-7105
Email: abc@herbalgram.org
Web site: http://www.herbalgram.org
Description: Nonprofit education and research organization that aims to promote herb use and educate consumers, health professionals, researchers, educators, industry, and the media about responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. Web site includes web page "Common Herbs: An Introductory Guide to Herbal Healthcare" with photographs and brief plant descriptions.
Dues: individual, $50; academic, $100 academic; professional, $150; organization, $250.
Periodicals: (1) HerbalGram: The Journal of the American Botanical Council and the Herb Research Foundation; irregular; $35. ISSN: 0899-5648. (2) HerbClip tm and HerbClip Online tm database; bi-weekly; for members only.

American Herb Association (AHA)
P.O. Box 1673
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 916-265-9552
Web site: http://www.ahaherb.com
Description: Commercial organization promoting understanding and ecological use of medicinal herbs and aromatherapy. Private library includes 1,000 volumes, 60 subscriptions, and a special collection on medicinal botany. Operates private herb farm. Web site includes extensive related web links.
Dues: regular, $20; supporting, $35.
Periodicals: American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter; included in $20 membership.

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
8484 Georgia Ave., Suite 370
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5604
Phone: 301-588-1171 Email: ahpa@ahpa.org
Web site: http://www.ahpa.org
Description: A business association of growers, manufacturers, processors, and distributors, seeks to promote industry and trade of herbs and herbal products. Disseminates political and research information; lobbies Congress and Federal agencies; sponsors annual educational symposium; offers business service discounts to members.
Dues: begin at $1,000 for companies with annual sales of or under $500,000; rises with company annual sales. Associate memberships are $1,000.
Periodicals: AHPA Report; monthly, online; for members only.

American Herbalists Guild (AHG)
1931 Gaddis Rd.
Canton, GA 30115
Phone: 770-751-6021 Email: ahgoffice@earthlink.net
Web site: http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com
Description: Nonprofit organization that promotes standards in botanical medicine and standards for education in herbal medicine. Emphasizes professionalism and cooperation for herbal practitioners. Sponsors annual symposium. Web site includes online forums and links to its members’ web pages.
Dues: $60, general; $50, students of herbalism; $120, professional; supporting, varies.
Periodicals: (1) Journal of the AHG; biannual; included with membership; nonmembers, $45. (2) Guild News and Views; biannual; for members only.

Herb Growing and Marketing Network (HGMN)
P.O. Box 245
Silver Spring, PA 17575-0245
Phone: 717-393-3295 Email: herbworld@aol.com
Web site: http://www.herbworld.com
Description: Trade association of herb and herbal product retailers, wholesalers, growers, and manufacturers that works to disseminate business and marketing information about the herb industry, especially about marketing and locating wholesale sources. Web site includes Herbal GreenPages, an online business directory. Offers information to beginners in the field, sponsors annual conference, member business discounts, Internet web site hosting, online listserv, discussion group, and annual conference.
Dues: $95
Periodicals: (1) The Business of Herbs; published online only; monthly; contact is P.O. Box 245, Silver Spring, PA 17575-0245; 717-393-3295; FAX: 717-393-9261. ISSN: 0736-9050, included with $95 membership (2) Ezine, monthly or twice a month [news and sponsored items]; published online only, contact is http://www.herbnet.com/ezine%20signup.htm

Herb Research Foundation (HRF)
4140 15th St.
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 303-449-2265 or 800-748-2617 Email: info@herbs.org
Web site: http://www.herbs.org
Description: Nonprofit organization concentrating on scientific herb research and public education about the health benefits, cultivation, and safety of herbs. Maintains private library of over 3,000 scientific articles and reports on herbs. Offers literature searching and writing services. Web site includes extensive resource lists including information on wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, importers, and commercial seed and plant sources.
Dues: varies depending on publications received;
Periodicals: (1) HerbalGram: the Journal of the American Botanical Council and the Herb Research Foundation; quarterly; $35; ISSN: 0899-5648. (2) Herbs for Health; bi-monthly; $29.94 or included with membership; ISSN: 1086-1955.

Herb Society of America (HSA)
9019 Kirtland-Chardon Rd.
Kirtland, OH 44094
Phone: 440-256-0514 Email: herbs@herbsociety.org
Web site: http://www.herbsociety.org
Description: Nonprofit organization devoted to promoting the knowledge, use, history, cultivation, and enjoyment of herbs. Sponsors annual conference and symposia and a seed exchange for members. Sponsors awards, a national demonstration garden, and regional plant collections. Maintains library of almost 3,000 items, open to the public. Web site includes calendar of U.S. herb events by geographic district. This society planned and funded the National Herb Garden.
Dues: individual, $50; joint, $75; student, $30; international, $110; honorary $50; individual life, $2000; joint life, $3000; individual benefactor, $4000; joint benefactor, $6000.
Periodicals: (1) The Herb Society of America Newsletter; quarterly; included with membership. (2) The Herbarist; annual; $12. ISSN: 0740-5979.

International Herb Association (IHA)
P.O. Box 5667
Jacksonville, FL 32247-5667
Email: info@iherb.org
Web site: http://www.iherb.org/
Description: Professional trade association that promotes the herb industry, works for education and information exchange about herbs and the herb industry, and aims to encourage entrepreneurs. Established and promotes IHA Herb of the Week and National Herb Week.
Dues: business or individual, $100; student, $25; educator, $50; nonprofit organization, $50.
Periodicals: Quarterly newsletter; written by and for members.

Web Sites with Online Content about Herbs and Herb Growing

See also the web addresses listed under organizations, above. In some cases, these web sites present documents most easily obtained online, from the link or web address.

Aboca Museum [English language site], site of the Aboca Museum in Sansepolcro, Italy, which illustrates and documents the use of herbs and herbal medicines through the ages with a collection of artifacts that are pictured and described in the site's virtual museum tour. http://www.abocamuseum.it/uk/index.htm

Agricultural Marketing and Resource Center, a joint project of departments from Iowa State University, Kansas State University. and the University of California-Davis includes "Herb Industry Profile" by Christa Hartsook, Oct. 2003 and other articles. Web site covers commodities and products; market and industries; business development; directories and state resources. Offers an "ask an expert" email service. http://www.agmrc.org

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center at the National Agricultural Library specializes in identifying and accessing information related to alternative agricultural enterprises and crops as well as alternative cropping systems. http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic

ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service is managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology. a private, nonprofit organization. It offers full text of ATTRA papers such as "Ginseng, Goldenseal, & Other Native Roots" by Katherine Adam, Jun. 2002; "Market Gardening: a Start-Up Guide" by Janet Bachman, Mar. 2002; "Considerations for Organic Greenhouse Herb Production" by Katherine Adam, Apr. 2003, and more. The web site also provides farmers, ranchers, agricultural educators, farmer-focused organizations the opportunity to interact with sustainable agriculture experts by phone or email. http://attra.ncat.org/horticultural.html#Herbs

BC Specialty Crops Fact Sheets & Publications produced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries, British Columbia, Canada. Online publications include "Ginseng Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2003 Edition," "Echinacea – Purple Coneflower," and "Planning for Profit Enterprise Budgets: Herbs & Specialty Crops." http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/speccrop/factsheets.htm

Canadian Medicinal Crops by Ernest Small and Paul M. Catling. Includes a section on the business of medicinal plants and gives detailed accounts of 25 species. http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/medicinal_crops/

Center for New Crops & Plant Products at Purdue University, offers directories, links, and text of some publications such as "Chinese Medicinal Herbs: Opportunities for Domestic Production by Lyle E. Craker and J. Giblette, 2002. The web site also includes also links to the full text of USDA’s Farmers’ Bulletin no. 1977, "Savory Herbs Culture and Use," 1946 and USDA Miscellaneous Publication no. 77, "The Herb Hunters Guide American Medicinal Plants of Commercial Importance," 1930. http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/default.html

Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases, provided by the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Germplasm Resources Information Network. Searchable database of information on plant chemicals, plant chemicals’ concentration and activity, and ethnobotanical uses of plants. Browsable databases cover plant ecological ranges, worldwide plant uses, Native American food plants, medicinal plants of Native America, and plant chemicals. http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke

e-answers Your Extension Information Service "is a searchable Web site that provides reliable, research-based information on a wide range of Extension or Outreach-oriented subjects. From this source you can access the knowledge of Land Grant universities around the nation." This is an excellent source for practical information. You may search by keywords and you may limit a search to a particular region or institution. [Note: Another way to find Extension publications online is to search a general search engine, such as Google, using the strategy "herbs site:edu" or "[particular herb name] site:edu" because Extension sites are affiliated with land-grant universities.] http://e-answers.adec.edu/

Growing for the Medicinal Herb Market Selected Sources and Resources, by Suzanne DeMuth, Mary V. Gold, and Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (U.S.). Beltsville, MD: Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library, ARS, USDA, 1998. This 12 page guide lists and describes organizations, databases, and publications, mostly dating from 1992-1996. Print copies are available from AFSIC, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD, 20705, 301-504-6559. http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/AFSIC%5Fpubs/mherb.htm

Henriette's Herbal Homepage, by Henriette Kress, gives information on growing, harvesting, gardening with, and using herbs. Also provides photographs, discussion forums, full text of classic herbal works, and extensive links. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/

Herb Questions and Answers, by the U.S. National Arboretum. Presents five common questions and their answers. http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faqs/herbsfaq1.html

HerbMed database, provided by the Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc., lists herbs alphabetically and for each herb, organizes references into these categories: evidence for efficacy (based on human data); methods of preparation; evidence of activity; PubMed [literature] search; history of record; safety data; formulas/blends; and other information, i.e., pictures and distribution maps; cultivation, conservation, and ecology; and related links. http://www.herbmed.org

Herbs and Spices, International Trade Data System, U.S. Federal Government. This web page provides links to industry information and selected non-government web sites relevant to trade in herbs and spices. http://www.itds.treas.gov/herb_spices.html

Herbs and Herb Gardening: An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide . compiled by Suzanne DeMuth, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. National Agricultural Library, 1996. This 90 page resource guide lists and describes books, guides, proceedings, videos, bibliographies, periodicals, selected articles, indexing and abstracting services, organizations, and mail-order suppliers. Most references cover the 1980’s through 1995. Print copies are available from AFSIC, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD, 20705, 301-504-6559.http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/AFSIC_pubs/srb9606.htm

Horticulture on the Internet: Herbs. prepared by Erv Evans, Consumer Horticulturalist, North Carolina State Extension Service, has links to many extension pages on herb gardening and on specific herbs. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/hortinternet/herbs.htm

IBIDS, the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements Database, from the Food and Nutrition Information Center at the National Agricultural Library and the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health. includes references from three sources: MEDLINE for biomedical-related articles. AGRICOLA for botanical and agricultural science, and AGRIS for worldwide agricultural literature. It includes references about the growth, production, use, and function of herbal and botanical products used as dietary supplements. http://ods.od.nih.gov/showpage.aspx?pageid=48

MedlinePlus Herbal Medicine, from the National Library of Medicine, links to consumer-oriented web sites and articles. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/herbalmedicine.html

Missouri Alternatives Center. from the University of Missouri, provides information on a wide range of alternative agricultural opportunities and how to make alternative operations profitable. Many links to "Extension Information on Alternatives," organized by topic (culinary, medicinal, essential oils, etc.) are provided on the web page http://agebb.missouri.edu/mac/links/index.htm

A Modern Herbal by Margaret Grieve, was first published in 1931. Now available online, it is a resource for herbs' culinary, cosmetic and economic properties, and their cultivation and folklore. This standard reference also includes a plant and herb index, recipes and a list of poisons. http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/mgmh.html

National Wholesale Herb Report, by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Market News Branch, provides prices paid for wholesale herb sales to retailers in 15 U.S. cities. From http://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/mncs/termherb.htm. click "Herbs."

Native American Ethnobotany: A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants provided by Dan Moerman at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. "The database now contains 44,691 items… represents uses by 291 Native American groups of 4,029 species from 243 plant families. About half of them are medicinal." http://herb.umd.umich.edu

Savory Herbs: Culture and Use U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Farmers' bulletin no. 1977. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1946. http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/SavoryHerbs/SavoryHerbs.html

An unofficial hypertext tour and partial catalog of the University of Washington medicinal herb garden. Includes a walk through the garden, a map of the garden, indexes by botanical and common names, and links to MedlinePlus and PubMed. http://nnlm.gov/pnr/uwmhg/

Periodicals

American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter.
Note: Covers current news, legal issues and events relating to medicinal plants. Written by professional herbalists.
Contact: American Herb Association, P.O. Box 1673, Nevada City, CA 95959-1673; 916-265-9552

The Business of Herbs; ISSN: 0736-9050.
Note: Online only. Presents information on marketing and production; reviews trends in the herb industry; reports business and regulatory news and research for herb business professionals.
Contact: Herb Growing and Marketing Network, P.O. Box 245, Silver Spring, PA 175750-0245; 717-393-3295

Growing for Market: News and Ideas for Market Gardeners; ISSN: 1060-9296.
Note: Geared for direct market farmers of all types, but useful for the small commercial herb grower. Offers articles on ways to boost profit. "Every article is written by an experienced farmer."
Contact: Growing for Market, P.O. Box 3747 Lawrence, KS 66046; 800-307-8949

The Herb Companion: in celebration of the useful plants.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5H47
Note: Features crafts, recipes, herb history, and advice for the home gardener.
Contact: Ogden Publications, 1503 SW 42 St.; Topeka, KS 66607; 800-456-5835

Herb Quarterly; ISSN: 0163-9900.
NAL Call: SB351.H5H357
Note: Features garden lore, gardening techniques, recipes, medicinal herb use, and crafts for the home gardener.
Contact: EGW Publishing Co., 1041 Shary Circle, Concord, CA 94518, 925-671-9852

Herb, Spice and Medicinal Plant Digest; ISSN: 1048-3160.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5H265
Note: Contains reports on the production, chemistry, and marketing of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants. For growers, merchants, and others with an interest in the culture and business related to aromatic and medicinal plant species.
Contact: HSMP Press, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst, MA 01003, 412-545-2347

HerbalGram: The Journal of the American Botanical Council and the Herb Research Foundation
NAL Call #: SB351.H5H5
Note: Covers herbs and medicinal plants; includes feature articles, market reports, research reviews, clinical updates, plant patent news, legal and regulatory developments, trends in sales and marketing, book reviews.
Contact: American Botanical Council, 6200 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723, 512-926-4900.

Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants; ISSN: 1049-6475.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5J68
Note: Publishes mainly articles on the botany, horticulture, chemistry, and pharmacology of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants.
Contact: Haworth Herbal Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY, 13904-1580, 800-429-6784

Reference Books

The big book of herbs: a comprehensive illustrated reference to herbs of flavor and fragrance. Tucker, Arthur O. and Thomas DeBaggio. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 2000. 688 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 T777 2000
Note: The first section is an overview of herb growing, harvesting. and preserving techniques; the second section lists herbs alphabetically and provides identification, cultivation, and use information.
Contact: Interweave Press, 201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537, 970-669-7672

Chinese and related North American herbs: phytopharmacology and therapeutic values. Li, Thomas S. C. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2002. 598 p.
NAL Call #: RS164 .L5645 2002
Note: Provides information on major constituents, therapeutic values, and phyletic relationships of Chinese and North American. Includes references.
Contact: CRC Press LLC, Attn: Order Entry, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431-9868, 800-272-7737

Encyclopedia of medicinal plants. 2nd ed. rev. Chevallier, Andrew. London: New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2001. 336 p.
NAL Call #: S441.A475
Note: Sections discuss the development of herbal medicine, herbal traditions of the world, and herbal remedies for home use. Includes a visual guide to 100 plants from around the world and descriptions of over 450 other herbs.
Contact: DK Publishing, Inc., 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-213-4800

Handbook of medicinal herbs: CRC handbook of medicinal herbs. Duke, James A. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2001. 677 p.
NAL Call #: S441.A475
Note: This revised edition gives current information on over 800 of the world's medicinal plant species. Entries include the author's safety score, which is his judgment of the herb's safety as compared to coffee, and the herb's synonyms, activities, indications, dosages, contraindications, interactions, and side effects. Data is referenced.
Contact: CRC Press LLC, Attn: Order Entry, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431-9868, 800-272-7737

Handbook of phytochemical constituents of GRAS herbs and other economic plants. Duke, James A. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2001. 654 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 D85 2001
Note: Lists reported constituents of over 1,000 plants. Includes quantitative data when available and provides reference sources of information. Includes all herbs generally recognized as safe.
Contact: CRC Press LLC, Attn: Order Entry, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431-9868, 800-272-7737

The herbal internet companion: herbs and herbal medicine online. Owen, David J. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2002. 193 p.
NAL Call #: RM666.H33 O975 2002
Note: Lists and describes sites including those on herbalism; botanical aspects of herbs; herbal medicine and folklore; laws, regulations, and standards; herb organizations; consumer information; mailing lists, newsrooms, and chat rooms.
Contact: The Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice St. Binghamton, NY 13904, 800-429-6784

Herbal: the essential guide to herbs for modern living: essential guide to herbs for modern living. Bown, Deni. and Chelsea Physic Garden. London: Pavilion, 2001. 320 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 B69 2001
Note: Presents information about over 150 plants and includes historical color plates for many. Entries are organized in these sections: portrait, history, aromatic uses, cooking, healing, and notes for gardeners.
Contact: Pavilion Publishing, The Ironworks, Cheapside, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GD, 0870 161 3505

"Herbs, herbalism, and the practice of domestic medicine" In American household botany: a history of useful plants 1620-1900. Sumner, Judith. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004. pp. 229-263.
Discusses early American use of both native and imported herbs.

Herbs of commerce. 2nd ed. McGuffin, Michael and American Herbal Products Association. [S.l.]: American Herbal Products Association, 2000. 421 p. At head of title: American Herbal Products Association's herbs of commerce.
NAL Call #: QK96.H47 2000
Note: Lists 2048 species by Latin name and provides the Standard Common Name. By FDA rule, effective January 1, 2006, the standardized common names in this reference will be required on dietary supplement labels. Also gives botanical synonyms, ayurvedic names, Chinese names, and other common names.
Contact: American Herbal Products Association, 8484 Georgia Ave., Suite 370, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-588-1171

Medicinal plants of the world. van Wyk, Ben-Erik and Michael Wink. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004. 480 p.
NAL Call #: RS164 .V295 2004
Note: Contents. Foreward. Introduction. Medicine systems of the world. Plant parts used. Dosage forms. Use of medicinal plant products. Active ingredients. Quality control and safety. Efficacy of medicinal plant products. Regulation of herbal remedies and phytomedicines. The plants in alphabetical order. Health disorders and medicinal plants. Overview of secondary metabolites and their effects. Quick guide to commercialised medicinal plants. Glossary.

New encyclopedia of herbs and their uses. Bown, Deni. New York: DK Publishing, 2001. 448 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 B64642001
Note: Describes and discusses herbs from all over the world. Cover title is "The Herb Society of America new encyclopedia of herbs and their uses: the definitive guide to the identification, cultivation, and uses of herbs." Covers over 1,000 herbs, with 1,500 photographs.
Contact: DK Publishing, Inc., 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-213-4800

Pocket guide to herbal medicine. Kraft, Karin and Christopher Hobbs. New York: Thieme, 2004. 491 p.
NAL Call #: RM666 .H33K73 2004
Note: Covers fundamentals of phytotherapy, gives A-Z of medical plants, discusses herbal treatment of specific diseases, provides practical applications, and includes an appendix with glossaries, dosages, references, and index.

Therapeutic guide to herbal medicines. 1st ed.: Complete German Commission E monographs. Blumenthal, Mark. and Integrative Medicine Communications. American Botanical Council. German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. Austin. TX: American Botanical Council; Boston, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998. 685 p.
NAL Call #: RM666.H33T45 1998
Note: Prepared by an expert committee, evaluates the safety and efficacy of over 300 herbs and herb combinations. A later book derived from this one, "Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs (Newton, MA, Integrative Medicine Communications, 2000. 519 p.) presents expanded monographs on the most commonly used herbs in the U.S.
Contact: A.D.A.M., Inc., 1600 Riveredge Parkway, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30328, 770-980-0888

Tyler's honest herbal: a sensible guide to the use of herbs and related remedies. 4th ed. Foster, Steven, and Varro E. Tyler. New York: Haworth Herbal Press, 1999. 442 p.
NAL Call #: RM666.H33T94 1999
Note: Describes over 100 plants, giving historical uses and assessing efficacy. "...is intended to bring to bring scientific understanding of commonly sold herbs into the twenty-first century. Again, if we err, we do so on the side of conservatism." Includes references. Reissued in paperback by the publisher in 2005.
Contact: Haworth Herbal Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY, 13904-1580, 800-429-6784

Books for Commercial Growers

Aromatic and medicinal plants: yielding essential oil for pharmaceutical, perfumery, cosmetic industries and trade. Shiva, M.P. Alok Lehri, and Alka Shiva. Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal (India): International Book Distributors, 2002.
NAL Call: SB302 .I4S55 2002
Note: Gives information on over 60 essentials oils and their plant sources.
Contact: International Book Distributors, 9/3 Rajpur Rd., 1st Floor, P.O. Box No. 4, Dehra Dun 248 001 Utterachal, India, 657497, 656526

The bootstrap guide to medicinal herbs in the garden, field, and marketplace. Sturdivant, Lee and Tim Blakley. Friday Harbor, WA: San Juan Naturals, 1999. 323 p.
NAL Call: RS164 .S877 1999
Note: This guide on growing and marketing medicinal herbs includes practical advice on growing, marketing, harvesting, processing, and selling medicinal herbs and mushrooms. Presents results of a survey of companies who buy herbs and also lists other purchasing companies. Other topics include wildcrafting, regulations, 75 medicinal herbs with prices fetched per pound.
Contact: San Juan Naturals, P.O. Box 642W, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, 800-770-9070

Breaking ground: a resource guide for specialty crop growers. Dinda, Kara M. and Lyle E. Craker. Amherst, MA: HSMP Press, 1997. 50, 15, 7 p. "An HSMP press booklet."
NAL Call #: SB351.H5D56 1997
Note: Geared toward the beginning grower, lists organizations, publications, web sites, databases and suppliers. Appendix includes lists of aromatic plant crops. herb crops, medicinal plant crops, dye plant crops, spices, and recommended crops. Reprints from the University of Massachusetts Cooperative Extension include two papers on budgeting and finance.
Contact: HSMP Press, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst, MA 01003, 412-545-2347

Cultivation of medicinal and aromatic crops. (Farooqi, Azhar Ali, and B.S.) Hyderguda, Hyderabad (India): Universities Press, 2001.
NAL Call: SB294 .I4F37 2001
Note: Discusses history, importance, present status and future prospects of medicinal crops and aromatic crops, describes extraction or production methods for essential oil, and presents information on over sixty specific crops.
Contact: Universites Press Limited. 3-5-819 Hyderguda, Hyderabad, 500 029 (A.P), India

Development of production. harvesting and value-added processes and equipment for flowering medicinal herbs in Saskatchewan; Agriculture development fund final report. Prepared by Ben-Don Innovations Inc. s.l.: Ben-Don Innovations Inc., 2003. 47, 5 p.
NAL Call #: SB294 .C2D48 2003
Note: "Ben-Don Innovations was contracted by [Saskatchewan] ADF to research, develop, design, build, test and report on the machines needed to harvest and process flowering medicinal plant crops in Saskatchewan. Specifically, the crops of chamomile, St. John's wort, and calendula were studied and used in the research, design and development of the machines for this project. ... red clover was added to the list of herbs researched."

Getting started: important considerations for the herb farmer. Miller, Richard Alan. Goodwood, ON, Canada: Richters Herbs, 2000. 27 p. Electronic format only; pdf file is available for purchase.
Note: Presents information on farm plans, crop selection, and marketing. Contact: http://www.richters.com/newdisplay.cgi?page=Growers/growerzone.html&cart_id=8380003.6577

Growing and selling fresh cut herbs, 2nd. ed. Shores, Sandie. Batavia, IL: Ball Publishing, 2003. 483 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 S538 1999
Note: Part 1, "Starting your Herb Business," covers business and market research, finding markets, and operating the business. Part 2 includes four chapters on building and maintaining a greenhouse. Part 3 covers starting seeds, cultivation, propagation, control of pests and diseases, harvesting, handling, and packaging. Part 4 presents chapters on over twenty herbs and flowers. Includes a glossary and resource list.
Contact: Storey Publishing LLC, 210 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247, 413-346-2100

Growing herbs from seed, cutting & root: an adventure in small miracles. Rev. ed. DeBaggio, Thomas. Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, [2000], c1994. 103 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 D43 2000
Note: With close-up color photographs, conveys the author's "passion for herbs" and techniques for growing from seed and plant, for transplanting and tending plants in the first year, and other practical advice. Includes charts on common herbs, herbs commonly grown from seed, herbs commonly grown from cuttings and a list of suppliers.
Contact: Interweave Press, 201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537, 970-669-7672

Herb processing facility 2002. Miller, Richard Alan. 2002. Goodwood, ON, Canada : Richters Herbs, 2002. 24 p. Electronic form only; pdf file is available for purchase.
Note: From the Richter’s web site: "Describes how to set up a herb and spice processing facility that can handle up to 400 acres of herb product. Covers warehouse requirements, milling machinery, cleaning and sifting machinery, dust control, sacking requirements, and support equipment. Gives estimated budget requirements for a plant built with both used and new equipment. Also sources of equipment and other resources."
Contact: http://www.richters.com/newdisplay.cgi?page=Growers/growerzone.html&cart_id=8380003.6577

Herbal harvest: commercial organic production of quality dried herbs. 2nd ed. Whitten, Greg. Hawthorn, VI, Australia: Bloomings Books, 1999. 556 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5W53 1999
Note: While the marketing discussion of this book applies to Australia, the other topics, which include weed management, propagation and planting in a trial plot, herb growth types, compost, irrigation, biodynamic principles, harvesting, drying, processing, and individual crops, are applicable anywhere.
Contact: Bloomings Books, The Stables, 21 Isabella Grove, Hawthorn,VI, Australia, 61 3 9819 6363

Herbs: culinary, medicinal, aromatic (secrets and human happiness). Sud, R.K. and Sudhir Kumar. Jodhpur, India: Scientific Publishers, 2004. 273 p.
Note: Includes discussion of world herb trade.

Manual for northern herb growers. Halva, Seija and Lyle E. Craker. Amherst, MA: HSMP Press, 1996. 101 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5H366 1996
Note: "Introduces concepts relating to producing herbs and details key areas in management decisions." Also provides horticultural guidance on individual herbs, a guide to budgeting, and suggestions on coping with particular problems.
Contact: HSMP Press, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst, MA 01003, 412-545-2347

Medicinal and aromatic plants: production, business & applications : proceedings of the 2nd annual symposium: Appalachian opportunities. Beckley, WV: Mountain State University, 2004. 115 p.
NAL Call #: SB294.A127 M43 2004
Note: Contents. Medicinal plants: present and future. Classification, identification, and naming of medicinal plants. Production and management of medical plants on farms. Cultivation of medicinal plants: an eco-friendly approach. Mulching practices. Propagation of medicinal plants. Diseases of medicinal plants. Pests and pest management in medicinal plants. Harvest technology and value addition of medicinal plants. WHO Guidelines for the assessment of herbal medicines. Improvement of medicinal plants. Comservation strategies of medicinal plants. Medicinal plants in trade. National Medicinal Plants Board. Sources of financial aids for medicinal plants cultivation.

Medicinal plant cultivation: a scientific approach including processing and financial guidelines. Jodphur (India): Agrobios (India), 2004. 624 p.
NAL Call #: SB294 .I4 P87 2004
Note: Partial contents. Botanical markets and the medicinal and aromatic plant industry. Federal regulations and the sustainable use of Appalachian medicinal plants. Overview of Appalachian medicinal and aromatic plants (by James Duke). Resources for small business development. Setting up an herbal dispensary in a medical practice.

Pay dirt: how to raise and sell herbs and produce for serious cash. Rev. and updated 2nd ed. Luebbermann, Mimi. Rocklin, CA: Prima Pub., 1997. 233 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5L85 1997
Note: Topics discussed include organic production, specialty vegetables and herbs, marketing, foraging, selling value-added products, success stories, farm thrift, bureaucratic hurdles, and other practical matters.
Contact: Prima Publishing, P.O. Box 1260BK, Rocklin, CA 95677, 916-632-4400

The potential of herbs as a cash crop. 2nd ed. Miller, Richard Alan. Metairie, LA.: Acres, USA, 1998. 230 p.
Note: Covers growing and processing, financial planning, and marketing.
Contact: Acres, USA, P.O. Box 91299, Austin, TX 78709, 800-355-5313

Start your own herbs and herbal products business: your step-by-step guide to success (Entrepreneur Magazine's start up). Adams, Rob, Terry Adams, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Irvine, CA: Entrepreneur Media, Inc., 2003. 193 p.
Note: Includes information on harvesting, drying, and storing herbs and offers strategies to increase the farm's profit margin.
Contact: Enterpreneur Media, 800-421-2300

Third Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Symposium: technology transfer for growers, healthcare providers, and entrepreneurs: program: September 22-25, 2004. Beckley, WV: Mountain State University, 2004. 48 p.
NAL Call #: SB294 .A127M44 2004
Note: Contains abstracts of presentations. Sessions cover propagation and business aspects for the commercial grower.

Books for Commercial Growers - About Particular Herbs

Aloes: the genus Aloe. Reynolds, Tom, ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2004. 386 p.
NAL Call #: SB295 .A45A58 2004
Note: Contains a chapter on the pests of aloes.
Contact: CRC Press, 2000 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, 33431, 800-272-7737.

Artemisia. Wright, Colin W., ed. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2002. 167 p.
NAL Call #: QK495 .C74A68 2002
Note: Includes a chapter on cultivation.
Contact: Taylor & Francis Books (US), 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-216-7800

Basil. Whiltunen, Raimo and Yvone Holm, eds. New York: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1999. 167 p.
NAL Call #: SB317 .B25B37 1999
Note: Includes a chapter on production systems.
Contact: Harwood Academic Publishers, Overseas Publishers Association, Amsteldijk 166, 1st Floor, 1079 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Echinacea: the genus Echinacea. Miller, Sandra Carol and He-ci Yu, eds. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2004. 276 p.
NAL Call #: QK495 .C74E36 2004
Note: Includes a chapter on cultivation.
Contact: CRC Press, 2000 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, 33431, 800-272-7737.

Eucalyptus. Coppen, John J.W., ed. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2002. 200 p.
NAL Call #: QK495 .M9E84 2002
Note: Includes a chapter on cultivation.
Contact: Taylor & Francis Books (US), 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-216-7800

Fenugreek. Petropolous, Georgios A., ed. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2002. 450 p.
NAL Call #: SB317 .F44F45 2002
Note: Includes a section on cultivation and production around the world.
Contact: Taylor & Francis Books (US), 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-216-7800

Flax: the genus Linum. Muir, Alistair D. and Neil D. Westcott, eds. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2003. 307 p.
NAL Call #: SB253 .F58 2003
Note: Includes a chapter on cultivation and a chapter on current market trends and economic importance of oilseed flax.
Contact:Taylor & Francis Books (US), 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-216-7800

The genus lavandula. Upson, Tim and Susyn Andrews. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004. 442 p.
NAL Call #: QK495 .L25U77 2004
Note: Contents. Introduction. History of lavender cultivation. The cultivation of lavender. Propagation. Pests and diseases. Morphology. Phytochemistry. Chromosome numbers. Pollination. Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography. Taxonomic history of the genus Lavandula. Taxonomic treatment of Lavandula. Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary and abbreviations. Index.
Contact: Timber Press, 133 SW 2nd Ave., Ste. 400, Portland, OR, 97204, 800-327-5680

Ginseng: the genus Panax. Court, William E. New York: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000. 266 p.
NAL Call #: SB295 .5C67 2000
Note: Includes a chapter on growth and culture.
Contact: Harwood Academic Publishers, Overseas Publishers Association, Amsteldijk 166, 1st Floor, 1079 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Hardy gingers, including Hedychium, Roscoea, and Zingiber. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2005. 267 p.
NAL Call #: SB301 .G5B73 2005
Note: Contents. Botany. Ecology. Cultivation. Propagation. Culinary and medicinal uses. Cut flower uses. Landscaping uses. A-Z of hardy gingers. Tropical gingers in cultivation. Appendix 1. Where to see ginger. Appendix 2. Where to buy gingers. Appendix 3. On-line ginger discussion groups. Index.
Contact: Timber Press, 133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 400, Portland, OR, 97204, 800-327-5680

Hypericum. Ernst, Edzard, ed. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2003. 241 p.
NAL Call #: RS165 .H95H97 2003
Note: Includes a chapter on culture and biotechnology.
Contact: Taylor & Francis Books (US), 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-216-7800

Illicium, Pimpinella, and Foeniculum. Jodral, Mauel Miro, ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2004. 232 p.
NAL Call #: RM666 A495I43 2004
Note: Includes chapter on plant sources and cultivation.
Contact: CRC Press, 2000 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, 33431, 800-272-7737.

Lavender: the grower's guide. McNaughton, Virginia. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000. 180 p.
NAL Call #: SB317.L37 M36 2000
Note: Although written mainly for New Zealanders, the descriptions and illustrations of numerous cultivars may educate any grower.
Contact: Timber Press, 133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 400, Portland, OR, 97204, 800-327-5680

Mints: a family of herbs and ornamentals. Lawton, Barbara Perry. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2002. 239 p.
NAL Call #: SB295 .M5L39 2002
Note: Contents. Mints in history and lore. Mints in health and home. Herbal mints. Ornamental mints. Weedy mints. Pests and diseases. Botany of mints. Catalog of mints. USDA Hardiness Zone Map. Further reading. Glossary. Index of plant names.
Contact: Timber Press, 133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 400, Portland, OR, 97204, 800-327-5680

Mistletoe: the genus Viscum. Bussing, Arndt, ed. New York: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000. 265 p.
NAL Call #: QK495 .L87M57 2000
Note: Includes a chapter on the cultivation and development of Viscum album L.
Contact: Harwood Academic Publishers, Overseas Publishers Association, Amsteldijk 166, 1st Floor, 1079 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Neem: the divine tree Azadirachta indica. Puri, H.S. New York: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1999. 182 p.
NAL Call #: QK495 .M52P87 1999
Note: Includes a chapter on cultivation.
Contact: Harwood Academic Publishers, Overseas Publishers Association, Amsteldijk 166, 1st Floor, 1079 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Neem: the virtuous tree. Suri, R.K. and Renu Chauhan, eds. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. 276 p.
NAL Call #: SB317 .N43N447 2001
Note: Includes a section on cultivation and improvement.
Contact: Editors, Grand Prix, A-175, Hari Nagar, New Delhi-110064, India.

Neem: today and in the new milennium. Kuhl, Opender and Seeman Wahab, eds. New Delhi, Editors, 2001. 133 p.
NAL Call #: SB952 .N44N44 2004
Note: Discusses neem as a source of pesticide.
Contact: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 101 Philip Dr., Norwallk, MA 02061.

The new book of salvias: sages for every garden. Clebsch, Betsy. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003. 344 p.
NAL Call #: SB413 .S22C 2003
Note: Contents. Introduction. Description of plants. Where to see salvias. Where to buy salvias. Flowering guide by season. Cold tolerance guide. Shade tolerance guide. Salvias for a hot and humid climate. Water-wise salvias. Salvias with especially handsome foliage. Salvias for containers. Color designation of unusual flower or foliage color. Geographical origin of Salvia. species. Bibliography. Index of plant names.
Contact: Timber Press, 133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 400, Portland, OR, 97204, 800-327-5680

Oregano: the genera Origanum and Lippia. Kintzios, Spiridon E., ed. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2002. 277 p.
NAL Call #: RS165 .O73O74 45 2002
Note: Includes a section on cultivation and breeding.
Contact: Taylor & Francis Books (US), 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-216-7800

Saffron: Crocus sativa L. Negbi, Moshe. New York: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1999. 154 p.
NAL Call #: SB3175 .S2S24 1999
Note: Includes a section on the present state of cultivation and technology.
Contact: Harwood Academic Publishers, Overseas Publishers Association, Amsteldijk 166, 1st Floor, 1079 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Sage: the genus salvia. Kintzios, Spiridon E., ed. New York: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000. 294 p.
NAL Call #: QK495 L25S24 2000
Contact: Harwood Academic Publishers, Overseas Publishers Association, Amsteldijk 166, 1st Floor, 1079 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Note: Includes a section on cultivation and breeding.

Tea tree: a farming lifestyle. Owen-Turner, John and Sandra Maynes. Maryborough, Queensland, Australia: Lifestyle Farming, 1998. 89 p.
NAL Call #: SB171 .A8O97 1998
Contact: Lifestyle Farming, PO Box 281, Tonbanlea, Queensland, Australia 4662, 07-41294147.
Note: Contents. What is tea tree oil. History. Current industry. Uses. Future. Cultural practices. Economic research. Site Assesssment. Farm design and planning. Soild preparation. Irrigation. Selection of varieties and breeding. Seedling production. Planting. Weed control. Nutrition. Pest control. Harvesting. Oil extraction. Sale of oil. Bibliography. Key contacts.

Thyme: the genus Thymus. Stahl-Biskup, Elisabeth and Francisco Saez, eds. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2002. 330 p.
NAL Call #: RS165 .T48T48 45 2002
Note: Includes a chapter on field culture, in vitro culture, and selection; a chapter on harvesting and post-harvest handling; and a chapter on processing raw plant material.
Contact: Taylor & Francis Books (US), 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-216-7800

Articles for Commercial Growers - General

Choosing what herbs to grow. Long, Jim. Small Farm Today May/Jun. 2005, 22(3): 18-19.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Congress increasingly active on herbs and dietary supplements. HerbalGram 2004, issue 61: 56-59.
NAL Call #: SB351H5H57

Considerations for organic herb production Adam, Katherine L. ATTRA, April 2003. 20 p.
http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/om-herb.html

Culinary herbs as alternative cash crops for small scale farmers in southern Ohio. Gao, G. and B. Bergefurd. Journal of Extension Dec. 1998, 36(6): n/a.
NAL Call #: LC45.4.J682.
Electronic access: http://www.joe.org/joe/1998december/rb1.html

Demographic and health-related correlates of herbal and specialty supplement use. Gunther, Susan, Ruth E. Patterson, and Alan R. Kristal. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Jan. 2004, 104(1):27-34.

Drying herbs. Long, J. Small Farm Today Nov./Dec. 2004, 21(6): 24-25.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Economic outlook for herbs and spices. Miller, R. A. Small Farm Today Nov./Dec. 2001, 18(6): 36-38.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Fresh market culinary herbs, parts 1 and 2. Salt, Steve. Small Farm Today Nov./Dec. 2003, 20(6): 29-32 and Jan./Feb. 2004 21(1): 42-44.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Fusarium wilt of herbs. Trueman S. L., R. L. Wick, L. E. Craker (ed.), L. Nolan (ed.), and K. Shetty. 1996. International Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, 27-30 Aug. 1995. Acta Horticulturae 1996, no. 426: 365-373.
NAL Call #: 80 Ac8

Growing herbs as a cash crop. Walters, P. AgVentures. Aug./Sep. 1998, 2(4): 35-39.
NAL Call #: S441.A475

Herbal opportunities. Greenleaf, Cynthia. American Vegetable Grower Nov. 1999, 47(11): 4-6.
NAL Call #: 80 C733

Herbs continue slide in mainstream market: sales down 14 percent. Blumenthal. Marc. HerbalGram 2003, issue 58: 71.
NAL Call #: SB351H5H57

Herbs in American fields: a horticultural perspective of herb and medicinal plant production in the United States, 1903 to 2003. Craker, Lyle E., Zoe Gardner, and Selma C. Etter. HortScience Aug. 2003, 38(5): 977-83.
NAL Call #: SB1 .H6

Herbs take over tobacco greenhouse. Watkins,T. Small Farm Today Nov./Dec. 2001, 18(6): 30.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Lessons from an organic market gardener. Nelson, Salina. Organic Gardening Sep./Oct. 1998, 45(7): 64.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

The medicinal plant supply chain: creating social and environmental sustainability. Brinckman, Josef. HerbalGram 2004, issue 64:56-60.

Organic herbs: choosing & marketing. Geissal, D. Small Farm Today Dec./Jan. 1996/1997, 13(6): 36-38.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Parsley, sage, rosemary--no time. Langford, N. J. Small Farm Today Apr./May 1997, 14(2): 49-52.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

The productivity and quality of some herbs under controlled environmental conditions: I. medicinal plants and II. medicinal and aromatics plants. Manukan, Artur E. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality. 2004: 78(2): 97-103 and 78(2):104-111.
NAL Call #: QK1 .J56.

Watching the wildcrafters: overharvesting threatens medicinal plants. Zarrella, Christina. E: the environmental magazine Mar./Apr. 2004, 15(2):16, 18-19.

WHO releases "guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices" of herbs. Schmidt, M., M. Thomsen, and G. Betti. HerbalGram 2005, issue 65: 22-24.
NAL Call #: SB351H5H57

Yield and quality of some herbs of the Lamiaceae family uder soilless greenhouse production. Manukan, Artur E., H.T. Heuberger, and W.H.Schnitzler. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality. 2004: 78(2): 97-103 and 78(3):193-199.
NAL Call #: QK1 .J56.

Your herb farm plan: Preparation and pursuit. Miller, R. A. Small Farm Today May/Jun. 2001, 18(3): 43-45.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Articles for Commercial Growers - About Particular Herbs

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium l.), the "other" ginseng. Suits, Stephanie A., Rebecca M. Corbit, and Andrew J. Wood. Economic Botany Spring 2003, 57(1): 143-144.
NAL Call #: 450Ec7

American ginseng production in woodlots. Beyfuss, Robert L. Agroforestry Notes 1999: no. 14, whole issue, 4 p.
, NAL Call #: aS494.5 .A45A47 no. 14
Available electronically at http://www.unl.edu/nac/afnotes/ff-3/ff-3.pdf

Challenges and opportunities for herb farmers: the case of St. John’s wort. Huffman, Marlin. HerbalGram 2004, issue 61: 38-43.
NAL Call #: SB351H5H57

Controlled-temperature, aboveground stratification of North American ginseng seed. Proctor, J. T. A., D. Louttit, and J. M. Follett. HortTechnology Jan./Mar. 2001, 11(1): 100-103.
NAL Call #: SB317.5.H68

Cultivating the increasingly popular medicinal plant, goldenseal: review and update. Sinclair, Adrianne and Paul M. Catling. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 2001, 16(3): 131-40.
NAL Call #: S605.5 .A43

Diseases of basil and their management. Garibaldi, A., M. L. Gullino, and G. Minuto, Plant Disease [St. Paul, Minn., American Phytopathological Society]. Feb. 1997, 81(2): 124-132.
NAL Call #: 1.9 P69P

Echinacea--reaping herbal profits. Wiley, M. K. AgVentures. Aug./Sep. 2001, 5(4): 11-13.
NAL Call #: S441.A475

Economics and marketing of ginseng. Beyfuss, Richard L. Agroforestry Notes 1999: no. 15, whole issue, 4 p.
NAL Call #: aS494.5 .A45A4 7 no. 15;
Available electronically at http://www.unl.edu/nac/afnotes/ff-4/

Effect of defoliation on garlic yield. Muro, J., I. Irogoyen, C. Lamsfus, and A. F. Militino. Scientia Horticulturae 2000, 86(2): 161-167.
NAL Call #: SB13.S3

Effect of different soil and clove treatments in the control of white rot of garlic. Prados-Ligero, A. M., J. Bascon-Fernandez, C. Calvet-Pinos, C. Corpashervias, A. Lara Ruiz, J. M. Melero-Vara, and M. J. Basallote-Ureba. Annals of Applied Biology 2002, 140(3): 247-253.
NAL Call #: 442.8 An72

Effect of harvest time and drying method on biomass production, essential oil yield, and quality of peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.) Rohloff, Steinar Dragland, and Ruth Mordal. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry May 18, 2005, 53(10): 4143-8.
NAL Call #:381 J8223

Effect of planting time and density on yields from rooted mint cuttings. Zheljazkov. V. and V. Topalov. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants 1996, 4(3): 15-24.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5J68

Effects of nitrogen and gibberellic acid combinations on basil growth. Santos. B. M., J. P. Morales Payan, W. M. Stall, and J. A. Dusky. Proceedings of the Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida 1998. 57: 99-101.

Effects of plant spacing on yield and size of garlic. Pontif, B. P. and R. J. Constantin. LAES-Mimeo-Ser. Mar. 1996, 116: 25-27.
NAL Call #: S541.5.L8L34

Forest production of goldenseal. Davis, J. M. Agroforestry Notes 1999, no. 16: whole issue, 4 p.
NAL Call #: aS494.5 .A45A47 no. 14; Available electronically at http://wvfa.org/sfi/pdf/GOLDENSEAL.pdf

Freeze damage to North American ginseng. Schooley, J. and J. T. A. Proctor. HortTechnology 2003, 13(4): 697-701.
NAL Call #: SB317.5.H68

Garlic: flavor of the ages. Lucier. Gary. Agricultural Outlook Jun.-Jul. 2000: 7-10.
Available electronically at http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/erssor/economics/ao-bb/2000/ao272f.asc

Garlic industry develops white rot control program. Western Farm Press 2003, 25(8): 14-15.
NAL Call #: S561.6.A17 W48
Available electronically at http://westernfarmpress.com

Get going with garlic. Chalmers. C. Horticulture 2001, 98(7): 52-55.
NAL Call #: 80 H787

Ginseng, goldenseal, and other native roots: horticulture technical note. Adam, Katherine A. ATTRA, 2004. 12 p.
http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/ginsgold.pdf

Gold in the woods. Bolgiano, Chris. American Forests Winter 2000, 105(4): 7-9.
NAL Call #: 99.8 F762
About ginseng, Panax quinquefolius.

Greenhouse production of garlic chives and cilantro. Anderson, R. G. and Jia, W. in Progress in New Crops / National Symposium NEW CROPS: New Opportunities, New Technologies Alexandria, VA: ASHS Press, 1996: 594-597.
NAL Call #: SB160.N38 1995b

Growing gourmet garlic--a great opportunity. Silva, B. AgVentures Apr./May 1999, 3(2):38-43.
NAL Call #: S441.A475

Growth regulation of Mexican sage and 'Homestead Purple' verbena during greenhouse and nursery production. Burnett. S. E., G. J. Keever, J. R. Jr., Kessler, and C. H. Gilliam. Journal of Environmental Horticulture Sep. 2000, 18(3): 166-170.
NAL Call #: SB1.J66

Growth regulation of Russian sage during greenhouse and nursery production. Burnett, S. E., C. H. Gilliam, and J. R. Jr. Kessler. Journal of Environmental Horticulture Mar. 2001, 19(1): 24-28.
NAL Call #: SB1.J66

Hydro-organics: growing basil during the off-season. Schoenstein, G. Small Farm Today Feb. 1996, 13(1): 39-42.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

The impact of lime and organic fertilization on the growth of wild-simulated American ginseng.Nadeau, I, R. R. Simard, and A. Olivier. Canadian Journal of Plant Science Jul. 2003, 83(3): 603-9.
NAL Call #: 450 C16

Inflorescence removal affects root yield of American ginseng. Proctor, J. T. A., D. C. Percival, and D. Louttit, HortScience Feb. 1999, 34(1): 82-84.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Influence of different drying and aging conditions on saffron constituents. Carmona, Manuel, Amaya Zalacain, and Jose Emilio Pardo. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry May 18, 2005, 53(10):3974-9.
NAL Call #:381 J8223

Lavender production, products, markets, and entertainment farms: value added and processing guide. Adam, Katherine L. ATTRA, 2004. 13 p.
http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/lavender.pdf

New basil selections with compact inflorescences for the ornamental market. Morales, M. R. and J. E. Simon, in Progress in New Crops/National Symposium NEW CROPS: New Opportunities, New Technologies Alexandria, VA: ASHS Press, 1996: 543-546.
NAL Call #: SB160.N38 1995b

A new garlic growing system from bulbils through transplanting. Kagimura, Y., T. Sugiura, K. Suenaga, Y. Itakura, and T. Etoh. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology Mar. 2000, 75(2): 176-180.
NAL Call #: SB317.5.J68

Nufar: a sweet basil cultivar resistant to Fusarium wilt. Reuveni, R., N. Dudai and E. Putievski. HortScience 1998, 33(1): 159.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Phenological growth stages of North American ginseng (Panax quinqefolius). Proctor, J. T. A., M. Dorais, H. Bleiholder. A. Willis, H. Hack, and V. Meier. Annals of Applied Biology 2003. 132(3): 311-317.
NAL Call #: 442.8 An72

Pre and postharvest temperature conditioning of greenhouse-grown sweet basil. Lange. D. L. and A. C. Cameron, HortScience Feb. 1997, 32(1): 114-116.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

Postharvest physiology and handling of fresh culinary herbs. Cantwell, Marita I., and Michael S. Reid. Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants 1(3): 93-127.
Available electronically at http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/datastorefiles/234-1030.pdf

Profit in growing garlic. Wiley. M. K. AgVentures. Jun./Jul. 2002, 6(3): 10-13.
NAL Call #: S441.A475

Rust disease of oregano and sweet marjoram in California. Koike, S. T, K.V. Subbarao, A. P. Roelfs, J. F. Hennen, and S.A. Tjosvold. Plant Disease 1998, 82(10): 1172.
NAL Call #: 1.9 P69P

Watching the wildcrafters: overharvesting threatens medicinal plants. Zarrella, Christina. E: the environmental magazine Mar./Apr. 2004, 15(2):16, 18-19.

Yield and quality of some herbs of the Lamiaceae family under soilless greenhouse production. Manukyan, Artur E., Heidi T. Hueberger, and Wilfried H. Schnitzler. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality 2004, 78(3): 193-199.
NAL Call #: QK1 .J56

Books for Home Gardeners

Complete guide to vegetables, fruits, & herbs. Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Books, 2004. 224 p.
NAL Call #: SB321 .C735 2004
Note: This is a basic general gardening book. Its "Gallery of Herbs" on pp. 78-113 has color photographs and gives notes on each herb's hardiness zone, its description, site, planting, care, harvest, and kitchen and health use.
Contact: Meredith Books, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309-3023, 515-284-3000

Culinary herbs for short-season gardeners. Small, Ernest and Grace Deutsch. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press, 2002. 182 p.
Note: Describes how to use a plant hardiness zone map, how to pick the best location for light and warmth, sun, wind, cold, ph, and other factors, and discusses specific plant genera.
Contact: Mountain Press Publishing Company, P.O. Box 2399, Missoula, MT 59806, 1-800-2345308

Garden herbs. 1st American ed. Bown, Deni. and DK Publishing, Inc. New York: DK Pub., 1998. 176 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5G34 1998
Note: Organizes plants into categories: climbing, creeping, large, medium, and small. With color photographs, symbols, and brief descriptions, provides information on habit, flowers, leaves, fruits, native habitat, cultivation, propagation, light and temperature requirements, height, hardiness zone, and uses for over 180 genera. Useful for choosing which plants to grow.
Contact: DK Publishing, Inc., 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-213-4800

Garlic, onion, and other alliums. Platt, Ellen Spector. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003. 150 p.
NAL Call #: SB 351 .GP44 2003
Note: Contents. All the alliums. History and folklore of alliums. Medicinal uses of alliums. Alliums in the garden. Growing alliums. Allium crafts. Cooking with Alliums.
Contact: Stackpole Books, 5067 Ritter Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, 800-732-3669.

Growing from seed. 1st American ed. Toogood, Alan R. New York: Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2002. 80 p.
NAL Call #: SB121 .T66 2002
Note: "An introduction to growing plants from seed: the history. the plants that can be grown from seed for different purposes, and how plants produce seeds and seedlings in the wild." Covers all types of plants; recommends trying basil, borage, cilantro, fennel, oregano, parsley, sage, and thyme from seed.
Contact: DK Publishing, Inc., 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-213-4800

Growing herbs in containers. Oster, Maggie and Gilbertie, Sal. Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 1998. 32 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5O8823 1998
Note: This booklet provides advice about container gardening of over 40 common culinary herbs. Includes guidance on pot size and both indoor and outdoor growth.
Contact: Storey Publishing LLC, 210 Mass Moca Way, North Adams, MA 01247, 413-346-2100

A guide to collecting wild herbs: wild herbs. Gomez, Julie. Surrey, BC; Blaine, WA: Hancock House Publishers, 1996. 63 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5G66--1996
Note: Presents line drawings, brief identification information and habitat, harvest, and use of 18 wild herbs.
Contact: Hancock House Publishers, 1431 Harrison Avenue, Blaine, WA 98230-5005, 800-938-1114

Herb gardening for dummies. Cutler, Karan Davis, Kathleen Fisher, and the National Gardening Association (U.S.). Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide, 2000. 362 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 C87 2000
Note: Covers basic botany and gardening, design, cultivation, harvest, preservation, uses, and more. Includes an "encyclopedia of herbs," frequently asked questions, and a section listing sources of seeds, equipment, and supplies, and further information.
Contact: Dummies Customer Care, 10475 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, 877-762-2974

Herb gardens. Briccetti. Rebecca W. Atwater, New York: Friedman/Fairfax, 1997. 72 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5B6595 1997
Note: Presents large color photographs that show herb gardens and suggest ways to use herbs in gardens and landscapes.
Contact: Barnes & Noble Publishing, 122 Fifth Avenue, Fifth floor, New York, NY 10011. 212-633-3300

Herb gardens. 1st American ed.: American Horticultural Society herb gardens. Rosenfeld. Richard and DK Publishing, Inc. New York: DK Publishing, 1999. 80 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 H3716 1999
Note: Includes basic information on herbs and herb gardening; includes practical advice and photographs on making formal gardens, creating Mediterranean-style plantings, and using paving, bricks, and containers.
Contact: DK Publishing, Inc., 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-213-4800

The herbalist's garden: a guided tour of 10 exceptional herb gardens: the people who grow them and the plants that inspire them. De la Tour, Shatoiya, Richard De la Tour, and Saxon Holt. Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 2001. 229 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 D42 2001
Note: Includes biographies, design diagrams, and color photographs of 10 notable herb gardens in North America.
Contact: Storey Publishing LLC, 210 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247, 413-346-2100

Herbs and spices for Florida gardens. Brandies. Monica Moran. Wayne, PA: Mackie Books, 1996. 246 p.
NAL Call #: SB351 .H5B731996
Note: Discusses unique aspects of cultivating herbs in Florida and includes separate chapters on the northern, central, and southern parts of the state. Also discusses cooking, landscaping, and individual plants.
Contact: B. B. Mackey Books, P.O. Box 475, Wayne, PA 19087

Herbs in bloom: a guide to growing herbs as ornamental plants. Gardner. Jo Ann. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1998. 394 p.
NAL Call #: SB404.9.G37 1998
Note: Presents chapters on growing and landscaping with flowering herbs, followed by "Plant Portraits from A to Z" which discusses the history. uses, and cultivation of over 80 genera. Color photographs accompany most descriptions.
Contact: Timber Press, 133 SW 2nd Ave., Ste. 400, Portland, OR 97204, 800-327-5680

Herbs: the complete gardener's guide: Herbs, the complete gardener's guide. Lima. Patrick. Willowdale, Ont.: [Great Britain]: Firefly, 2001. 222 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 L562 2001
Note: Color photographs illustrate the author's points about culinary herbs, tea herbs, choices for accent plants, shady areas, or fragrance. and the basics of propagation, preservation, and growing herbs indoors. Includes 16 recipes.
Contact: Firefly Books Ltd., 4 Daybreak Lane, Westport CT, 1-800-387-5085

Landscaping herbs. Collins, Barbara S. and Giles, Floyd A. [Champaign, Ill.]: Stipes Pub., 1998. 203 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 C64 1998
Note: Presents a small color photograph, large detailed line drawing, and page or two of description of over 90 herbs with landscaping uses.
Contact: Stipes Publishing L.L.C., 204 W. University Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820, P. O. Box 526, Champaign, IL 61824-0526, 217-356-8391

Landscaping with herbs: beautify your yard and garden with easy-care herbs. Ondra. Nancy J. Emmaus, PA: Rodale; New York: Distributed to the book trade by St. Martin's Press, 2000. 156 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 O53 2000
Note: Includes diagrams and recommended plants for "a hummingbird and butterfly garden; a rock wall garden; an herbal flower garden; a scented shade garden; an herbal kitchen garden; moonlight herb garden; an herbal cottage garden; a friendly front-door garden."
Contact: Rodale Press, 33 East Minor Street, Emmaus, PA 18098-0099, 610-967-5171

Lasagna gardening with herbs: enjoy fresh flavor, fragrance, and beauty with no digging, no tilling, no weeding, no kidding! Lanza, Patricia. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, Distributed to the book trade by St. Martin's Press, 2004. 278 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5L27 2004
Note: Offers strategies for a low-maintenance, organic herb garden. Includes recipes.
Contact: Rodale Press, 33 East Minor Street, Emmaus, PA 18098-0099, 610-967-5171

The lavender garden: beautiful varieties to grow and gather. Kourik. Robert. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. 119 p.
NAL Call #: SB317.L37 K68 1998
Note: Presents chapters on the botany of lavender, choosing a lavender, planting and cultivating lavender, and lavender in fragrance, crafts, and cuisine.
Contact: Chronicle Books, 85 Second St., San Francisco, CA 94105

The northwest herb lover’s handbook. Prius. Mary. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2000. 227 p.
NAL Call #: SB351 .H5p738 2000
Note: For the Pacific Northwest, describes how to grow and use herbs; presents twelve garden plans; discusses harvesting, preserving, and wildcrafting; profiles fifty herbs, and includes a seasonal calendar.
Contact: Sasquatch Books, 615 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98104, 206-467-4300

Planting the future: saving our medicinal herbs. Gladstar, Rosemary and Pamela Hirsch.
Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2000. 310 p.
NAL Call #: SB293 .P53 2000
Note: "While the renaissance in the U.S. botanical market is positive in many aspects, medicinal plant populations are suffering from loss of habitat and overharvesting, and many bestselling herbs are now at risk including echinacea, American ginseng, goldenseal, Hawaiian wild kava, and wild yam. The authors [herbalists who belong to United Plant Savers] share their extensive experience with using and growing thirty-three of these popular herbs and include suggestions for creating your own private herbal sanctuary..."
Contact: Healing Arts Press, One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767

The ultimate herb gardener. Segall, Barbara. London: Ward Lock; New York, NY: Distributed in the United States by Sterling Pub., 1998. 192 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 S4454 1998
Note: Covers garden style and themes and presents many design diagrams, photographs, illustrations, and recommended plantings. Section on "Special Features" discusses herb lawns, herb seats, arbors, and other less-common garden elements.
Contact: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 387 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10016. 212-532-7160

Wild about herbs. Tabor, Roger K. Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Association, Inc., c2002. 176 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5 T23 2002
Note: Presents chapters on "the use of herbs in history; growing and preserving herbs; useful herbs; herbs for healthy eating; the power of herbs; herbs at home." Includes a glossary and an up-to-date bibliography.
Contact: Readers’ Digest Association Inc., Readers’ Digest Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570-7000, 800-431-1726

Your backyard herb garden: a gardener's guide to growing over 50 herbs plus how to use them in cooking. crafts, companion planting, and more. Smith. Miranda. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press ; [New York]: Distributed in the book trade by St. Martins' Press, 1997. 160 p.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5S65 1997
Note: Presents practical advice on herb gardening with charts such as "How much should you plant?" and "Herbal foliage colors." Describes many ways to use herbs, such as in cosmetics and remedies, as insect repellents. in oils, vinegars, bread, etc.
Contact: Rodale Press, 33 East Minor Street, Emmaus, PA 18098-0099, 610-967-5171

Articles for Home Gardeners

All-American herbs. Humphrey, Donald. American Gardener Jul./Aug. 2002, 81(4): 46-50.
NAL Call #: SB1.A3

Basil. Belsinger, S. Organic Gardening Mar. 1998, 45(3): 51.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

Basil: the heirloom herb. Cebenko, J. J. Organic Gardening Mar. 1997, 44 (3): 45-48, 50.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

Crazy for catmints. Lee, Rand B. American Gardener May/Jun. 2003, 82(3): 38-43.
NAL Call #: SB1.A3

The cool incense of mint brings a gracious fragrance to the backyard, but be wary of its wandering ways. McClure, S. Organic Gardening Jul./Aug. 2000, 47(4): 38-39.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

Culinary herbs. Bucks, Christine. Organic Gardening Sep./Oct. 1998, 45(7): 34.
Discusses four culinary herbs: mauve oriental garlic chives. Vietnamese coriander, lovage, and golden crinkled oregano.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

A dash of lemon. Organic Gardening Jun./Jul. 2004, 51(4): 42-45.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

Designing an herb garden. Hanson, Beth, ed. [Brooklyn Botanic Garden] All-region Guides 2004, Handbook 179: whole issue, 119 p.
NAL Call #: SB1 .P56 no. 179.

Drying herbs. Sanchez, Janet H. Horticulture Jul./Aug. 1998, 95(7): 34-5.
NAL Call #: 80 H787

Dye herbs. Bucks, Christine. Organic Gardening Sep./Oct. 1998, 45(7) 35.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74
Discusses three dye herbs: woad, golden marguerite (Dyer's chamomile), and Hopi red dye amaranth.

An easy herb planter. Evans, Will. Organic Gardening May/Jun 2003, 50(3):32-33.

Far-flung flavor. Shimizu. Holly. Horticulture Jul./Aug. 2002, 99(4): 52-5.
NAL Call #: 80 H787
Advises on selecting culinary oreganos to grow.

First tastes of spring. Wetherbee, Kris. Organic Gardening Feb./Mar. 2005, 52(2):40-3.
Advises on growing five herbs for cool soil: parsley, cilantro, chervil, dill, and chives.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

A gardener’s guide to the onion clan. McCausland, Jim. Sunset (national edition) 2000, 205(3):74-78.

Get going with garlic. Chalmers, C. Horticulture 2001, 98(7): 52-55
NAL Call #: 80 H787

Getting to the root of ginseng. Taylor, David. Smithsonian 2002, 33(4): 98-101.
NAL Call #: QH1 .S5

Gourmet alliums American Gardener Sep./Oct. 2001, 80(5): 48-52.

Gourmet garlic. Aaron, Chester. Organic Gardening 2003, 50(5): 28-31.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

Gourmet herbs: classic and unusual herbs for your garden and your table. Beth Hanson, guest editor. 21st Century Gardening Series Summer 2001, 167: whole issue, 111 p.
NAL Call No. #: SB .P56 no. 167

Herbs add spice to gardens.Meyer, A. Small Farm Today Nov./Dec. 2001, 18(6): 34-35.
NAL Call #: S1.M57

High-rise herbs. Lee, Rand B. American Gardener Mar./Apr. 2001, 80(2): 38-43.
NAL Call #: SB1.A3
Advises on selecting tall herbs for the garden.

A long, pungent season of garlic. Pollock, F. Organic Gardening Sep./Oct. 1999, 46(5): 44-47.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

Make your own herbal medicines Brook, Elliot. Mother Earth News Jun./Jul. 2004, no. 204: 82-4, 86.

Medicinal herbs. Bucks, Christine. Organic Gardening Sep./Oct. 1998, 45(7): 33.
NAL Call #: S605.5 .O74
Discusses four medicinal herbs: echinacea, mad-dog skullcap. common valerian, and St. John's wort.

The National Herb Garden. Flores, Alfredo. Agricultural Research May 2005, 53(5): 20-210.
Nal Call #: aS1.A18
Available electronically at http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/may05/garden0505.pdf

Northeast: an ark for herbs. Martin, Tovah. Horticulture Jun. 2005, 102(4): 30.
NaL Call #: 80 H787

Outstanding oreganos and mild-mannered marjoram. Herb Companion May 2005, 17(4):20-21.
NAL Call #: SB351.H5H47

Parsley with a purpose. Stewart, Amy. Organic Gardening Mar./Apr. 2003, 50(2):36-7.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

Put a buzz in your garden with bees. Courtesy of Mother Earth News. Herb Companion 18(1), Nov. 2005: 12-18.
"Learn the basics of keeping backyard bees to increase garden productivity, and reap sweet rewards."
NAL Call #: SB351.H5H47

A tapestry of herbs. Bucks, C. Organic Gardening Sep./Oct. 1998, 45(7):: 30-35.
NAL Call #: S605.5.O74

Unusual plants for pots: unusual herbs for containers. Appell, Scott D. 21st Century Gardening Series Fall 2001, 168 [New Plants and New Approaches for Container Gardens]: 74-9.
NAL Call #: SB1.P56 no. 168

Guides to Seed and Plant Sources

Flower and herb exchange [yearbook]. Decorah, IL: The Flower and Herb Exchange, Inc.: annual. NAL Call #: SB115 .F56

General and Specialty Mail-Order Seed Sources by Susan Schoneweis, Extension Coordinator for Home/Environmental Horticulture, Nebraska Cooperative Extension. Revised Jan. 2002. NF 92-80 http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/horticulture/nf80.htm

Herbal Green Pages by the Herb Growing and Marketing Network. See also their online "Crop Shop" and "Herbal Exchange" at http://www.herbworld.com/green_pages.htm

Herbs in the Open Directory Project http://dmoz.org/Home/Gardening/Plants/Herbs/

Herbs [2] in the Open Directory Project http://dmoz.org/Shopping/Home_and_Garden/Plants/Herbs/

Seed and Plant Sources for Medicinal Herbs and Botanicals. by Jeanine M. Davis, Extension Horticulture Specialist, revised Oct. 2003. HIL-129. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-129.html

Seed/Plant Sources, Herb Research Foundation, 2000. http://www.herbs.org/seedlist.htm

Selected Source Guide to Herb and Specialty Crop Seeds and Plants. by Jim Simon, Particia Garrett, and Shawna Petterson, Center for New Crops & Plant Products. Updated 2000[?] http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/seedsources.html

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