Hands-on Chinese medicinal herb demonstration event planned for Friday

Press release

From the Dept. of Horticultural Science, NC State University

What: Growing, Harvesting, and Marketing Chinese Medicinal Herbs in WNC. A Hands-On Demonstration Day

Who: Appalachian Botanical Alliance, Golden Needle Acupuncture Supply, and NC Alternative Crops and Organics Program (Dept. of Horticultural Science, NC State University)

When: Friday October 19th, 2012. 10 AM to 3 PM

Where: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station, 74 Research Drive, Mills River, 28759

With support from the WNC AgOptions Grant Program and The GoldenLEAF Foundation, the Appalachian Botanical Alliance (ABA), a newly formed medicinal herb growers’ cooperative, will be co-hosting a workshop on Chinese Medicinal Herbs at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station, in conjunction with Golden Needle Acupuncture, Herbal, & Medical Supply and Dr. Jeanine Davis’ Alternative Crops and Organics Program on Friday October 19, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This is a chance to learn about growing and harvesting organic Chinese Medicinal Herbs in Western North Carolina and to gain first-hand experience in harvesting the roots of selective plants. This is also an opportunity to learn more about the support network available to current and potential medicinal herb farmers in WNC, markets for Chinese Medicinal Herbs, and more about the Appalachian Botanical Alliance in general. All are welcome to attend. Please wear clothes suitable for digging roots. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.

To RSVP and for additional information, please contact Alison Dressler at 828-684-3562 x 150 or Alison_Dressler@ncsu.edu. The workshop will take place if there is light and intermittent rain. If it is raining hard, it will be rescheduled. If we need to reschedule, we will post that announcement on the blog: http://ncalternativecropsandorganics.blogspot.com.


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