OUR

HERB PRODUCTION COURSE

OVERVIEW

Overview of Herb Production

Greenhouse Production

Field Production

Herb propagation

crop scheduling,

cultivar selection,

sourcing of propagative material (seed and clonal, incl. in-house),

site selection and soil preparation (field production),

handling and planting of plugs,

mulching, irrigation, monitoring pH, soluble salts,

tissue analysis, disease and pest scouting and management (incl. biological control), harvesting, post-harvest handling, packaging.

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Identifying Herbs and their Medicinal Uses

Understanding the Language of Herbalism

Healing traditions that shaped herbal practice in the US today

Three healing perspectives: Mechanistic, Heroic and Energetic

Overview of how herbal information is organized.

parts of the plant used, properties of herbs and disease, herbal actions, energetics of plants

Herb/Drug interactions

Medicinal preparations and dosing

Overview of most common herbal preparations

Whole plants/foods/capsules

Alcohol, vinegar and glycerin extracts

Herbal Oils and salves

Other topicals: compress, poultice, wash

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Water-based preparations: infusions and decoctions
Medicine Making Techniques
Dietary Supplements & Nutraceuticals
Aromatherapy

Flower Essences
Homeopathy
General dosage guidelines for adults, the elderly, infants and children, pregnant
and nursing women
Dosing Recommendations
Herb capsules
Tinctures
Infusions and Decoctions
Understanding Herb/Drug Interactions

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ONLINE HERB COURSE

Herbal Basics (available until January 30th)

Webinar #1     Herbal Basics
Webinar #2-Medicinal Preparations and How to Use Them
Webinar #3-Introduction to Dosing Herbal Medicines
Webinar #4-Herbs Everyone Should Know and Use

October 9th: 9am-12pm

Greenhouse production I: What Does It Involve to Grow Herbs in a Protected Environment?

November 20th: 9am-12pm

Greenhouse production II: Transplanting, Irrigation, Fertilizers, Potting Mixes

Face-to-face workshop:

March 19th: 9:30am-4:00pm, UGA Griffin Research & Education Gardens

Workshop 1: Fresh Culinary Herb Production in the Greenhouse and in the Field
This workshop will focus on important aspects of propagation of fresh culinary herbs in the
greenhouse and in the field; topics will include crop scheduling, cultivar selection, sourcing of
propagative material (seed and clonal, incl. in-house), site selection and soil preparation (field
production), pots and trays (plastic and biodegradable), fertilizers and potting mixes, handling and
planting of plugs, mulching, irrigation, monitoring pH, soluble salts, tissue analysis, disease and pest
scouting and management (incl. biological control), harvesting, post-harvest handling, and
packaging.

April 9th: 9:30am-4:00pm, UGA Griffin Research & Education Gardens

  • Workshop 2: Medicinal Plant Production in the Field
    This workshop will focus on important aspects of medicinal plants with potential for profitable
    production in Georgia: coneflower (Echinacea spp., used to help boost the immune system), Skullcap
    (Scutellaria lateriflora, used as a sedative and to treat headaches, and Calendula (Calendula
    officinalis, valued for its wound healing properties.) Other medicinal herbs with potential for Georgia
    are Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana, used as sweetener), turmeric and ginger (Curcuma spp., both also used
    as culinary products), and hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa, for teas.)