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Herbal Business Resources

Herbal Business Resources



Profitable Herb Growing at Home
by Betty E.M. Jacobs (1976)

Profits from Dream Pillows
by Jim Long (1997)

Creating an Herbal Bodycare Business
by Sandy Maine (1999)

The Potential of Herbs as a Cash Crop
by Richard Alan Miller (1998)

How to Profit from Flower and Herb Crafts
by Ellen Spector Platt (1996)

Growing Your Herb Business
by Bertha Reppert (1994)

Growing and Selling Fresh-Cut Herbs
by Sandie Shores (2003)

Flowers for Sale: Growing and Marketing Cut Flowers
by Lee Sturdivant (1992)

Herbs for Sale: Growing and Marketing Herbs, Herbal Products and Herbal Know-How
by Lee Sturdivant (1994)

Profits from Your Backyard Herb Garden
by Lee Sturdivant (1988)

The Bootstrap Guide to Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field and Marketplace
by Lee Sturdivant and Tim Blakley (1999)


The American Herbal Products Association
A national trade association of the herbal products industry, the mission of AHPA is "to serve its members while promoting the responsible commerce of products which contain herbs and which are used to enhance health and quality of life." Site includes member links, publications information and industry news. 

ATTRA - Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
A government program funded by the USDA, "provides information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States." Site includes publications emphasizing organic production and alternative crops including herbs and flowers.

The Herb Growing & Marketing Network
A major trade association for the herb industry, this site includes publications lists and other information for herb businesses. Also includes online version of the directory, The Herbal Green Pages, links to national and international herb gardens, a listing of plant sources, herbal classifieds, a discussion list and a listing of herbal schools and courses.

Purdue University-Center for New Crops & Plant Products
NewCROP (New Crop Resource Online Program) is a project of the Purdue University Center for New Crops and Plant Products and is associated with the New Crop Diversification project and the Jefferson Institute.  Includes a collection of several databases and a guide to aromatic & medicinal plants, culinary herbs & spices.

*Special Note: If you are an author and your book is not on the list, please consider donating books you have written on herbs or related subjects to The Herb Society of America Library. This list reflects titles included in the HSA Library collection. To donate books, E-mail the Librarian or Phone 440.256.0514.