Grow Your Own Woodland Botanicals for Fun or Profit, or Both!

Jeanine Davis - New Society Publishers
Workshop Level: Beginner
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Jeanine Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University. Her research and extension programs are dedicated to the development of sustainable and organic production systems for herbs, vegetables, and a wide variety of specialty crops.



Workshop Description

If you have even a little bit of shade on your property, you can grow some of your own forest medicine. Jeanine Davis will start with a colorful presentation to introduce you to a wide array of woodland botanicals, including ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, ramps and bloodroot. She will cover the basics about the plants, their conservation status, and how to grow them. Davis will also have plant material to demonstrate how to propagate some of these plants, so you will gain the confidence to start growing medicinal herbs of your own.

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Speaker Bio

Jeanine Davis is a horticulture professor and extension specialist with North Carolina State University who lives, works and runs a small farm in the mountains of western North Carolina. For more than 25 years, she has helped farmers, homesteaders and gardeners diversify into new crops and organic agriculture. She is passionate about native medicinal herbs and shares her knowledge and enthusiasm for these special plants at conferences and workshops across the country.

Visit www.ncherb.org for more information.