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Medicinal and Culinary Herbs

St Johns Wort (Copyright IStock).
Do you want to grow, market or learn more about herbs? Discover new varieties, cultivation techniques, sources of market information and herb lore.

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Production and marketing information for herbs, edible flowers, and specialty cut flowers. 

North Carolina State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Project reports, resources, and organizations to support the production, processing, and sale of herbs, including culinary and medicinal herbs.

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Search plant, chemical, activity and ethnobotany databases. Includes an ethnobotanical dictionary and links to nutritional, cancer treatment and other plant related databases.

University of Kentucky. Center for Crop Diversification.

Profile describes marketing culinary herbs, market outlook, as well as production and economic considerations for starting an herb farm.

USDA. NAL. Internet Archive

A search for “herbs” in the National Agricultural Library’s collection on the Internet Archive returns texts from the 1800s to the 1980s. Browse nursery and seed catalogs and USDA publications. Use the menu on the left to narrow results by year, topic, or creator.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Archived bibliography intended for organic gardeners and small-scale organic farmers. Covers resources on gardening techniques, plant varieties, geographic locations and philosophies. Addresses landscaping, soil fertility, edible plants, ornamental plants, pest control and various aspects of an "organic lifestyle."