Medicinal Herbs and Non-Timber Forest Products
9/23/2020 – The WNC Forest Products Project took place in 2009-2011 and has been completed. This page exists as a historical archive of the project and a resource for information on non-timber forest products and forest herbs. It was a great project and can serve as an example for future projects.
Read the wnc-forestry-success-stories-change-for-the-better-1 eBook from the WNC Forest Products Marketing Project.
A current project that we are involved in might be of interest to you is the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition. Here is a link to the website for that project: ABFFC.
- Medicinal Herb Research and Yield Estimates – NC State University
- Analysis of the Economic Viability of Cultivating Selected Botanicals in North Carolina – 2003 Report
- Collection to Commerce: Western North Carolina Non-Timber Forest Products and Their Markets – 2003 Report
- Agroforestry Training Manual:Completed revised for 2013, Dr. Davis helped update the forest farming chapter in this manual from the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry.
- eXtension Forest Farming
- Dryers for Commercial Growers: A Construction Guide
- Ginseng: A Production Guide for North Carolina – AG 323
- Care and Planting of Ginseng Roots and Plants – HIL 127
- Commercial Goldenseal Cultivation
- Cultivating Native Woodland Botanicals – J. M. Davis
- Medicinal Plants with a Potential Niche Market for Propagators – J.M. Davis and R.E. Bir
- Production of Medicinal Herbs – J. M. Davis
- Cultivation of Ramps – HIL 133
- Shiitake and Other Mushrooms
- Medicinal Herbs for Commerce
- Forest Farming in North America
- Medicinal Herb Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GAPs) for NC growers
- Videos on GAPs for Medicinal Herbs from Spring 2015 Workshop
Rules and Regulations
- Good Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements – FDA
- Ginseng Regulations in North Carolina – NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Business Information, Plant and Seed Sources
- NC Herb Businesses – NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Plant Propagation Permit Application to Legally Grow Goldenseal in North Carolina – PDF, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Sources of Goldenseal Seeds, Plants or Roots – HIL 123
- Seed and Plant Sources for Medicinal Herbs and Botanicals – HIL 129
- Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases – USDA Agricultural Research Service
- Klamath Beetle – Clemson University
- HerbNet – Links to many herb web sites
- ATTRA-excellent resource for all kinds of alternative agricultural enterprises
- Non-Timber Forest Products and Markets – Virginia Tech Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, and Top of the Ozarks RC&D in Missouri.
- Non-Timber Forest Products, United States – Institute for Culture and Ecology
- Producing and Marketing Wild Simulated Ginseng in Forest and Agroforestry Systems – Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Ginseng Production in the Pacific Northwest – Washington State University
- Washington State University Vancouver Research and Extension Unit – Information on agronomic crops, baby corn, bamboo, edamame, fruit, ginseng, portable hoop house, and more
- Purdue University – A great source of information on new crops
- Alternative Nature – Herb production links
Herbs for Health
This is beyond the scope of our work and outside our expertise; however, we are getting so many inquiries that we are providing this information as a service to our website visitors.