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Peg Schafer

Peg Schafer is recognized as one of the pioneers and leaders in the field of the cultivation of Asian herbs. After more than fifteen years of commercial herb cultivation and research at the Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm in Petaluma, California, Schafer has distilled her findings into a guide for growers and practitioners of Chinese medicine. Schafer has played an influential role in establishing a network of organizations including Fu Tian Herbs, the first company in the United States to solely offer certified organic, domestically grown Chinese herbs (which she-co-founded), The Sonoma County Herb Association, and The Medicinal Herb Consortium. Along with offering seed and field-grown herbs, Schafer's own Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm operates as an experimental farm to investigate herb cultivation and aid herb conservation. Its internship program gives people hands-on knowledge experience in all aspects of growing and harvesting Chinese herbs.

    Peg's Upcoming Events

    • Peg Schafer at 35th Annual EcoFarm Conference
      Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove CA 93950
      January 22, 2015, 3:30 pm

      Peg Schafer will be co-presenting a workshop at EcoFarm on which traditional Chinese herbs can best be grown in the U.S. and how growers can participate in this developing market. Peggy’s workshop will begin at 3:30 PM on Thursday, January 22nd at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA. For more information on registration for this event, click here:

    • Peg Shafer at Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm Course
      Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm , Petaluma CA 94952
      March 14, 2015, 9:00 am

      Peg Schafer will hold a hands-on 9-Month Course from March to November on all aspects of organically growing and harvesting efficacious Asian herbs. The nine session program runs on the second Saturday of each month from 9 AM-3 PM. The course costs $750 and interested parties should contact Peg Schafer.

    Peg's Books

    The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm

    A Cultivator's Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production

    A leading light in the field of medicinal herb cultivation, The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm highlights how we can produce high-quality efficacious herbs here in the United States (for all climates) with the historical connectedness of ancient practitioners.


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