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 National Heirloom Expo
National Heirloom Expo, Santa Rosa CA
September 9, 2014, 12:00 pm
Peg Schafer will speak at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa on September 9-11. More details to come.
Peg Schafer at Medicinal Plant Walk
, Glen Ellen CA
October 19, 2014, 10:00 am
Join Peg Schafer and Sean Fannin on a medicinal plant walk at Quarryhill Botanical Garden on October 19th.
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.