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Date

Sunday, November 18, 2018 -
8:30am to 10:00am

Location

Lovejoy

Event Description

Take an in-depth look at the herb industry and what is needed to know to grow herbs on a production scale in a sustainable way. We are currently faced with a lack of domestic herb production and issues of agricultural sustainability. The natural products industry is helping to reshape the national economy. In order to meet new government food safety laws, and increasing demands from informed consumers, millions of workers need to be retrained and many individuals inspired to become trained medicinal herb farmers. Gabriel Noard's company, Pangaea Plants, teaches students the intricacies of this world, from botany and bacteria to business and the USDA. They will learn modern, production-size herb growing and processing, receive food safety training certifications, and study sales techniques and business management.