Herbs & Flowers


Herbs & Spices - This page provides general information on the purposes and markets of herb uses both commercially or home grown. 

North Carolina Herb – This website provides up-to-date, practical information on the production and marketing of herbs and flowers.

ATTRA Herbs and Flowers Publications - These resources offer detailed information on production of specific horticultural crops, focusing on sustainable and organic production methods for traditional produce, and also introducing a range of alternative crops and enterprises. In these publications you can find information on strategies for more sustainable greenhouse and field production of everything from lettuce to trees.

Herb Society of America - This organization focuses on provided education about the cultivation of herbs, and the study of the history of uses. This site contains a library of publications and educational programs.

Herbs for Sale: Growing and Marketing Herbs, Herbal Products and Herbal Know-How (Bootstrap Guide) - This book is about herbs, and small business based upon herbs. The emphasis is on growing and using fresh, organically grown herbs.

Flowers for Sale: Growing and Marketing Cut Flowers (Bootstrap Guide) - Flowers for Sale provides a great starting point for new commercial flower growers, and includes some unique marketing ideas that ven established growers can find useful.

Culinary Herbs

Culinary and Aromatic Herbs - This site provides a list of available publications on growing herbs, herb information, and resources.

Culinary Herbs - Publication on the marketing, production, and economics of herbs.

Medicinal and Aromatic Herbs

Chinese Medicinal Herbs: Opportunities for Domestic Production - Publication on the practice of using traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, the opportunities for upcoming production.

Ginseng and Goldenseal Production

Commercial Production of Ginseng and Goldenseal - There has been increased interest in growing ginseng as a commercial crop.


Lavender Northwest - A source for information about growing lavender in the Northwest.

Sequim Lavender Growers Association - Join the Sequim Lavender Growers Association for the lavender festival, holiday bazaar, community corner, and more.

Flower production

Dried and Fresh-Cut Flowers - Prep, planting, watering, harvesting, and preserving fresh-cut and dried flowers.

Specialty Cut Flower Production and Marketing - Specialty cut flower production has the potential to increase income for both small and large farms. This publication discusses several marketing channels and lists flowers suitable for various markets. It covers production basics, harvest and post-harvest handling, business planning and record keeping, and resources for further information.

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers - Association of people who have united to learn and educate about field and greenhouse cut flowers.  

Novel Crops

Plants for a Future - UK-based non-profit with UK and US databases for 7,000 useful plants.