Sustainable Farming of East Asian Medicinals 

The loss of the world’s fertile soil and biodiversity, pose a threat to East Asian medicinals. We must look beyond global warming or climate change as the root cause. It’s insufficient to “do no harm” to the land, we actually need to improve it.

The sustainable farming of East Asian Medicinals in the US and China requires implementing regenerative agriculture. Farmers have learned they can't just do organics. They have to repair the damage that's already been done. We have millions of acres in the United States that have been damaged through large scale commercial practices for decades. Responsible cultivation of East Asian medicinals plays an active role to protect the environment. 
Goals and Objectives
  • Sustainable farming challenges in the US and China
  • The environmental impact of Roundup, a weed and grass killer 
  • Farming practices that shift from destructive to constructive
  • Regenerative agriculture demonstrates the potential for mitigating major problems, including global warming

Course Requirements
NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Professional Development Activity (PDA) points are awarded for active learning that is earned in an in-person or e-learning environment. 

Registrants must complete all modules in the course, including a mandatory worksheet, and pass the end of course assessment. Passing is 70%. 
Meet your instructor

Jean Giblette

Jean Giblette, owner of High Falls Gardens, has been growing Chinese medicinal herbs in the mid-Hudson Valley region of New York since 1994. She went on to form a nonprofit organization, High Falls Foundation Inc., devoted to medicinal plant conservation, research and education. The Foundation has provided programs in Botanical Studies on behalf of the 50+ graduate schools of East Asian Medicine in the U.S. Ms. Giblette has worked with several groups of farmers across the nation to develop domestic production of Chinese herbs.  

She is a contributing author of Mending the Web of Life: Chinese Medicine and Species Conservation, and has written or co-authored numerous articles, including papers, in the last two New Crops volumes published by Purdue University. She has lectured in China at ecological agriculture and rural development conferences, cooperating to improve herbal production practices and preserve access through widely distributed production.

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