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MORE ABOUT HERBS | Where to find them, how to purchase



Published: Sat, February 26, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



RESOURCES FOR HERBS

BOOKS:

Deni Bown: "The Herb Society of America Encyclopedia of Herbs & amp; Their Uses"

Anna Carr: "Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs," www.rodale.com

ORGANIZATIONS:

The Herb Society of America: www.herbsociety.org

Most counties also have a local herb society. Your county agricultural extension office would probably have information. To find your Ohio County Extension Office: http://ohioline.osu.edu/county. For Pennsylvania, www.extension.psu.edu.

FINDING HERBS:

To purchase herb seeds and plants by phone or online, these are some of the best.

Most seed catalogues contain a wealth of information about cultivation, use of herbs, and sometimes their healing qualities.

Burpee (800) 888-1447 www.burpee.com & lt;http://www.burpee.com/ & gt;

Johnny's Selected Seeds (800) 854-2580 www.Johnnyseeds.com

Jung Seeds (800) 247-5864 www.jungseed.com

Park's Seeds (800) 845-3369 www.parkseed.com

Pinetree Garden Seeds (207) 926-3400 www.superseeds.com

Seeds of Change (888) 762-7333 www.seedsofchange.com

Territorial Seed Company (800) 626-0866 www.territorialseed.com

The Cook's Garden (800) 457-9703 www.cooksgarden.com

Thompson & amp; Morgan (800) 274-7333 www.thompson-morgan.com

LOCAL RESOURCES

But the best way to purchase herb plants is by supporting local farms and farm markets.

For a listing of all participating Ohio Farm Markets logon to www.ohioproud.org. Scroll down to Farmers Market Directory in the "Consumer" column. This gives access to all listed markets.

Columbiana: Rivers Bend Farm Market, Alliance (330) 821-4095

Portage: Cosmic Dream Farm and Greenhouse, Palmyra (330) 654-2499

Or contact your extension office for more information.




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