Book Event: The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer

Posted June 18th, 2015 by VCIH

with Jeff and Melanie Carpenter, Zack Woods Herb Farm
Wednesday June 24th, 6:30-8pm
Free and open to the public

Join Melanie and Jeff Carpenter, co-owners of Zack Woods Herb Farm in Hyde Park, Vermont, for a presentation and discussion of their new book, “The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer.” Come learn about growing and marketing organic medicinal herbs from two experts in the field. Copies of “The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer” will be available for sale and signing at this event.

Jeff and Melanie Carpenter own and operate Zack Woods Herb Farm in Hyde Park, Vermont. They have recently co-authored the book, “The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer,” due out in the spring of 2015 published by Chelsea Green.

Jeff Carpenter has farming in his blood. Descended from generations of Vermont farmers, Jeff deepened his love and understanding of plants through an apprenticeship with Rosemary Gladstar and as the co-owner of Sage Mountain Herb Products. Since those early days, Jeff¹s work as a farmer, agricultural consultant, educator, and researcher has focused on the cultivation and marketing of medicinal herbs. Jeff also partners with Rosemary Gladstar in hosting the International Herb Symposium. His passion for the green world is evident as he spends his days working in the fields and in the community.

Melanie Carpenter grew up at Sage Mountain under the loving tutelage of herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. It was there that Melanie started her first business, Sage Mountain Herb Products. Over the last twenty years, she has worked as a farmer, mother, community herbalist, and educator. In addition to her work as a farmer, Melanie serves on the board of directors of United Plant Saver and assists her family in directing the International Herb Symposium and New England Women’s Herbal Conference. She believes that some of the most profound teachings and healings come from working on the land with the plants. To that end, Melanie offers classes on the farm to help people explore and deepen their connection to the green nations.