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Thinking of starting your own herb business?
Try the Herbal Exchange.

We love herb businesses and herbalists.  These are people who really believe that plants offer themselves for food, medicine and just about everything and we only have to learn the plants' secrets.  And often herbalists are so  involved with the plants that they need some help in showing themselves off.  So we help.  We help our members grow herbs, market herbs and herbal products and be an herbalist successfully.  We know you can help your clients.  But we all need help promoting ourselves. 

Interested in your own herb business?   New ad in our Herbal Exchange.



What is the Herb Growing & Marketing Network?  What do you get with membership? Click here for details.

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Get your business listed in our Herbal Green Pages and find out more about this exceptional resource tool.

What is the Herbalpedia?

We're really excited about the 2016 edition of the Herbalpedia.  Simply go to the cart to order
and we'll get it out to you right away.  Or join the Herb Growing and Marketing Network and get Herbalpedia at a much reduced rate.


March, 2016

Vol 18- Issue 1

Herb businesses are going great, but the ones that are doing well are those that are taking themselves seriously, and that means not feeling that the right people will find them.  They make themselves easy to find when people search for them on Google. 

Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites are fun, but Google doesn't index them completely.  And most people use Google to search for things no matter how you feel about them and who YOU use for your searches.   You shouldn't post that your dog recently died or vent about your mechanic as many on Facebook seem to do.  But what a great place to post a link to your blog or talk about your contribution on using herbs for hayfever.  (NEVER, NEVER state that herbs CURE anything if you sell herbs on the web unless you enjoy dealing with government agencies.)

Just a tip on improving your business and we all want people to use herbs because we truly believe that herbs make the difference.

Would you like to have your business exposed to over 40,000 visitors a month? . . .FOR FREE.   Want answers to questions about your business?

Then go to the link Join the Herb Growing and Marketing Network   sign up and be included in the Herbal Green Pages?

Would you like to MAXIMIZE that EXPOSURE and have your BANNER placed on our sites that are part of the most extensively complete herbal sites visited by over 40,000 visitors a month for an annual cost that breaks down to less than $12 a month? One that includes a CD copy of the current Herbalpedia, one of the most extensive herbal resources and often referred to as Mother Nature's Library, an $80 dollar value bringing the annual advertising cost to less than $5 per month. Then join the Herb Growing and Marketing Network

In 1990 I realized that herb businesses and alternative health practitioners needed a place to go to receive information, affordable marketing that places them in front of potential clients, as well as assistance in their business needs and the Herb Growing and Marketing Network was born. Not only does Membership in the Herb Growing and Marketing Network provide the above benefits but includes our monthly online newsletter consisting of recent developments in the herb world, informative articles on business strategies and tips to enhance your business. And if you act NOW you can DOUBLE your SAVINGS and BENEFITS and RECEIVE TWO YEARS MEMBERSHIP FOR THE PRICE OF ONE, that includes two years of the Herbalpedia.

For more information on membership in The Herb Growing and Growing Network, click on the link Join the Herb Growing and Marketing Network  and read further.

If you want to follow me at Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and especially LinkedIn, I try to post research and tips you can pass on to your customers.  Your customers will be delighted at what you send to them.  And I'm delighted at you coming onboard.  I want to delight you.




.                                To join The Herb Growing & Marketing Network, click here now.    

 ***************We're got The Herbal Green Pages Online up and running.  Stop in and see what types of herbal businesses are out there.  **************

It will always be a work in process but it's useful now.  It's one of the best resource guides available and is a unique way to find herbal products.   We try to list as many herb businesses as possible.  I'm always looking for new people to add.  If you're an herb business, drop us a line and we'll tell you how to get listed.   If you have a suggestion on what you'd like to see, we'd love to hear it.   Use it now, feel free to go ahead.  It's exciting.           

       We're starting an herb business group on Google+ and if you're on there, I'll add you on and we'll have Hangouts.   I'm not an expert but it's surprising what I'm constantly learning and am quite happy to pass on.  Drop me a note  All you need to join Google+ is a gmail account.

               What kind of businesses are members?  If you check out our featured businesses this month, you'll see a wide variety....growers to manufacturers to retail shops. 
             We're always open to comments and suggestions, so feel free to write.       


             Maureen Rogers

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  Who we are.....
The Herb Growing & Marketing Network is the largest trade association specifically for the herb industry with around 900 members in existence since 1990.  We are an information service for our members offering material on anything related to being in an herb business (except for those pesky statistics....there are no good ones so don't ask).   But that's just the here for our online secure order form.

Featured Businesses of the Month
In order to highlight some of the unique businesses that are members of our Network, we're focusing each month on 5 unique ones.  Click here to see what sites are hot!!   This month we're updating it but we'll be back in April.  For all our member businesses (and nonmembers too)......check out The Herbal Green Pages Online :-)

Have you used our Herbal Exchange?  You may find just the product you're looking for.    

Herbal Green Pages Online
This is just the tip of the iceberg regarding our resource guide.  Here we list all herb businesses but members have much longer listings, larger type, thumbnails of their websites and more. 

Hosted Sites
HerbWorld is fortunate in hosting several member businesses. They offer a range of herbal products, services and publications. Want to be hosted?  Click here for details and benefits.

Herb Speakers' Bureau
Are you looking for a speaker on any aspect of herbs?  Or are you a speaker looking to promote yourself.  Here's your opportunity to be seen.  Network members get a free basic listing and full page listings with pictures are available for a small annual listing fee. 

Botanical Dictionary
This dictionary contains hundreds of plants with their scientific name, common names and as many different language variations as possible.  We're always looking for more so don't hesitate to make suggestions. (Slowly being added too)

Want to start an herb business?
We have a starter package of material to get you on the right track (or scare you away depending on your optimist level)  Proceedings from the Beginners' Day program at our last four conferences along with other helpful information. Available in Adobe Acrobat for $10 (get Acrobat Reader for free at Adobe and it can't be a hotmail account) or hard copy for $20.  I personally recommend the hard copy as easier to use.  It won't get buried on your computer.

The Weather Page
The weather page allows you to check national and local weather forecasts.

Herbal Exchange
Herbal classifieds covering everything you could want...plants and seeds, dried material, businesses for sale, help wanted, body care products, new name it, we've got it.  These classifieds are free to members of the network and a nominal cost to nonmembers.

Care to chat?
We have a continual discussion group going on herbal items.....mostly medicinal right now but if enough people are interested we'll establish them for separate, gardening, etc..

Herb Trade
This is an area we're working on that will be a shopping area for both wholesale and retail products.  If you'd like to display your products here drop us a line.  Prices are reasonable

Comments & Suggestions Click here to give us feedback on the site.....suggestions that would be helpful to you, problems with navigation, things like that. Please don't ask health related questions here....they should go to Ask the Herbalist


Herb Associations
Our directory provides listings for all herb related organizations, associations and societies.  If your group would like to be listed, let us know.  No charge and the listing also goes into The Herbal Green Pages.

Herb Press
Herb Press lists all publications related to the industry that are available by subscription....from major to newsletter.  No charge for the listing and also listed in The Herbal Green Pages.  Please contact us with your listing.  Herb books are also reviewed here.

Herbal Business Publications
We publish a series of conference proceedings that offer all that technical information on production and marketing that's so hard to find.  These are the papers presented by the speakers at our annual conferences.  For a listing of topics, click above. To actually order them go to our online order form

Herb University***One of our most visited pages.  Interested in schools, correspondence courses, apprenticeship programs that focus on herbs?  Check them out here.  And if you have a school/course (not classes...those are in the calendar section) drop us a note.

Calendar of Herbal Events
The Calendar of Herbal Events lists as many happenings and classes as we can find by location.  If you or your group are planning an event please notify us and it will be included.  No charge for this service.

Herb Source
Looking for specific plants and seeds?  Don't feel like searching through every catalogue?  This is the place.  We list by Latin name and common and who's selling them.  There is a charge to have your listing here but it's nominal.

Conferences - 
They were wonderful, but for now they are on hold since people don't have the funds to take off for 3 days.  If you are interested, write.  I'd love to have them again.
We'll let you know......

Where do I find....?  Here are all the great links to sites that are predominately informational....we constantly add and update but when you need information on anything from homeopathy to Ayurvedic....or you can't find Jim Duke's data base....or want to find Michael Moore's material.....check us out....we've got it.  If you've got a site to recommend, please let us know....but this is for strictly informational sites.

Herb Gardens
If you're a traveling type you'll want to check out these herb gardens that are open to the public...not only botanical gardens and arboretum but private ones as well.  And if your garden is open to view, drop us a note with a brief description.

It's the 2016 edition of our  Herbalpedia CD.  This edition includes 2750 in depth profiles that include everything we can find on the subject: cultivation, history, culinary/medicinal/aromatherapy uses; recipes of all types along with color photos to make identification easier.   Our aim is to increase your knowledge and awareness of our green relations as well as increase your culinary and healing skills.  It comes in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and you can download the Acrobat Reader software for free from Adobe.  The disk is $80US and if you reorder within 4 years, updated CDs are half price. Profiles range from 2-10 pages depending on the plant.  Check out our Cayenne profiles (2016 Herb of the Year).  And if you want to see our what's included, we've got an extensive list.   Order online

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The Herb Growing & Marketing Network
Maureen Rogers, Director
PO Box 245, Silver Spring, PA 17575-0245
717-393-3295; FAX: 717-393-9261