Friday, May 23, 2014
Bloodroot is in demand and we are getting many questions on how to grow it. Last fall my employees Margaret and Alison produced this very practical educational video on how to grow bloodroot. They titled it as for home use, but these methods work for commercial growers, too. Hope you enjoy it.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Temporary full-time position with NCSU: near Asheville-working on hops, broccoli, stevia, medicinal herbs...
I have a Research Assistant position open in my program based out of theMountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC which is about 20 miles south of Asheville and 250 miles west of Raleigh. The position will report to Dr. Jeanine Davis; see my website for more information on my program. This position will supply general field and office support to a number of projects. Most of the time will be spent in the field working with medicinal herbs, stevia, broccoli, hops, truffles, and cucurbits. Tasks will include weeding, pruning, training, harvesting, grading, data collection, and general assistance with all aspects of the program. Both organic and conventional crops will be included. This position is a temporary growing season position that will run from approximately early June through October.
Work Schedule – Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
If you are interested in applying for this position, you must submit your application through the NCSU system. Please do not call or email with questions or send a resume directly to me because we need to treat each applicant and application fairly.
This position can be viewed and applied for HERE or by going to the North Carolina State University Jobs site and looking for position number 11ASO260.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Set up and operate the student raffle. (The raffle pays for the internship program!)
Help with conference registration
Assist vendors set up and take down of their displays
Support speakers with their presentations: (take attendance, help with demos, etc)
Help with conference clean-up
Full tuition, including lodging and meals from Friday supper – Sunday lunch (a $275 value)
The opportunity to attend some classes during the conference
Lunch with the Conference keynote speaker
Time for networking, learning from herbal professionals, making new friends, and having fun!