|Notes: This guide lists and describes organizations, web sites, books, periodicals, and articles about growing herbs, both commercially and in the garden. The emphasis is on providing practical herb growing information to commercial growers and to herb gardeners in the U.S. The topic of herbal medicine is excluded, although several key reference titles in this field are included in the Web Sites and Reference Books sections.
Most of the references cited in this guide date from 1996 through 2005. For earlier information, please see “Growing for the Medicinal Herb Market Selected Sources and Resources” by Suzanne DeMuth, Mary V. Gold, and the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, 1998, and “Herbs and Herb Gardening: An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide” compiled by Suzanne DeMuth, 1996. Both publications were produced by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library, and are available online or from the Center. To find references published after 2005, please see the section "How to Update or Expand this Bibliography" toward the end of this document.