“The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further.” — Joanna Macy.
Learn more about key issues relating to building sustainable and regenerative practices in the botanical industry. Each section includes an overview of the issue and videos and stories of particular companies to dive deeper.
Quality and SustainabilityFDA standards are for a minimum level of competency. Find out what a handful of companies define as a maximum level of competency.
Climate Change and the Botanical IndustryA collection of resources on the ways climate change directly impacts the natural products industry and efforts in the industry to address these impacts.
Biodiversity and Wild HerbsTwo thirds of the approximately 3000 medicinal plant species in commerce are wild-collected. The herb industry can be a vehicle for the over harvesting of these plants or for their conservation.
Regenerative AgricultureAt the current rates of soil degradation, the world’s topsoil could be lost within 60 years. What is regenerative agriculture and how is the botanical industry engaging in building healthy soils?
Relationships through the supply chainHigh quality herbs depend on developing and maintaining relationships. Follow the staff of Pukka Herbs along as they meet with their suppliers.
Waste in the Botanical IndustryWaste is an issue at each stage of the botanical supply network, from farm to shelf. We share resources and stories documenting ways to address the issue.
Bio-regional HerbalismWhat are the issues in deciding whether to buy domestically grown or imported herbs?