We have completed the series of Sustainable Herbs Program Toolkit Webinars. Please find the recordings to all of these conversations below. And please let us know what topics you might like to hear in the future! Thanks so much for joining in and thank you again to SHP Underwriters whose generous support made these webinars possible.
This webinar focuses on the social and economic dimensions of growing and harvesting botanical raw materials for the global market. With speakers Jan Von Enden, Martin Bauer Group; Kevin Casey, Banyan Botanicals; and Yuca Waarts, Wageningen University.
In this webinar SHP Director, Ann Armbrecht, speaks with four farms growing medicinal plants in different regions of the US (North Carolina, Vermont, Oregon, and Hawaii) about their vision for farming, some specific practices they follow, and the unique challenges they face. We talk about what is needed to shift towards a more equitable system, create more resilient models and what the responsibilities are of botanical companies and buyers of herbal products.
In this webinar, SHP Director Ann Armbrecht speaks with the managers of three certified organic farms leading the way in practicing methods that care for the health of the soil and biodiversity as a whole.
Sustainable Herbs Program Director Ann Armbrecht spoke with Gocha Dzneladze, COO of GeoFlower, Georgia, Diana Bartolić Director for quality, purchase and general affairs for the Spider Group, Croatia, and Rik Kutsch Lojenga, Executive Director of UEBT about sourcing botanicals in ways that respect the communities and environment.
In this webinar, SHP Director, Ann Armbrecht speak with Puspa Ghimire, from ANSAB, Nepal; Tarun Prajapati from Cultivator Natural Products, India; and Paulo Barriga from Pebani, Peru about the challenges of the past year in producing and supplying high quality, sustainable, and fairly traded botanicals to the global market.
In this webinar, Thomas Leonard of Gaia Herbs, Matt Dybala of Herb Pharm, and Bethany Davis of MegaFood, showcase three models of how companies are approaching and implementing regenerative agricultural practices, discuss how other companies can apply these or similar practices, and highlight strategies that can work for the industry as a whole. Viewers will walk away with ideas and tools about where to start and/or continue programs in regenerative farming for their own companies and supply network.
A conversation with Loren Israelsen, President, United Natural Products Alliance; Angela McElwee, President and CEO of Gaia Herbs; and Ajay Patel, Founder and CEO of Verdure Sciences. In this conversation, industry leaders will discuss the challenges the botanical industry is facing in terms of supply and sourcing and steps companies can take to ensure sustainability practices are not compromised.
What does it take to create and nurture a culture of sustainability and regeneration within a company? What is the role of leadership? A strong and clear mission? How do certifications fit in? In this conversation, Tal Johnson, CEO of Herb Pharm, and Sebastian Pole, co-founder of Pukka Herbs, will discuss the responsibilities and challenges of bringing values into a business and the balance of staying true to the mission of a company and also evolve to continually meet changing circumstances.
In this webinar, SHP Director Ann Armbrecht speaks with Brian Zapp, Creative Director at Applied Food Sciences, and Andrea Zangara, Scientific Marketing Manager at Euromed, two companies that are Inaugural Underwriters of SHP, about why investing in sustainability is essential to sourcing high quality botanicals.
Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, author, educator and thought leader in integrative medicine. She speaks with SHP Director Ann Armbrecht about what young people can do to care for themselves and their communities, physically and emotionally, during this time.