Peg Schafer has a background in nursery management and farming and is the owner/operator of the Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm outside Petaluma, in Northern California. Since 1997 the farm has grown out more than 260 different herb crops, and has sold to practitioners, pharmacies, product manufacturers, researchers, retailers and the general public. The farm functions partly as an experimental operation trialing Asian herbs compiling an extensive database on the cultivation of herbs of medicinal and economic interest.
Education to all stakeholders about all aspects of Asian medicinal plant production, quality assessment and the emerging domestic market is always forefront of all her endeavors.
She addresses herb quality, ecological efficacious cultivation, conservation, and issues affecting Chinese botanicals at various venues.