Here are some photos from our visit to Agrimed in Germany. Agrimed is a producers’ association for medicinal and spice plants in which approximately 60 farmers have joined together to produce, process and market herbs. We will post photos of the drying and processing facilities in a later post.
By Sustainable Herbs Project intern Willow Forbes.
Carsten, a sales representative at Agrimed, showing how samples are labeled. Samples are sent to each potential customer in order to agree about quality specs for the full shipment of herbs. Photo by Willow Forbes.
Ann interviewing Carsten. Photo by Willow Forbes.
Thomas Vogt, a farmer and board member, shows us his fields. This region has had a hot, dry year without enough water for crops. Many of the plants are much smaller than usual for this time of year. Photo by Willow Forbes.
Ann interviewing Thomas. Photo by Willow Forbes.
Thomas in his tractor. Photo by Willow Forbes.
Thomas and Ann walking through his fields. It was 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) on the day of our visit, a record high for this region and Germany as a whole. Photo by Willow Forbes.