Portland, OR, May 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- America is going local. Entrepreneur Media, Inc., listed locally grown produce and products as one of the top five trends that will thrive in 2010—nearly 60 percent of consumers are skipping the national chains and purchasing from community fields.
This “buy local” effect has swept the nation due to the farmers’ market movement; there are about 5,000 farmers’ markets in the country that have contributed to five percent of the industry’s annual growth, according to the Department of Agriculture. The USDA recently launched the “Know Your Famer, Know Your Food” campaign in an effort to bridge the gap between where food is grown and how it ends up on your plate. Even Wal-Mart and Safeway have added homegrown produce to their shopping aisles.
So, how do you learn more about the health benefits of herbs and locally grown produce? Start with How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Herb and Herbal Plant Business released by Atlantic Publishing Group in Spring 2011 and featuring an interview with ACHS President Dorene Petersen. Plow the intricacies of starting your own business and the basics of herbs and herbal plant growth, learn about the importance of high-quality herbal education, and gain practical suggestions for how to prioritize education, sustainable practices, and customer needs.
How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Herb and Herbal Plant Business (ISBN# 9781601383297) is available through the ACHS Apothecary Shoppe College Store (5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239) at www.apothecary-shoppe.com or (503) 244-0726. How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Herb and Herbal Plant Business also was selected as a text for ACHS’s course Nat 306 Holistic Health Consulting & Business Skills Online for Fall 2011 (http://www.achs.edu/course-desc.aspx?pid=27&id=4).
ACHS is one of the first accredited, fully online colleges offering degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in complementary alternative medicine. Founded in 1978, American College of Healthcare Sciences is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs, study abroad sessions, and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (503) 244-0726, or stop by the College campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.