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Vajra Herb Farm

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Oskaloosa, KS
Sanctuary Stewards: Steve and Nancy Moring

Vajra Herb Farm was purchased in 1996 with the intent of establishing a medicinal herb farm, research facility and retreat center. The farm consists of 45 acres of woodland, prairie savanna, stream, valley and upland areas. The firs two years were devoted to prairie reclamation by brush clearing, spring burning and reseeding with prairie grasses and forbes.

1999 saw the completion of the first year as a member of the UpS Botanical Sanctuary Network. Many projects were initiated including the continued clearing and prairie plantings, the establishment of herb gardens and woodland plots for at risk medicinal species. Research activities included soil surveys, experimentation with sustainable cultivation techniques and data collection for a wild botanical survey of the farm. Test cultivation plots were implemented for Echinaces angustifolia, St. Johnswort, Ginkgo, Goldenseal, American Ginseng, Black Cohosh and Mullein. Our new and on-going research includes cultivation of Echinacea angustifolia and E. atrorubens on amended eastern Kansa soils with minimum till and companion planting. In conjunction with this we have established a collaboration with Dr. Rudolf Bauer at the University of Deusseldorf in Germany for monitoring active constituents.

Plans are in the works for spring workshops on herb cultivation, prairie restoration and permaculture. In addition, we are seeking and interviewing candidates for apprenticeships for what looks to be a very active spring and summer.

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