Farm Stories: Osha Harvest Update and Alternatives « The Mountain Rose Blog

Farm Stories: Osha Harvest Update and Alternatives « The Mountain Rose Blog.

 

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It was a difficult year for the Osha (Ligusticum porteri) harvest in the Rockies. Our wildcrafters work in remote stands and use propagation techniques such as reseeding and replanting broken parts of root crowns to ensure that the area is healthier and the Osha is more abundant when they return three to five years later.

However, with the heavy rains and flooding that occurred along the Front Range this year it was difficult for our harvesters to get into the mountains.  We are working with and encouraging better study and management of this incredible and powerful plant to ensure healthy future harvests, but this year will be scarce. With our focus on and support of home and small-shop herbalists, we will be limiting the amount that any one person can order this year.

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