• Vermicomposting - Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes.

    • 5 months ago
    Vermicomposting is the practice of using the lowly worm to break down food scraps into nutrient-rich compost. The result is a black odourless material that is terrific fertilizer for the garden. Ca...
  • Healing Salves - Duration: 52 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Salves, ointments and balms help soothe scrapes, burns, itches, stings, bruises, etc. Diane Tait discusses how to make these healing salves using herbs from the garden. She covers what oils to us...
  • Infectious Disease and Your Family - Duration: 2 hours, 27 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Infectious disease is never far from one's mind these days especially after recent deadly outbreaks of SARS, O157:H7 E. coli, Ebola and others. In this video Medical Herbalist Christine Dennis disc...
  • Herbs for the Digestive System - Duration: 47 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Serious or chronic digestive diseases affect one in four of us. Minor complaints such as indigestion, cramping and bloating often lead to bigger problems later. Marcia Dixon, a medical herbalist ...
  • Women, Herbs and Health - Duration: 45 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Women have been using herbs as food and medicine since the dawn of time. One of the very first documented female healers and teachers was Trotula of Solerno, Italy who treated women’s gynecological...
  • Potager Gardening - Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Potager is a French term for an ornamental kitchen garden that goes back to the French Renaissance and the Baroque. Flowers, both edible and not, and herbs are cleverly planted among the vegetable ...
  • How to Plan and Plant Your Herb Garden - Duration: 39 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Adding herbs in your garden space can be both soothing and inspiring. Richters’ herb expert, Koidu Sulev, shows you how to make a beautiful garden a reality. Whatever your level of gardening expert...
  • Seabuckthorn An Ancient Plant Rediscovered - Duration: 41 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Prized for centuries in both Asia and Europe for its highly nutritious and medicinal properties, seabuckthorn is growing in popularity throughout North America. Seabuckthorn combats dry skin, fades...
  • Forest Gardening in an Urban Setting - Duration: 58 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Learn how to bring a little of the forest to the city and grow yourself an abundance of food, fuel, fibre, and farm-aceuticals. By creating a forest garden in your own backyard and using the struct...
  • Hot Herbs for Your Perennial Garden - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    Echinacea, bee balm, lavender, nepetella and sage are just some of the attractive herbs you can grow in a perennial garden as much for their beauty as for their usefulness as herbs. Horticulturist ...
  • Boost Your Immune System with Herbs - Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Herbalist John Redden explores the modern conception of the immune system. John discusses the intricate web of relationships between the immune system with our endocrine system, nervous system, ou...
  • West African Popping Sorghum - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    In the village of Dagbamete, near the Volta River, in West Africa, the people make a delicious healthy snack from sorghum seeds. They pop the seeds like popcorn and add only salt -- no fat, no cho...
  • Canning & Preserving: Sugar in Preserving - Duration: 45 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    There is growing interest in home preserving. Christine Manning teaches preserving classes throughout the Greater Toronto Area and has taught hundreds of people how to safely preserve the harvest. ...
  • Message to Growers - Duration: 6 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Conrad Richter, president of Richters Herbs, speaks to Alberta herb growers who met on April 26, 2015, to discuss a project to promote closer ties between growers and manufacturers. The goal is to ...
  • Creating a Living Garden Sculpture - Duration: 54 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    With a little ingenuity you can create a delightful piece of living garden art to bring joyful conversation into your summer harvest. Artist Heather Rigby explores ways to build a flowering sculptu...
  • Wild Edibles in Your Garden - Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    Learn how to identify, harvest and cook with wild plants. Wild plants are often seen as nothing more than weeds to be removed from the garden landscape, however, they are highly nutrient foods that...
  • Fairy Gardening - Duration: 46 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    Marthe Hook, owner of The Fairy Garden, Canada's first online store specializing in products for miniature and fairy gardening, shows how easy it is to get started creating your own magical fairy g...
  • For the Love of Tea - Duration: 57 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    Herbalist Penelope Beaudrow covers the whirlwind history of tea in this presentation made at Richters Herbs on February 22, 2015. Learn how to determine a quality tea; and how to grow, pick, blend...
  • Organic Pest & Disease Management - Duration: 54 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    From fungal blight to raccoons in the night; there’s an organic solution to every gardening problem. Growing food without synthetic chemicals can be difficult but it is not impossible as some conve...
  • Why Artemisias Are Important for Health - Duration: 39 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    Most of the artemisias are medicinal. They have been used for thousands of years by herbalists from East Asia and Siberia to Europe and North America. The Greek physicians more than 2,500 years ago...
  • Useful Artemisias to Grow - Duration: 43 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    The artemisias are a diverse group of herbs. They include the ever popular tarragon, the French favourite for sauces, vinaigrette, and fines herbes, and the lesser known mugwort used to flavour ric...
  • Lacto-Fermentation: The Secret of Healing - Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    Lacto-fermentation is the art and science of crafting cultured foods, such as kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, pickles, and kimchi. Our ancestors knew the value of fermented foods, but with the advent ...
  • Growing Hops for Brewing - Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    Video recording of a presentation on growing hops given on April 27, 2014 at Richters Herbs by Nicholas Schaut, Nicholas is owner and operator of Bighead Hops, a certified organic farm that grows h...
  • Rooftop and Balcony Gardens - Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    Johanne Daoust micro farms a roof-top vegetable garden in downtown Toronto, a garden which has been described as a "first-class example of both urban food productivity and creative applied research...
  • Home Crops That Wow - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    If your veggie gardening space is limited, why grow the green beans you can easily buy. Instead, paint the supper table with a surprising array of coloured veg including red okra, purple beans, yel...
  • Xeriscaping, Water Efficient Gardening - Duration: 58 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    Tired of being a watering slave to your garden? Had enough of fighting the garden hose? Jeff Mason, an advocate of low water gardening or 'xeriscaping', shows how to make your garden a water saving...
  • Wonderful Wheatgrass - Duration: 51 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    Many people, including cancer survivors, are relying on wheatgrass juice to jolt the body back to health. Fresh wheatgrass juice is packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and antioxid...
  • How to Grow Brugmansia - Duration: 53 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    If Steven Biggs could grow only one flower, he would choose Brugmansia, a wondrously fragrant, exotic-looking tropical plant with trumpet-shaped flowers often as long as a wine bottle. It's extrava...
  • Praising the Artemisias - Duration: 39 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    Artemisias are the Herb of the Year for 2014. Conrad Richter, President of Richters Herbs, presents a slide show on on the many and diverse varieties that are used for cooking, drinks, aroma, medic...
  • This is an old clip about Richters Herbs first broadcast on the Life Network in 1997. It was digitized from a VHS tape, so the quality is a bit blurry and at times a bit faded. Features co-founder Waltraut Richter at age 80 and her son Conrad Richter, along with Dinah Koo of Dinah's Cupboard in Toronto.

    A Taste of Life - Duration: 4 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    A segment on Richters first broadcast on the Healthwatch Television show on Canada's Life Network in 1997. Features Richters' co-founder Waltraut Richter, at age 80, and her son Conrad Richter alon...
  • Elder for Food, Fun & Magic - Duration: 35 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    Koidu Sulev speaks on how to make jam, cordial, vinegar and oil from elder flowers and berries. Koidu also discusses the folklore and magic of elder, as well as some of the fun uses of elder wood. ...
  • Elderberry for Health & Healing - Duration: 35 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    Conrad Richter speaks on elder and its use for health and healing. This presentation was part of Richters' celebration of HerbDay 2013 honouring elder the Herb of the Year. Conrad draws relationshi...
  • Growing Elderberry for Food & Meds - Duration: 50 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    Amazingly adaptable and hardy, elder grows almost anywhere. Conrad Richter discusses the varieties of elder, and how to grow them and which can be used for drinks, foods and medicines. The presenta...
  • Figs A-Plenty - Growing Your Own - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    As Steven Biggs puts it, "Growing figs shouldn't seem exotic; it should be straight forward stuff!" Indeed, a growing coterie of gardeners across Canada and the United States are mastering the art ...
  • Seabuckthorn: Ontario's Local Citrus! - Duration: 57 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    Marlene Wynnyk operates Ontario's first ever sea buckthorn orchard on her farm in Teeswater. From July to October the orchard looks like a tropical paradise with trees laden with brilliant orange b...
  • More or Less Herb Crops: Add Some, Drop Some or Change Some - Duration: 34 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    The perennial question all farmers face: do we add more crops to our mix, drop some, or change some? Herb growers are no different. Is the next crop too many? Are current crops facing pressures of...
  • More or Less Herb Crops: Should You Add More, Drop Some, or Change Some? - Duration: 34 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    The perennial question all farmers face: do we add more crops to our mix, drop some, or change some? Herb growers are no different. Is the next crop too many? Are current crops facing pressures of...
  • Permaculture and No-Till Gardening - Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    Permaculture is a system of ecological design that strives to emulate natural ecosystems so that our gardens and farms become self-sustaining, healthy and bountiful. It seeks to create gardens and ...
  • Why SeedZoo? - Duration: 20 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    SeedZoo is a special project of Richters to preserve our planet's plant biodiversity. SeedZoo encourages Canadian and American gardeners to grow rare and endangered varieties of food plants from ar...
  • Making Your Own Tinctures - Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    Tinctures capture and concentrate the vital healing power of herbs in a way that can be conveniently stored for years. Made with a solvent, usually alcohol, they are easy to use when the need arise...
  • Prospecting for Herbs - Duration: 26 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    Through the years Richters has introduced many herbs new to North America. In this video, Conrad Richter, President of Richters, describes some of the ways the herb nursery finds promising new plan...
  • How to Make Garden Pots from Newspaper - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Here is a great way to make garden pots for starting seeds and cuttings from ordinary newspaper. With the help of an ingenious tool called the PotMaker®, invented in Canada by Otto Richter, co-foun...
  • Herbal Trends: A View from Canada - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    Presentation by Conrad Richter of Richters Herbs given at the International Herb Association's annual conference at Corning, New York, on July 15, 2012. Topics include market demographics, the comm...
  • Breakfast Television at Richters - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 6 years ago
    Jennifer Valentyne and the LiveEye crew visit Richters Herbs on May 18, 2007. Jennifer learns about Stevia, Mojito Mint and much more.
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  • Herbs Gone Wild! - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 6 years ago
    Can herbs survive on their own in Canada? This video shows without a doubt that many herbs are hardy enough to survive in pastures and meadows in southern Ontario without any human help. More than...
  • Richters Seminar: Echinacea for Health - Duration: 59 minutes.

    • 6 years ago
    Seminar presented by Nick Morcinek of Faunus Herbs on February 22, 1998 at Richters. Faunus Herbs is a grower and manufacturer of echinacea products. Nick discusses the reasons why echinacea is one...
  • Richters Seminar: What's New in Herbs - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 6 years ago
    Seminar presented by Conrad Richter on February 15, 1998 at Richters Herbs in Goodwood. Conrad talks about the fast-moving world of herbs and the new medical and scientific research that is helping...
  • Introducing SeedZoo Plant Explorer Joseph Simcox - Duration: 9 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    Introducing Joseph Simcox, the plant explorer who inspired Richters' SeedZoo project. SeedZoo is designed to bring rare and endangered varieties of food plants from around the world to ordinary gar...
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