Jean Giblette

    Jean Giblette, owner of High Falls Gardens, has been growing Chinese medicinal herbs in the mid-Hudson Valley region of New York since 1994.  She went on to form a nonprofit organization, High Falls Foundation Inc., devoted to medicinal plant conservation, research and education.  The Foundation has provided programs in Botanical Studies on behalf of the 50+ graduate schools of East Asian Medicine in the U.S. Ms. Giblette has worked with several groups of farmers across the nation to develop domestic production of Chinese herbs.  She is a contributing author of Mending the Web of Life: Chinese Medicine and Species Conservation, and has written or coauthored numerous articles including papers in the last two New Crops volumes published by Purdue University.  She has lectured in China at ecological agriculture and rural development conferences, cooperating to improve herbal production practices and preserve access through widely distributed production.