Cert. in GACP. (Good Agricultural & Collection Practices) 6th October 2017

A half day certificate course with Herbalist and Grower Ross Hennessy at his Medicinal Herb farm Bareroot Botanicals in  North Co. Sligo.

This course is aimed at the organic farmer or wildcrafter who wishes to grow/harvest medicinal crops ans sell them for processing into Herbal medicines for human use. We have to follow GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards in our processing facility and GACP with growing and harvesting. This is a requirement from Irish regulators the HPRA (Health Products Regulatory Authority) and insures full trace-ability back to the seed source for each medicinal product. Following GACP standards insures that only the highest quality plants are grown and harvested at their optimal times. The course content is compiled from years of crop trials that Ross has carried out and up to date European guidelines.

We will cover the following topics on the day:



  • Best practice for harvesting and packing.
  • How and why it is important to be compliant in growing medicinal crops
  • Full trace ability using GACP
  • Documentation that is needed for each crop
  • Prices paid for harvested plants in 2017
  • Expected yields of crops.
  • Crops that are need this year and over the coming years
  • Correct identification and wildcrafting
  • Special requirements for certain crops

On the day we can discuss individually with farmers what crops would be suitable for them to grow and what price they will receive for their crop.

You will receive a certificate from this course which will enable you to sell medicinal crops for further processing into medicines.

YOUR LOCATION IS IMPORTANT***In order to make the harvesting and collecting a viable option for you, you will need to think of delivering the fresh plants to the processing facility in Sligo. Roots & bark can be be sent by courier from anywhere in Ireland but fresh flowers, leaf, seed and berries will need to be delivered straight after harvest. ***


  • Date: Friday 6th October 2017 Time: 2-6pm
  • Location: Bareroot Botanicals, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo
  • Cost: €55 Tea, Coffee on arrival from 1:45
  • Number of Participants: 15 ***BOOKED OUT PLEASE CONTACT US FOR NEXT DATE***
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  • Contact Ross for further questions 087 6272633