The Alberta Rhodiola Rosea Growers Organization (ARRGO) is a new generation cooperative that provides its customers and member/growers with a single-stop support organization for the production and sale of Canadian-grown bulk Rhodiola rosea and high-quality herbal products based on Rhodiola rosea. ARRGO is dedicated to growing fully sustainable and traceable pure high quality Rhodiola rosea, in part through strict practices that adhere to the following principles:
ARRGO only processes Rhodiola rosea from growers who are certified under the Good Agricultural Collection Practices (GACP) program and documents the identity and traceability of plants throughout the life cycle. Laboratory testing on every crop prior to harvest and after processing ensures a consistently high quality product.
ARRGO also makes responsiveness to both growers and buyers one of its top priorities and excels in the areas of ‘best practices’ and customer service. ARRGO customers have access to a master file of scientific information providing evidence of safety, quality and clinical efficacy. In addition ARRGO customers have access to records of all growing and harvesting inputs and practices, as well as seed and seedling authenticity documents.
ARRGO provides a number of services to assist its members not only in the realization of their individual production goals but also in the fostering of a vibrant growers’ community through such initiatives as its mentoring program.
At its inception in 2007, ARRGO was one of only a very few organizations of Rhodiola rosea growers in the world. It currently operates as a for profit organization, retaining only sufficient finances to cover its operating and capital costs while returning all other revenue to its members and shareholders through dividends and bonuses.
Visit our Membership section to learn more about the benefits of ARRGO membership and how you can join this dynamic organization.