Community Supported Apothecary
We are thrilled to continue our Herbal Medicine CSA this year! After a 2020 filled with sweet plant connection and satisfied customers, we are inspired to continue acting as a bridge between the human and plant worlds and continuing our CSA in 2021! The intention is to support ourselves as farmers, herbalists, and wildcrafters and to empower our community to develop their own herbal apothecary.
These are remedies we use in our own homes and lives to address specific ailments and to nourish our healthiest immune systems. They are simple yet powerful, seasonal, and a combination of garden-grown and wild-harvested medicine from the abundance of our bioregion. They are intended to kindle deeper connection with your body, your community, and the land that supports us all here in the Sierra foothills. Many people are becoming aware of the importance of strengthening their immune systems and their local communities right now. Herbal medicine is a powerful way to build deep resilience so that we are more prepared for the unexpected. And it is a whole ‘nother dimension of wellness to be connected to the resources of your local ecosystem and the rhythms of nature ~ disharmony is what makes us ill.
This CSA is for folks brand-new to herbal medicine as well as those looking to grow their medicine chests.
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What is Wildcrafting?
Wildcrafting to us means the ethical harvesting of your local, bioregional, wild plant medicines and foods. We harvest around the Sierra foothills and high mountains of Nevada County, and sometimes from the coast, and we are slowly building relationships with the native people of these places.
Herbal medicine belongs to everyone. Herbal medicine works to support your overall well-being so you are more resilient to disease and infection. Herbs grow in backyards, along roadsides, and in sidewalks. They are accessible and powerful, wise and complex.
Why herbal medicine?
The CSA model allows farmers to know in advance who's buying what they produce so they can better plan the year's crops. Most costs are up front, so in the spring is when farmers need money. And the CSA model builds community by fostering direct relationships between farmers and the public.
Why a CSA?