The pre existing Hanover Herbalism Guild, we have found out IS still active, just hard to get in touch with. Their next meeting is this Monday June 19 at 6:30 pm at the Sycamore Tavern in Montpelier and is a potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share and let’s join forces!
We have a Hanover, VA Herbalism Cooperative page on facebook, please join it to hear about and cobtribute your own local herbalism events!!
Bring your boots and come enjoy a plant walk at the Heathen Homestead this Saturday May 20th at 5pm!
Above is a gorgeous mullein plant we found near the well.
We have lots of wild medicinal plants and are happy to talk about the ones we know, and happy to hear your knowledge on the plants as well!
Narrow leaf plantain abounds here. Come hear about some of the uses for this plentiful plant!
We will walk through fields, the medicinal herb garden in progress, and the woods.
Free! 18217 Teman Road Beaverdam. We will have a baby in a wagon, feel free to bring your own.
We are excited to be participating with the Richmond Herbalism Guild for the May 29th Memorial Day event at Forrest Green Farm.
Mo from the Heathen Homestead will be teaching a brief workshop on IBS/Crohn’s and Herbalism. Other members of the Richmond Herbalism Guild will be presenting on other topics. We will hopefully have a flier image with more info to add to this post soon!
Forrest Green Farm Herb Festival on Memorial Day
“We will be spending the day at Forrest Green Farm for their annual Memorial Day festival!
The Richmond Herbalism Guild is so happy to be participating in the festival this year— its our first time! There will be free educational talks, organically grown herb and veggie starts, and all the makings for a fun filled day at a local herb farm
Talks and sample products will be provided by the following guild members and their businesses at the “Richmond Herbalism Guild Booth”
RHG Founder Laura’s Botanicals LLC. ” Teas, poultices and soaks in Herbal First Aid” + “Developing a Materia medica”
RHG Founder Moon Flower Apothecary “Lunar Cycle Plant Infused Oils: Infusing body oils by the moon”
Heathen Homestead LLC. “Crohn’s and herbs”
Winged Roots Creations LLC. ” Wildcrafting”
New Moon Botanica “Herbal Aromatherapy”
Black Apron Soaps
Wild Earth Oracle “Aromatouch Hand Techniques”
See you on the farm!” – Richmond Herbalism Guild
We have new animal signs for sale, with a bunch of great ones in the works as well.
Wooden pigs are $15 each, with two distinct snout options.
Buck signs are $30 each
We are excited to announce that we will be vending at the Mineral Farmer’s Market this upcoming season! Saturdays from 8am – 1pm please come out to support us and other vendors!
We will be bringing herbs, plants, teas, salves, balms, cuttingboards, signs, woodcrafts, tinctures, vegan baked goods, and produce from our farm!!
The market is at 81 Louisa Street Mineral, VA
We will be there most, but not all Saturdays.
The Mineral Farmer’s Market Facebook
We planted our oats today for our Milky Oats tincture and wholesale milky oats. We also added garden vegetables to our greenhouse and got more pots ready for fledgling plants.
It is hot enough in the greenhouse today that we are leaving the door open and adding windows sooner than we thought we would need to.
With luck and hard work, we will be growing the following medicinal herbs this year:
Fennel, skullcap, lavender, rosemary, yarrow, wood betony, hyssop, catnip, tulsi, sage, lemon balm, nettles, motherwort, marshmallow, burdock, flax, evening primrose, elecampagne, echinacea, chamomile, thyme, valerian, astragalus, red clover, sweet that basil, oregano, basil, cilantro, dill, chocolate mint, spearamint, peppermint and milky oats
Some of these we will be selling as plants to others, so please keep in touch if you are interested in a particular plant.
Growing season is upon us!!!
Thanks to our friends at the Acevedo Homestead for giving us a tip on how to move our hogs. Food on a stick does the trick to get Penne and Alfredo our 2 American Guinea Hogs moved from our garden where they had been doing some tilling for us, back to their pen in the woods.
We put in some work today with the kids helping to spruce up the beehives for the Spring.
We are looking to get a couple hives worth of bees to start this year. Lost our last hives to wax worms that went unnoticed for too long. We will not be making that mistake again! Always striving to make new mistakes!
The bee hives had to be scraped out and we also painted the outsides to help protect the wood a little! It was a perfect day for painting outside and letting the kids get some sun and play in!