Forrest Green Farm Memorial Day Herb Event!

​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

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Working Hands Salve Now Available

​Working Hands Salve, freshly made at the Heathen Homestead with chickweed oil, calendula oil, yarrow oil, goldenrod oil, coconut oil and beeswax! Perfect for cracked, calloused, dry, and sore working hands!

Available in 1oz and 2oz tins for $5.00 and $10.00 respectively. Come find us at the Ashland Farmer’s Market on the 4th Saturday of each month and the Mineral Farmer’s Market on the other Saturdays starting in May!

Excited to Join the Mineral Farmer’s Market

​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

Great Market Today!

We had a great time today at the pop up A Day For Us market for women and minority run businesses! The organizers did a great job and turnout was fabulous despite the cold weather. Also, it supported a good cause – we and other vendors contributed 15% of our sales to the Virginia Anti Violence Project. You can donate here.

 We also have to give a huge thank you to our friends and family who came out to support us and the other vendors. It was great to break from this cold weather and get to see so many smiling faces. We would have nothing without our friends and family. They also watched the kids for us so we could get down to the business of vending. 

Items we still have for sale:

1 oz or 2 oz tinctures of: lemon balm, elecampagne, elderberry, milky oats, crampbark, red raspberry, yarrow, mullein $8 or $15

Smoke Less For Success Herbal Tea 1/2 or 1 oz – mullein, wood betony, chamomile, lemon balm, and cinnamon $3-$6

Lavender and Calendula Lip Healing Balm – in natural or pink shimmer $2.50 a tube, $4 a tin, containing organic shea butter, beeswax, calendula oil, lavender oil, lavender essential oil, and pink mica for the pink version

We also have a stock of furniture for sale. We can do custom pieces and signs for others as well.

An example of a routed sign made by David. Custom shapes, stain/paint, and of course words, are all available. Just get in touch!

A Family Farm DIY Greenhouse

We wanted to share some pictures of what a family farm or business sometimes looks like. Our latest project has been building a greenhouse to use for starting seeds. We investigated prefab greenhouse kits and were not impressed with their durability or price. We priced out the lumber and realized it would be cheaper and sturdier to build our little 6′ x 12′ space ourselves. 

The weather has been so nice it almost seems like a greenhouse would be unnecessary this year, but we have a feeling it will snap back cold at least one more time. But thanks to the lovely weather it is safe to bring the kids out with us while we work on many days.

We hope that early exposure to the outdoors will help our kids become instilled with a love of and respect for Mother Earth. 

We used mostly 2’*4′ material to build the frame. The structure is not attached to the ground so it will be moveable. We will probably stake it down for the season just so a big wind doesn’t try to snatch it. But the lumber makes it a pretty heavy greenhouse.

We painted the wood in order to make it look nicer and last longer. Chulainn helped supervise.

We put 4 mil plastic on the frame. We will add roll up sections later to vent the space in the summer. Family farms look like a mama breastfeeding a baby while working sometimes.

We used button cap nails to attach the plastic. Here is Chulainn supervising again. 

Bonus picture of our three dogs playing in the 60 degree weather at 7am this morning.

Stay tuned for updates as we finish the greenhouse, start seeds, and landscape to make the whole area look nice! We want to enjoy our space, and eventually make it welcoming for visitors and for hosting herbal medicine classes