Worm wood, hyssop, and yarrow for sale!

If you are in the market for fresh yarrow,  hyssop or wormwood, send us a message for pricing. We have it for sale! Will harvest to order.

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New plants!

One of our favorite things ever, being herbalists and farmers is of course new plants! Yesterday, in the rain, David planted 2 rose bushes, 2 elderberry bushes, 2 blueberry bushes, and 2 red passionflower plants!!! Aside from being great for pollinators, these plants are great to eat and make tea/tincture/syrup and other herbal treats from!!! We won’t likely harvest from these perennials this year, but will nurture them so they become strong and abundant enough for us to harvest from in years to come. Our farm practice isn’t one of instant gratification, but one of slow, mindful growth.

Skin salve for sale

If you have dry, cracking, peeling skin – whether it be from callouses, washing dishes, outdoor work, carpentry or whatever I have to recommend you try a skin salve I have made. The fewer ingredients the fewer potential you will have for issues. I do not use petroleum based ingredients in any of my products. All ingredients are easily pronounced! Except perhaps the Latin names for the plants. Mine has: chickweed oil, calendula oil, yarrow oil, goldenrod oil, coconut oil and beeswax. All oils made with high quality extra virgin olive oil. $7.50 for a 1 ounce tin, $15 for a 2 ounce tin

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

A Day For Us: Sunday March 12 from 1-4 at the Lakeside Farmer’s Market!

We have been included in the A Day For Us – A Women and Minority Maker’s Market + Awareness Event!!! Which means we have. Lot of work to do between now and next Sunday! Come out from 1-4 to the Lakeside Farmer’s Market to support the Heathen Homestead and tons of other excellent locals!!

Here is the facebook event:

https://m.facebook.com/events/1297364007010844/
“Details

Show up, support, and socialize at: A Day For Us. A Women & Minority Maker’s Market + Awareness Event

SUPPORT: Visit info booths and learn about local causes and organizations with missions to promote equality for all citizens, spread awareness and support minorities and women, and work to end violence toward marginalized groups. Groups will include Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project, VA Pride and more!

SHOP: Forgo shopping at big-box stores and come support small, women (including trans women/women identifying/non-cisgender male) and minority-owned businesses. Expect goods from Studio Two Three, Garnett Jewelry, Mama A’s Bath & Body Products, Dayum This is My Jam, Espresso A Go Go Catering, Maven Made, Holly Sullivan – Prints and Illustration, Caring Cryptid Corps, One Drop Yoga and more!

Please join us at Lakeside Farmers Market on March 12th from 1:00PM until 4:00PM to shop with, support, and learn from women and minorities.

We’ll have locally crafted art, food, and other items for purchase as well as workshops and info about awesome women and minority-owned businesses and causes. Vendors will (voluntarily) donate 15% of proceeds to a local non-profit working toward empowering women and minorities while promoting equality for all.

*Note: If you are a woman/trans woman/identify as a woman or are a non-cisgender male that is a crafter/maker and/or owns a business and you are interested in having a table at this event, please email DayumJamRVA@gmail.com SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.”

The 2017 MidAtlantic Permaculture Conference

We are excited to be attending the 2017 Midatlantic Permaculture Conference. The theme this year is Holistic Homestead, and you know that sounds right up our alley! Get in touch if you plan on attending as well. It is on June 17 in Charles Town, WV. 

Tickets and info here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-mid-atlantic-permaculture-convergence-tickets-28638469433

We are excited to do some regional networking and learn from folks also involved in the homestead and holistic living movements.

Gaia Women’s Gathering

Just a heads up, Mo will be attending and teaching at the 10th annual Gaia Women’s Gathering this May 5-7 at Camp Albermarle outside of Charlottesville, VA.

There will be many teachers and vendors at this event. 

Mo will be teaching a Know Your Rights workshop and a Prisons, PTSD, and Herbalism workshop.

“For over a decade the Gaia Gathering for Women has been a space where the women of our region can come together to learn, strengthen community connections and be deeply nourished in many ways. Classes in herbalism and holistic living are taught by a fruitful array of gifted teachers witha wide range of topics to support healing and connection. This year we are honored to feature renowned herbalist and author Deb Soule of Avena Botanicals. Deliciously healthy, organic food with gluten free options and the joyful singing and drumming of our Saturday night Beltane celebration are also integral parts of the gathering. Our event is held just north of Charlottesville at the lush and beautiful Camp Albemarle, a retreat space on the banks of the Moorman River. With a bounty of native plants and green space for camping and contemplation the camp continues to be a wonderful setting for the Gathering. We hope joining us will become a spring tradition in your self-care tool kit as it for many of us and we look forward to welcoming you at the gathering!” – from the event page

If you are interested in attending the gathering, please go to the website here: http://www.gaiagatheringva.com/

Also the facebook page for the event is here: https://m.facebook.com/events/656065454578154?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2298%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&aref=98