Happy spring, friends!
We’ve made it no secret: this past year was one of immense growth for Delight Flower Farm. We quadrupled our growing space, got serious about business operations, expanded our markets, hosted our own classes and workshops, and gathered more people than ever into our circle of sustained community support.
But, much like the slowly creeping rootstalk of a persistent perennial plant, we surely continue to grow.
We’re incredibly excited to share that Delight will begin growing, processing, and selling medicinal herbs and herbal products this year! We have already seeded some long-beloved medicinal plants in the greenhouse: chamomile, eucalyptus, calendula, holy basil, lavender, arnica, sage, hyssop, St. John’s wort, and many more! These herbs and flowers will be used to prepare teas, bath supplies, body care products, and other herbal remedies for our customers.
We hope that these plants and these products will further our mission to foster awareness of and connection to the natural world, all while inspiring our customers to take good care of themselves – body and soul. It’s becoming more clear to the masses: growing food and flowers locally is essential to the sustained health of the planet’s and our bodies’ respective ecosystems. Using locally-grown medicinal plants adds another dimension to this picture of whole health.
Meet our herbalist!
Liz is a budding herbalist with a deep appreciation for the inimitable power and grace of plants, and an insatiable appetite for learning. She has worked with medicinal plants in her own life for years. She works to strengthen her relationship with plants, and her understanding of a holistic approach to herbal medicine through self-study and structured herbalist trainings. In the spring of 2016, she began voraciously experimenting with the practice of medicine making. (Check out a little snap of her pop-up apothecary from last summer!) Since then she has studied medicine making techniques and herb cultivation through the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine in Weaverville, NC, as well as the science behind herbal constituents (or what one might call the “active ingredients” in a plant) at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, CO. Liz is undeniably called to work with plants; to help them grow, to understand their uses, and to share them with her community. Their medicine is simple, but mighty.
Keep on the lookout for updates about our new herbal endeavors, like:
- our DIY skin care class at Harvest Mark in April, sign up here!
- herb-of-the-month updates in our e-newsletters
- launch of new products and wholesale opportunities
- more workshops and classes on DIY herbal remedies
Thanks for reading, friends. May the lightness of spring sink in deeply!