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Sunday's for brunchin'! It's all about fruit and pineapple sage flowers! Not as "composed" as I would like it, but weekend hours seem to be flying by! Anybody else feeling we need 3 day weekends in December??
It's actually kind of crazy to think Ive been studying herbalism for 8 years now....I was originally drawn to it because of my interest in #Alchemy ...Since then Ive discovered the practical & otherworldly powers of our plant allies...I am most at home near the sea...but my second home will always be the greenwoods...the forests...the mountains...The nymphs of the wild speak to my soul intimately...sensually...Plants are highly intelligent...living beings just like crystals...and have far more to do with our conscious advancement than the average mind has come to realize...Most have been taught to fear their ability to feel with their whole body...and this handicap has stopped them from enjoying life in its fullness...It has made their world grey and boring..full of fear-mongering....by which plant derived substances have become a hinderance instead of an aid in their journey...Plants are like Ki...They can heal...but they can also destroy...It is up to us to understand their teachings & apply them correctly...not the damn corrupt af corporate bought gov...If you are just getting started in plant medicine I will tell you the same thing my herbalist teachers taught me. Start with one plant. Spend an entire month with it...get to know its essence as you would a lover...ask it to devulge its secrets....It will speak to you in your dreams...It will reveal its true name...and release to you it's raw transmutational power... #Herbalist#Herbs#Herbalism#CannabisHeals#CBD#Ayahuasca#Ayurveda#Meditate#PlantMedicine#PlantSpiritMedicine#Gnosis#Magick#Sensuality#WitchesofInstagram 🔮🌙 #HerbFarm#Apothecary#StressRelief#Reiki#ChakraBalancing#EssentialOils#Aphrodisiac#EarthTemple#ForestTherapy#Crystals#OceanTherapy#Gypsea#Wildcrafting#EndtheDrugWar
It's all about the details: try tying a few stems of dried lavender to the top of a present for a simple, delicate and timeless touch 💫
☆ Local shoppers: we're open Tues-Sat from 11-5 until Dec 15th 🎄
☆ Online shoppers: Canada Post is still experiencing delays so be sure to place any holiday orders ASAP!
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Local folks don’t forget that you can save even more by choosing to pick up your order at our farm or at the @norwich.farmers.market for free this Saturday or next.
☀️Sunny St. John’s wort
St. John’s wort, Hypericum perforatum is a flowering plant in the hypericacea family. It was one of the most important pharmaceutical plants of the 20th century. It has clinically shown to help nervous disorders, mild-moderate forms of depression, and is registered in the UK for treatment of “low mood and anxiety”. It is used topically for inflammatory conditions of the skin and used to help with nerve pain (with mixed results from herbalists) and first aid sprains. The leaves are opposite and you might take note of the dots on the leaves. These are actually glands. Hypericin glands are found mostly in the flowers and that’s what gives us the red color. In The beginning hypericin was the constituent scientists thought was responsible for its anti-depressive actions but now scientists think it’s hyperforin. It seems that hyperforin can help the uptake of serotonin, dopamine, and GABA. A study that was a randomized controlled study indicated that St. John’s wort worked better then placebo and could in fact be as effective as prescribed antidepressants. There is one rare side effect (but I have seen it) which is Photosensitivity. This can increase your skins sensitivity to the sun by causing you to burn easier. Though ironically sjw oil has been used as a natural sunscreen. Another very important takeaway is that St. John’s wort has shown to inhibit the p-450 pathway. This means that it should be avoided to be taken with prescribed antidepressants, birth control, anticonvulsants, warfarin, HIV protease inhibitors and a few more. Always double check what prescriptions your client might have and check drug/herb interactions. It is rare to see them but St. John’s wort is an exception. This is only further proof that herbs alter people physiologically. .
A picture is worth a thousand herbs—a bit of parsley, sage, rosemary 🌿 and thyme from the farm. I have a problem, I have this serious habit of overharvesting. It’s especially hard to stop cutting when I’m in the rosemary bed, it just smells so darn good! But here’s my saving grace, whatever I’ve overharvested just gets dried and stored for the fall. Then as the growing season comes to a close, I’ll harvest just about everything I’ve got left and preserve it. For a majority of our herbs 🌿that means drying. There’s a number of methods I use, and it’s usually based on the herb itself. High oil content plants like rosemary and thyme dry more evenly—and with more flavor—on drying screens in a room kept around 85-95 degrees. Temperatures above 100 will begin to degrade the herbs. While others use the dehydrator or the oven. Last year I trialed a bunch of methods and now I dry parsley exclusively in the oven. So while this time of year is a bit quieter (and colder), I’m busy processing the stuff I dried throughout the season as well the mother-load from the end-of-season harvest. And be sure to store in airtight glass jars, out of direct sunlight to maximize flavor retention. As a bonus when I’m processing or filling jars I smell of Eau de Herbs 🌿 parfum. I try not to have favorites....but right now I can’t get enough of this dried rosemary. It’s just amaze-balls!#driedherbs#rosemary#parsley#sage#thyme#herbs#herb#herbfarm#potager#spices#growyourownspices#spicerack#dsfloral#herbgarden#gyo#growyourown#gardentotable#drying#preservingherbs#harvest#lavender#tansy#mainefarms#farmtotable#maine#thewaylifeshouldbe
64 packages went out today from weekend orders! We had a great time at our two events this weekend and loved meeting new friends and seeing old friends! Thanks to everyone that came out to see us and that ordered online. We are busy busy getting ready for @mecaart Holiday fair this Friday and Saturday, and @picnicportland this Sunday. These will be our last two events of the holiday season and only a couple of more weeks to get your online orders in for holiday delivery.
Join us for the Winter Internship beginning this January-March 2019. Seasonal Internships at Fireweed Farm offer the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in the various aspects of a thriving herb farm. Interns work and learn along side two highly trained and experienced herbalists and herb growers, farm founder Jessy Delleman and farm assistant manager Harmony Pillon.
The Internships are unpaid volunteer positions, with a 1 or 2 day commitment per week for 10 weeks. Interns are expected to be hard working and reliable, willing to do a variety of tasks, and have enthusiasm about exploring the world of herb growing and herbal medicine. The tasks and activities vary per season. Four separate Internships are offered for each of the four seasons.
The Winter Internship runs from January 3rd until March 9th, one day per week on either Thursdays or Fridays.This Internship centres around seed processing and packaging for our seed business @ravensongseeds. There will also be limited opportunities for harvesting and processing herbs, medicine making, bottling and labelling medicines, plant propagation, gardening and farm labour activities.
To apply for an Internship please visit fireweedschool.com/internships (link in profile)