Danny grew up in the mountains nearby + spent many years as a working artist before becoming interested in growing medicinal plants.
Alena grew up in the deciduous jungles of the Southeast + has spent the last decade as an organic farmer + native plant gardener.
Maybelle, the sweet yellow dog in this picture, was our farm dog + best friend who passed away summer 2020 + is buried next to our garden. We now have two puppies, Persimmon + Tenzin, who are learning how to eat flowers + hunt for gophers.
We met during an apprenticeship at a medicinal herb farm + have been growing + making medicine together ever since.
We believe that growing + producing local medicine is our way to contribute to a more just + sustainable world, where healthcare is centered first within ourselves. We hope to connect folks more firmly to the magic of plants.
Night herons are a grouchy, beloved bird of the liminal spaces where salt + fresh waters collide, keepers of the marshes, bogs + estuaries that are some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. We hold these birds + the secret, hidden worlds they contain + guard as a goal for our own agricultural practices, where diversity + wildness + many different worlds are respected + cultivated.
Labels are all original tiny paintings by Danny.
Photo by Natalia Santizo