ABOUT OUR BUSINESS
As anti-capitalists we are experimenting with navigating a business with integrity- honoring our labor, holding respect for the plants and the land, and making our remedies accessible. It is a curious process- running a business based in healing in an economic structure that we believe is inherently harmful. We play with these tension daily as we move with our passions and intentions while also working to sustaining ourselves.
As a business, we strive to be a resource to our small farming town, to collaborate with other radicalized herbalists and healers, and to support movements for collective liberation. We try to keep the cost of our Herbal CSA low by providing a sliding scale, and are committed to donating medicine to organizations working towards economic and racial justice including Causa Justa::Just Cause, Puente and TGIJP.
Finn Oakes is a writer, educator and clinical herbalist who believes that that healing is an integral part of our movements for justice and plants hold the wisdom to guide us towards change. After many years of self-study in Western Herbalism, Finn graduated in 2015 from the Clinical Energetic Herbalism program at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine, has trained as a Flower Essence Practitioner through the Flower Essence Society and has studied hands-on energy work with Vanissar Tarakali. You can learn more about their work and writings at finnoakes.com
Lauren Anderson is a makeshift builder, cat enthusiast, and kitchen witch. She has studied with Joshua Muscat of The San Francisco Botanical Medicine Clinic, and Janet Kent and Dave Meesters of Terra Sylva School in Marshall, NC. Lauren works from a ‘radical vitalist’ perspective (a term coined by Kent/Meesters), utilizing plants to support the body's innate force, while working within a framework that is trauma informed, body positive and based in harm reduction. She is a science nerd and is constantly curious and can often be found talking out loud to the plants in the garden.