A herb share is a form of community-supported agriculture, an arrangement in which people purchase a share in the farming at the beginning of the season, enabling farmers to have money to buy necessary seeds, equipment, and supplies, and in return receive a share of the harvest throughout the growing season. CSAs are a common arrangement within small-scale organic vegetable agriculture, usually with weekly harvest shares during the growing season. A herb share is a form of CSA that focuses on medicinal and/or culinary herbs and is often monthly or seasonal. This article outlines how this model of agriculture is rooted in the Black community agriculture tradition via Booker T. Whatley (and others) and the Japanese farm cooperative movement, Teikei.
In 2021 Permaculture for the People will offer three different types of herb shares containing herbs grown by us at Sunnivue Farm and utilizing bee products (honey, beeswax, and propolis) created by organically-managed honey bees at our apiaries. The pick-up location will be a central location within the city of London.
The 2021 Herb Shares include optional attendance at two informative – and fun! – farm and apiary tours.
There are a small number of discount shares available for people who have precarious and low incomes, especially people who are BIPOC. Please reach out to me for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing Herbs Box
$200/5 months $170 if you sign up in January!
Build your home apothecary! From June to October receive 5 handcrafted herbal items each month made from herbs grown on our farm and products produced by our bees. Products may include teas, tinctures, salves, infused honeys, and honey-based syrups. Your monthly box will include a Materia medica about each herb.
Medicine Maker Box
$250/5 months $212 if you sign up in January!
This box is for herbal enthusiasts interested in making their own herbal products. Receive bulk medicinal herbs every month from June to October, along with suggested recipes for their use. You can expect 5 herbs each month in 454 g quantities. In September and October your share will also include beeswax and honey (and less herbs). Your monthly box will include a Materia medica about each herb.
Culinary Herb Box
$90/3 months $76 if you sign up in January!
Interested in culinary herbs that add flavour and spice to meals? This is the box for you! This 3 month share will include a monthly box from July to September of fresh culinary herbs, a soothing tea, garlic (Aug-Sept), and hot peppers. Each month you can expect 6 fresh culinary herbs, 2 different kind of herbal tea, and garlic or hot peppers. It will also include recipes for each herb.
What herbs will be included in the herb share?
We plan to grow the following herbs in 2021. Many herbs belong in both categories!
Lavender, Yarrow, Mint, Spilanthe, Anise Hyssop, Wild Bergamot, Valerian, Nettles, Echinacea, Red Bergamot, Motherwort, Lemon Balm, Elecampane, Marshmallow, Ashwaghanda, German Chamomile, Red Clover, Milky Oats, Catnip, Calendula, Tulsi (Holy Basil), Elder
Culinary Herbs & Spices
Thai Basil, Garlic Chives, Chives, Hot Peppers, Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Zaatar, Sage, Horseradish, Parsley, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Chervil, Sorrel, Garlic
We may forage onsite the following herbs
Mullein, Burdock, Dandelion, Goldenrod, Plantain, Chickweed, Violet
Sign up here
2021 spots are limited!
Now, head on over to our shop page to pay for your share. You are not registered until you pay!
Thank-you, we are so excited to provide you with delicious, healing herbs.