Blue Moon Herbs - Growing the Essiac herbs in Montana's Flathead Valley. We are working on creating a model for small-scale commercial production of the Essiac herbs, beginning with the four most common ones: Burdock, Sheep sorrel, Slippery elm and Turkey rhubarb.
We are utilizing the principals of permaculture and small-scale intensive production so we can produce high quality Essiac while providing local employment (people instead of tractors, less environmental impact).
Our path envisions the world moving away from giant centralized non-organic agriculture towards sustainable local and regional food production. This has a great take-away: good fresh local food - the foundation for healthy bodies, minds and ultimately, communities.
In this video we set out to determine what it takes for a few people to provide really high quality organic Essiac for a family, a group, or even for an entire community. It is our hope that in doing so we will spark an idea for others to take up in their communities! Locally produced Essiac can be made including Sheep sorrel roots in the mix. They are the most important ingredient and missing from 99% of all Essiac today because no one is growing it commercially! What say…let's change that.
This first annual "State of the Blue Moon" video covers what's been going on in 2013 and 2014 at our two experimental commercial growing sites as well as at 'the home garden', with a focus on Sheep sorrel and Slippery elm. There's also information on how to wild-harvest Sheep sorrel, along with some shots and information on Goldthread and Watercress, two of the herbs contained in "Black Root Medicine," the Native American 8-herb formula that pre-dated Essiac. Enjoy!
For more information visit ReneCaisseTea.com or the Facebook group The Essiac Growers Guild…..here's to green thumbs and great fiddle tunes!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
― Hippocrates "Better yet, grow thy own!" - me