I LOVE THIS MARKET! the vendors, the vibe, the food + cheer, it's all such a fun time at the Washington Park Lakehouse! I hope y'all will come out and spend the weekend with us...
Friday 4/28 : 5-9pm cocktails + sales
Saturday 4/29 + Sunday 4/30 : 11am-6pm sales + snacks + good cheer
details + directions here!
i am so excited for Wild Gather's Spring Ephemerals workshop! these incredibly beautiful and fleeting woodland perennials are ancient wonders to witness. let us take you into the woods to see them! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot and receive the class location. xo.
11am-2pm at the Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston
CSA Fair highlighting many great local farms + Good Fight and our Herbal CSA / 4 Season Care Package Program. Come say hi and peep all these great 2017 CSA options. Sweet certifs and incentives when you sign up from Brunette Wine Bar, Hops Petunia and more! I'll tell you all about our Herbal CSA + medicinal plant remedies and potions. XO.
Bundle Dyeing + Remedy Making with Medicinal Herbs
Tuesday, April 11th, 7-9pm
@ New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd., Brooklyn
Join Barrie of Beezie Textiles + Lauren of Good Fight Herb Co. to learn the arts of bundle dyeing and medicine making with medicinal plants. Barrie will teach you how to use medicinal flowers to dye fabric, and Lauren will teach you their medicinal + magical properties. You’ll walk away with a bandana you’ve dyed yourself, an enchanted oil you’ve made in class + the knowledge to continue these crafts at home!
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Sweet Spring Equinox to y'all, where the day + night are in complete balance today. This Equinox Essence of Herkimer Diamond, Moldavite, Carnelian + Cedar is being made right now, and I'll add some Brandy and wood fired Maple Syrup from my Germantown fam later today. This Essence is for centering into expansion + transformation, ushering us into this new season of change and movement. It offers support in grounding us into this change, and keeping us true + connected to our Spring visions and creative ideas.
20% off this and all shop remedies today with the code EQUINOX.
It's the last day of February, y'all. I'm sitting here in Tucson, AZ, at a dear friend's home, sitting on the back porch and daydreaming about the upcoming season. Warmer air, longer days, lightning bugs, perfect breezes and the awakening of our plant community and their medicine.
Membership is open for our 2017 Herbal CSA. It's a 4 season care package program where each season, you'll receive a bountiful box of homegrown herbal remedies to support you physically + emotionally during that time. You end up with a year's worth of handcrafted self care supports for $1/day. Find all the details and application here!
self care for dark days
a workshop with WILD GATHER : Hudson Valley School of Herbal Studies at PORKSHOP TBD 745 Columbia St., Hudson, NY
Tuesday, December 13th 5-8pm / $25-55 sliding scale / no one turned away for lack of funds...
WTF 2016?! The days are growing darker, nights longer and shit is so real right now. In this intimate and interactive workshop (on the full moon), we’ll gather to discuss how we can support our selves, bodies and spirits in the dark days. We’ll focus on common ailments and herbal allies for this time of year seasonally, politically, physically, emotionally. We’ll also make space to break down why it’s so damn hard to take care of ourselves sometimes. Folks will go home with a special remedy we’ve made in class together. RSVP to email@example.com and walk ins are welcome. We’re non binary and ask you to come and do you. Heads up, this workshop will include the burning of things like plants and incenses.
To our friends, allies, herbalists and greater community,
Hello and happy Spring!
Three friends and I have been meeting and working to envision a foundational herbal studies program informed by and highlighting the diverse bioregions of the Hudson Valley. This June, through our collaborative project - Wild Gather: Hudson Valley School for Herbal Studies - we will introduce Seeds of Herbalism, our first-level offering. Please take a look!
This 40-hour course will provide students with a grounding in herbal medicine studies by developing the skills to work with plants for their own self-care and their community. From botany and medicine making to wild food gathering and plant cultivation, we hope to nurture in our students the capacity to connect with the spirit and personality of plants in the wild and in the garden. We will also explore the political implications of self-care, self-sufficiency and Health Justice as a foundational part of this program.
Class will meet one weekend a month from June to September 2016. Classes will take place in a variety of settings in the Hudson Valley – in personal and production herb gardens, kitchens, homes and in the woods.
Please visit our website to learn more about the program and to register. Be in touch if you have questions, and please share this with anyone who might be interested!
Hope to see you in the classroom!
Saturday, April 23, 11AM-6PM
Sunday, April 24, 11AM-6PM
Washington Park Lake House
Come on out to the second ever Half Moon Market, a two-day indie craft market in Albany's beautiful Washington Park Lake House. The last one in October was so much fun, so beautiful and really high vibes - we're looking so forward to this weekend!
We'll have tons of great Spring herbal medicine and self care remedies for you this weekend. Come find us!
The Half Moon Market will feature over 35 regional makers, artists and small companies offering handmade jewelry, clothing, ceramics, stationery, soaps, apothecary, art, and more!
To see our full handmade vendor lineup, visit www.thehalfmoonmarket.com/vendors
Food + Beverage Vendors:
Craft Beer by Brew
Coffee by Stacks Espresso Bar
Gourmet Hot Dogs by Pippy's Hotdog Truck
Peruvian food by La Empanada Llama
Ice cream by Emack & Bolio's Albany, NY
i saw this article posted by a friend on Facebook and IT NAILS IT.
she's said it all.
all the words i'm feeling.
all the thoughts and hopes and intentions and fears inside me.
all i want to allow myself.
cheers to a beautiful, mediocre life!
i write to you from the first day of february, and a winter that's been feeling a lot like late march the entire time. i must say, it's got me confused! i keep thinking I'm supposed to be outdoors raking and prepping beds for spring planting, yet i have hardly succumbed to the winter slumber i was so looking forward to. all is well despite my confusion! how have you been?! i hope your hearts, bodies and spirits feel warm, full and cozy. i send my love to you all! good fight saw a lot of growth in 2015 and i want to thank you for all the love and support you've given us. i am deeply honored to be your herbalist in whatever capacity i have been so far. let's keep going!
2016 is starting out with a bang. my new mantra : work smarter, not harder!
i'm figuring out how to be a better business woman and seeking out resources to help grow good fight for the next 2-5 years. w-h-o-a! i have serious ambitions, y'all. but i'll let you in on those when they're a bit clearer. but for this new year, i'm lining up a fun team of interns and apprentices, developing new products, beginning new farmers' markets, starting new wholesale accounts, creating an intro to herbalism course (stay tuned!) and getting so excited to put new seeds and plants into the ground. i'm grateful to collaborate with other herbalists and farmers to bring you the best medicine i can, and develop new ways to engage you in learning herbalism, should you desire. here we go, y'all! (i'm currently downing my adrenal support tonic to keep my well filled and prevent burn out from all this growth!)
also, my herbal CSA is now open for new members! it's so much fun, and i hope you consider joining and sharing this information with others you think could benefit from this 4 season care package program. in short, you receive 1 box each season full of medicines that address the season's most needed physical and emotional supports. medicines range from teas, tinctures, syrups, salves, sprays and more! an informational booklet outlining the details of the medicines and their plant ingredients is provided to develop your knowledge of the herbs and their role in your seasonal self care. before i go on and on, the details are outlined here on my website and i've attached an application, too, for ease. there are a few work trade apprentice slots available for folks interested in trading work hours for the share. if you're interested in this option, let me know and i'll send you a special application for that. (do so quickly, those are filling up!)
keep posted on our work, the CSA, upcoming classes, new products in the online shop and where you can find us this year through the website and other musings on instagram (@goodfightherbco). and please let me know how you're doing! i want to know!
with love, gratitude and tinctures at my hip,
lauren & good fightRead More
us and a bunch of other amazing herbalists and plant enthusiasts have wares for sale on this etsy shop to raise funds for our herbal comrades being sued by the company that trademarked our beloved fire cider. buy yourself and a pal a gift on the shop! all the proceeds go to support the Fire Cider 3's legal defense fund, and the ongoing work to uphold our traditional medicines and keep herbalism in the hands of the people! for more information visit the free fire cider site or Facebook page.Read More
due to an overwhelming number of wholesale and online orders, as well as farm + holiday market sales, i've had to shut down our shop temporarily. thank you for your support and love of our herbs - it's truly an honor to provide you with homegrown medicine! we will be away for family holiday time through the new year, so please check back with us then.
in the meantime, we'll be at the BUST Holiday Craftacular this weekend in greenpoint, brooklyn. come visit us there!
thank y'all for an amazing season! happy holidays and happy solstice!