Make/Do Farm is Lily's latest work-in-progress. In May 2020, she moved from metro Columbus to a farm in Madison county, Ohio to centralize and consolidate her work as an herbalist, make a better life for her family, and live the life she has dreamed about for a long time.
This farm is a place to "cut our teeth" in farming and permaculture. We are getting limited livestock and experimenting with permaculture growing of food and medicine.
Once Lily is able to afford a farm of her own, it will include a licensed production facility for the farm to make food and for Haven Herbs (she is a worker owner of this cooperative herbal apothecary).
The farm currently offers:
A sustainable way to grow herbs that are not available commercially and best processed into medicine quickly at their peak of potency,
A production facility for cottage industry items,
An order fulfillment center for Haven Herbs,
More educational opportunities for her herbalism students,
100 acres to wildcraft and lead plant identification walks,
A seed library to the public (we take and give donations!),
The start of gardens for herself, Herbalists Without Borders, and Haven Herbs,
And a harmonious place to be, living in nature.
A home to 95 laying chickens/roosters who live a lovely pastured life.
Eggs for sale!
Future projects include
Medicinal trees and shrubs
Medicinal and edible gourmet mushrooms
A licensed production facility for Haven Herbs
Goats for soap and cheese
Bees for pollination, honey, wax, and propolis
More plant beds specifically for Herbalists Without Borders
Wanna read more about the work and transition from being an urban herbalist (trained on the west coast) to a midwestern on-the-land herbalist? Read the blog!