Posts in Field Notes
Farm Update: Summer 2019

We arrived on a Saturday and we reached the farm in the late afternoon just as the heat from the sun began to crispen instead of roast. Having dropped the bags off in the house, the first stop was to survey what the Spring had sprung.

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2019 Spring Planting

This year we had a focus on expanding our plots in order to grow more plant material as we are R&D’ing new products that will come out later this year and in 2020.

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New Kids on the Block

With the new growing season already here, our minds are currently focused on the Maison/Made farm in Burgundy. We started with a list of over 60 plants we want to (eventually) grow on the farm and, somewhat painstakingly, whittled the list down to 20…

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Biodynamic Farming

If you support the tenets of organic agriculture, a healthy planet, and high-quality products, then you should definitely know about biodynamic farming because it encompasses all of these things.

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Harvesting Throughout the Seasons

The whole process starts in the Spring (pretty self-intuitive) where we need to plan the different herbs we want to grow for our formula, where to plant them, what needs to get done to prepare the soil, when the right moment is to actually plant them, when they will mature, best practices in harvesting, drying, and processing, etc.

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Farm Update #1

The quality and ecology of the soil, seeds, plants, and farming/gardening methods are paramount to the core ideals of this project: developing vibrant and effective skincare products, and creating a space on this planet that, although small, brings life and vitality back to the soil and has a positive impact on the environment.

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Wildcrafted vs Organic Herbs

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there regarding the term “wildcrafted” or “wild-harvested” and what it actually means and if it’s “better” than something that is grown “organic”.  

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