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Tiff, Sammy & Beth from Earthlight Herbs – Medicinal Herbs, Why we shouldn’t hide from being a bit “hippy” and the science behind herbal remedies
Episode 1422nd September 2021 • The Food Grower Podcast • Chris (Fanfield Farm) & Jack (Jacks Patch)
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The weekly podcast that talks all things food growing with those doing amazing things from across the UK and the world.

Every week we deliver you a podcast that interviews a fantastic food grower that is doing things differently, inspirationally or that has an awesome story to tell.

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In this episode have an amazing chat with not 1, not 2, but 3 amazing guests: Tiff, Sammy and Beth from Earthlight Herbs Cooperative.

Earthlight Herbs Co-operative is a medicinal herb farm, apothecary, plant nursery and community healing centre located on the edge of the Somerset Levels.

Founded by three friends - Tiffany, Sammy and Beth - Earthlight is working towards a vision of the future where every person is empowered with the basic knowledge and skills needed to naturally maintain their health.

In the episode we chat about:

  • How it all started
  • The backgrounds of our guests before growing herbs
  • Herbal CSA model
  • Building and running an Apothecary
  • Infusing plants with love-light, sound and multidimensional healing energy
  • Not wanting to hide and speaking out about esoteric ways of growing and healing.
  • Witch Burn
  • How the economy has driven us to annual foods and western medicine
  • Packaging nursery plants and business
  • On-site events for Earthlight and how that success felt
  • Favourite herbs this year
  • Tips on starting growing herbs and how / what to grow
  • Water, The Moon and our bodies

And much much more…

Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will our guests be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ???

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This is a podcast that will hopefully inspire and inform you whatever experience you have… from aspiring grower, to casual allotmenteer, right through to fully fledged market gardener. We will be talking everything from no-dig to permaculture, mushrooms to marketing.

We are your hosts Chris from Fanfield Farm and Jack from Jacks Patch and we will be bringing you an inspirational interview, some tips and tricks from our own farms as well as the fun feature of quick fire questions that we ask every guest…. Obviously including whether they prefer an evening farm beer or morning farm coffee!!

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Show Notes:

If you’d like to volunteer or to find out more information about the project check out their website or follow them on Instagram or Facebook

Earthlight Herbs Website - https://earthlight.uk/

Earthlight Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/earthlightherbs/

Earthlight Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/earthlightherbs/

Secret of Water Documentary - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3952638/

Shamirs Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gridactivations/

Favourite Herbs List:

Calendula, Chamomile, Milky Oats, Ashwaganda, Tulsi

Herbs to sow in Autumn:

Mugworth, Angelica, Take cuttings of other herbs now to propogate

Easy herbs to grow from seeds through the year:

Hyssop, Catnip, Chamomile, Calendula.

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