Community Supported Herbalism
Much like a Community Supported Agriculture program, our CSH offers handcrafted products using mostly local ingredients. Our herbs, spices, fruits, flowers, roots and vegetables are grown and harvested by us at our farm and other local farms. We use responsible, sustainable, organic practices and we work closely with local farmers, healers, beekeepers and craft makers.
Mother Earth Miami was founded by Katia and Gabi, two farmers in Miami who share an interest in rescuing traditions and our connection with the rhythm of the natural environment. The more we work with the land, the more we realize the responsibility we have in our hands to pass this precious information to new generations. Working with our hands makes us understand how vital it is for our customers to be informed on how objects are made, the time, energy and resources that goes into it, and to consider using their power as consumers to shift the economy to one that supports hard labor and dedication.
Since our operation is small, our CSH spots are limited, but this will allow us to establish a close relationship with our customers.
Our Spring CSH 2019 shares registration is now open! The last day to register is March 18th, 2019. You can also purchase shares as a gift.
PICK UP & DELIVERIES:
We offer 4 seasonal pick-ups (during the pick up party) or shipments (my mail) at the beginning of each Mother Earth season. Shares are pre-ordered and ready on:
Spring Equinox: Saturday, March 23rd for pick up at our garden party.
Summer Solstice: Week of June 21st, pick up party date TBA.
Fall Equinox: Week of September 23rd, pick up party date TBA.
Winter Solstice: Week of December 22nd, pick up party date TBA.
What you get in each share:
The products in each share varies depending on the seasonality of the ingredients and the focus on healing ailments that come with different seasons.
Each season, we showcase one local farmer, beekeeper or craft maker by including one of their products in the CSH.
YOU MIGHT FIND A FEW OF ANY OF THESE IN OUR PACKAGES:
C U L I N A R Y
M E D I C I N A L
S E L F C A R E
COSTS & SHIPPING/PICKUP:
Large Share: $150 per season
Small Share: $75 per season
Local Miami Delivery Rate: $15
Florida Delivery Rate: $20
Pickup*: Free during our Solstice or Equinox celebratory day at our Plant Nursery/Herbalism Garden located at 115 NE 76th St, Miami, Fl 33138. That day will be packed with herbal drinks & food, community herbalism activities, medicinal plant sales & more. Friends & Family members are welcomed!
Large Share: 7-9 items per season
Small Share: 4-6 items per season
*We might add more pickup locations depending on the season. If you are not able to pick up during our celebratory day, please let us know and we can arrange another pick up day at our Plant Nursery/Herbalism Garden.
Who will benefit from the Mother Earth Miami CSH?
Anyone who wants products made with seasonal and local ingredients that will help you heal from the inside out.
Can I gift the Mother Earth Miami CSH?
Yes, absolutely. It could be gifted as one season or many seasons.
What is Herbalism?
Herbalism is the study of botany and the use of plants intended for medicinal purposes or for supplementing a diet. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. As farmers, we hope to honor and share the traditional knowledge of our ancestors, and we know we must do this without appropriating the wisdom of native cultures. The study and use of herbal medicine is a sacred practice and we believe it is our duty to treat it as such. This includes making this type of work, and the fruits of its labor, accessible and supportive. We can recommend trained healers and herbalists that work every day to serve our community, respecting nature as the helpful, healing entity it is.
What happens to my share if I am out of town or cannot pick it up one week?
We can arrange to deliver or pick up another day, or you can have a friend pick it up for you. We are a small operation so we have very close contact with our customers.
Can you deliver my share?
Yes, with prior coordination we can set up a delivery anywhere in Miami with a small $10 charge.
Does your farm grow everything in the CSH shares?
Even though we are a working farm, we do not grow 100% of our raw material for our CSH. As of this year we have a small urban lot and we take as much as we can from there. We also responsibly wildcraft some of our fruits and herbs. We source the remaining produce and herbs from other small organic farms throughout South Florida. Our base oils, such as olive oil and grapeseed oil and our packaging does not come from Miami, but we support USA-made products and we spend lots of time researching our vendors.
What if I am allergic or don't like something that comes in a weekly share?
You can always tell us from the beginning if you are allergic to any of the materials we use to make our products. With notice, we can make changes and offer you something different.