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Organic and Biodynamic Practices

Produced on our land using organic and biodynamic practices…  and Integrated Pest Management

Especially adapted for the climate in Nova Scotia and the Maritime Provinces.

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Medicinal and Dyes Plants 

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria).  An excellent wash for wounds and skin eruptions.  Liver and kidney tonic.  Produces yellow, gold and green dyes.  Seeds are large and fuzzy, I have to guard my patch so they don't get harvested by my dog in his fur. 

Yellow Bedstraw (Gallium verum).   Medicinal tonic for bladder and kidneys.  Also called cheese rennet for her ability to curdle milk.  Source of yellow and red dyes.  Edible, one of the first delicious ones that come in the Spring, like her cousin the Fragrant bedstraw also a source of dyes and edible (commonly called cleavers). 

Dyers broom (Genista tinctoria).  Good for gout and rheumatism.  Traditionally used to dye wool bright yellow. 

Golden Margueritte (Anthemis tinctoria).  Called dyers chamomile, yields yellow or gold dyes. 

And our old favorite Mullein also a source of medicine and dyes.  

Medicinal Plants

Celandine (Chelidonium majus).  Used topically for warts and corns, and internally for stomach pains and the bilary duct.  Potent anticancer properties.  I made salves with this plant last year.  

Wild Edibles 

Herba Stella  (Plantago coronopus) (Asian Plantain), also called Barba di Capucino (Minutina) probably the most tasty of all the plantains. 


Pilewort or Edible Fireweed (Erechites hieracifolia), a very exotic plant used in Mediterranean cuisine, I get different opinions when people visit, some like it some don't!  I think it is delicious, like nothing else. 


Lambs Quarter's (Chenopodium album), funny that this plant is in a seed catalogue, but I guess not everybody is so fortunate to get it naturally!  Is delicious and very nutritious, and once established if allowed to produce seed, can become a gift to expect every Spring.


Fragrant bedstraw, (Galium triforum)  commonly called Cleavers in the area, delicious one of the first plants that come in the Spring.  A source of dyes, and you can stuff your pillow with the dry flowers. 



Here, you can see the elusive hummingbird moth on betany blossoms.

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