The kiddos and I are on a fantastic 2 week road trip out east. Hooray! I just love to travel. It’s something that I yearn for, that feeds my soul. I feel as though it has always helped ground me and help me grow. I want my children to be able to experience that as well so about 7 hours from home we have landed in a most remarkable place outside of Avoca in the beautiful state of New York. It is here where I once learned almost all of what I know about herbs, on a wonderful herb farm: Healing Spirits.
Healing Spirits Herb Farm and Education Center has been owned and tended to by the amazing Andrea and Matthias Reisen for 30 years. Their goal? “To live a simple, gentle, fun-filled life on the land, raising a family in harmony with all of creation.” Although the rolling hills and garden beds seem a little naked at the moment, in late spring, summer and fall this farm is vibrant and buzzing with color and life.
Their healing room (for zero balancing energy work) is a sacred space of serenity. My favorite place to hang out, especially at this time of year, is in their drying house where they sun dry all of their organic herbs.
Yesterday they had sweet birch bark drying on the shelves and the smell was absolutely incredible. And of course we just had to have freshly dried sweet birch tea for an after yoga treat. Yes yoga! On Monday and Thursday nights they offer the community the opportunity of Kundalini yoga on the farm. What a dream! Actually that’s exactly what they said, “The farm is a dream come true for us!” If you ever find yourself in the western New York area I encourage you to stop on by this place that is near and dear to my heart. And if you’re looking for a good source of herbs or herbal products visit their online store here. Everything they do and offer is infused with love. Organic, sun dried, love-infused herbs... can’t get any better than that!