Photo: Natalia Santizo
Danny grew up in the mountains nearby + spent many years as a working artist before becoming interested in growing medicinal plants.
Alena grew up in the deciduous jungles of the Southeast + has spent the last decade as an organic farmer + native plant gardener.
We met during an apprenticeship at a medicinal herb farm + have been growing + making medicine together ever since.
We believe that growing + producing local medicine is our way to contribute to a more just + sustainable world, where healthcare is centered first within ourselves. We hope to connect folks more firmly to the magic of plants.
Our name, Earth Tide Botanicals honors the movements of the Earth's crust, which rolls in tides just like the ocean, connected to the pull of the moon. We are also in the midst of a slow + steady expansion as we begin to grow organic cut flowers for market--you can find us at market under the name Night Heron Farm, which reflects our growing offerings.
Labels are all original tiny paintings by Danny.