Cedar Spring Herb Farm United Plant Savers - Planting the future

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Welcome to Cedar Spring Herb Farm!

 Open for special events and clients by appointment only

 
Our 7 acre site situated in Harwich, on Cape Cod, is an organic herbal oasis including walking trails, herb identification gardens, production gardens, treatment, classroom, picnic area, meditation and ceremonial spaces.

Services available include wellness consultations, group lectures and tours, classes, apprentice programs, and ceremonial gatherings.

Cedar Spring Herb Farm is a registered United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary working to protect endangered medicinal plants and has signed on to the Safe Cosmetics Compact, a select group of companies dedicated to chemical free personal care products. We look forward to your visit and the opportunity to share with you our understanding of herbs as food and medicine. 

A Guide to Herbs

More about Sage:

Origins:
The name sage comes from the Latin salvere or salvation meaning 'to be in good health, to cure, to save.' Sage was a sacred ceremonial herb of the Romans. It was associated with immortality and was thought to increase mental capacity in ancient times, as referenced in the proverb, "How can a man grow old who has sage in his garden." Sage is found on many continents. The Chinese valued it for use in teas, and the American Indians used it for medicinal purposes.

Donna's Musings

Wisps, puffs and toxic fragrances!

Why is that we feel we must layer our homes and bodies in scents? As studies have shown indoor air now tests to be considerably more toxic than the air outside. Most air freshener products are synthetic manifestations of chemical compounds, as are many fragrant candles. Now we must watch spellbound as they puff their toxins into our homes in the name of cleanliness!!!

What are we trying to cover up? Better yet, get a diffuser and therapeutic grade essential oils and breathe nature's best rather than science's attempt at duplicating the sweet smells of the Earth.
till next time keep breathing!!

Donna

Try this recipe

Marigold Cake

1 cup softened butter
1 cup super fine sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
grated rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon
3 tblsp. Fresh calendula petals or 2 tblsp dried granulated sugar (optional)

Marigold petals give a delicate flavor and a slight orange hue to this light tea-time cake.
Grease and line or flour a 21b loaf tin. Cream the butter with the sugar and add the beaten egg a little at a time. Sieve the flour with the baking powder and fold into the creamed mixture. Add the rinds and the petals. Spoon into the tin and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about an hour. Sprinkle with granulated sugar about halfway through if desired. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove form pan. Serve when just cool. This cake keeps well and can be frozen.