239.Polyculture=Quality: Biodynamic Farming – Herb Chat

Sacred Blossom Farm Angel Tea in Background.Real Herbalism Radio. Herb Chat.239.Biodynamic Farming

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Candace and Patrick talk about their visit with Tony DiMaggio of Sacred Blossom Farm. They talk about trying Angel herbal tea and about the health benefits of good soil – for plants and humans alike.

Herbs we mentioned:

Topics we mentioned:

  • Soil Health
  • Angel Tea
  • CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
  • Kiss the Ground (book)
  • Grow a New Body (book)
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Sacred Blossom Farm Discount – REALHERB15

Herbal 101

Candace answered a question from J.E. about domestic strawberry plants for herbal medicine.

Tony DiMaggio

Tony DiMaggio in a field of echinacea or cone flower in bloom

Born in California, I went to highschool in Costa Rica then business school in Argentina. I dropped out to start a horse tour company and run a beachfront restaurant in Uruguay. Then I became a barefooted global nomad, of course.

At 22 I met Farmer Paul Otten one of the top berry experts in this country. He was a lifelong student of health; soil, plant, human / animal and spiritual. He taught me so much and had a tremendous impact on my path. I worked directly under Paul for six growing seasons (nomading during Minnesota’s long winters) and we continued to be best friends until his death in 2018.

After apprenticing under Paul I went on a year long farm tour studying a wide variety of specialty crops and deciding to dedicate my career growing herbs. I worked on an industrial scale herb farm in Oregon before starting Sacred Blossom in spring 2016.

I farm for my health, your health and the health of the planet.

Most herb farms look like vegetable farms – monocultures with abundant fertility and irrigation. I believe that nature produces superior quality herbs, so that is what I mimic on my farm. Minimum fertilizer and irrigation. Polycultures with biologically active soils. Every plant is considered before it is harvested by hand and then processed with care.

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