The idea of saving seed has the ring of romance and old-timey nostalgia about it. For many herbalists, it’s a neat idea we may or may not implement…and when we do, we’re often not super thoughtful at it.
Today, we’re talking with Elise and Jeff Higley of Oshala Farm about the art of salving seeds for healthy, bio-regionally adapted herbal success.
Elise and Jeff Higley, Oshala Farm
Elise & Jeff Higley are herb farmers in Southern Oregon, one of the meccas for herb farming in the US. They own and operate Oshala Farm, a mid scale organic family farm with over 80 varieties of medicinal herbs in production. Oshala Farm is the combination of Elise’s passion for western herbalism and Jeff’s passion for farming. Over the last 8 years they have learned through blood, sweat, tears and laughter what it takes to be a domestic herb farmer and how to keep farming financially sustainable while staying true to their earth centric values and organic regenerative practices.