Community supported apothecary (CSA)
Sign up for the Community Supported Apothecary here.
April 26th to receive Spring box
June 8th to receive Summer box
August 31st to receive the Fall box
October 31st to receive the Winter box
The earth seed holistic Community Supported Apothecary (CSA) is a mutually beneficial offering. In exchange for your support of an independent, community herbalist, you receive one or more Plant Spirit Medicine Boxes. The CSA model supports me in continuing to offer free and low cost wellness offerings. This is the 2nd year of our CSA, and we will continue offering this as part of the Bundles of Liberation collective. Read below for more details about Bundles of Liberation and exclusive offerings for CSA members.
The Plant Spirit Medicine Boxes are seasonal, small-batch herbal medicine kits, perfect for supporting you and your loved ones’ family apothecary. Each medicine box will contain a combination of 5 different herbal preparations to support you through each season, e.g. tinctures, teas, salves, and more. Accompanying each box will be a zine detailing how to work with each medicine, seasonal self-care tips, and ritual suggestions to help you develop deeper relationships with the lessons of each season and the plant allies represented in each box.
Boxes can be purchased separately at $75/each or a full season of 4 boxes for $275. Payment plans are available. If you would like to subsidize the cost of the CSA for a family in need, please contact us.
Early bird sign-ups, by April 5th, for a full season of 4 boxes, will receive the boxes for the early bird discount of $250 (plus shipping and handling, if applicable).
Payment plans and pay as you go options are available.
1. The Spring edition is called: Restore + Bloom to help you slough off winter sluggishness and make way for inviting new growth and creativity into your life. (avail. May 20th*)
2. The Summer edition is called: Soothe + Liberate to inspire you to play with the fiery energy of the Summer and help you move with joy and abundance; cultivate balance with cooling herbs and first aid remedies. (avail. June 20th*)
3. The Fall edition is called: Ground + Release to help you root your energy into the earth to remain steady through the winds of change with aromatic and immune-boosting medicines. (avail. Sept. 20th*)
4. The Winter edition is called: Nurture + Protect to protect you for the underworld journey of the year with warming and fortifying medicines. (avail. Nov. 12th*)
*Additional shipping time may apply. Local pick-up will be available in Brooklyn, NY.
Payment is due upon sign-up. If you need to chose a pay as you go option or payment plan, this must be arranged after sign-up. Contact us to set-up a payment plan.
Payment can be submitted through:
Early bird sign ups by April 5th for a full season (4 boxes): $250 + s/h $60 = $310
Individual Boxes (1 Box): $75/box + s/h $15/box= $90/box
Full Seasonal Share (4 Boxes), after early bird: $275 + s/h $60=$335
Shares will be available for pick-up in Ancient Light Studio BK (Bedford-Stuyvesant), Third Root Community Center (Ditmas Park), or through the Rock Steady Farm CSA pick-up locations. Boxes can also be shipped out by the distribution dates. Tracking numbers will be included with shipping.
We’re excited to partner with Rock Steady Farm for a 2nd year. Plant Spirit Medicine Boxes (Summer, Fall, Winter) will be available as an add-on and can be picked up through the Farm’s CSA.
About Rock Steady Farm
This women and queer owned cooperative farm runs a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) veggie box delivery June through November. They are a mission based farm that also serves over 400 people with subsidized shares both upstate and in NYC. Memberships are offered on a sliding scale to help subsidized those in our community who can not afford fresh, local organically grown produce.
They also offer a full diet CSA! In addition to the flowers and veggies they grow on the farm, they sell cheese, meat, yogurt, eggs and local fruit! To sign-up, visit their website! Not interested in a CSA? Consider a donation to their low income CSA fund!
Please contact us with any questions regarding the medicine boxes.
About Bundles of Liberation:
Bundles of Liberation brings you ancestral recipes, healing herbs, and personalized astrology. We are QTPOC healing activists that are committed to providing holistic wellness to activists, organizers, and frontline communities. We hope this collaboration will sustain our capacities to continue the activism, creative, and healing work we dedicate ourselves to.
Our families’ seeds, recipes, dinner tables, knowledge of herbs and the stars have been such a huge source of resilience for our people. We hope to continue in the legacy of those who came before us.
Giselle Castaño is a spiritual astrologer currently based out of Seattle, Washington situated on Duwamish and Suquamish land. Giselle has been studying and practicing astrology since 2012. Giselle loves doing individual birth chart readings, teaching workshops, and sharing astrology at community events. Giselle recently graduated from the Portland School of Astrology in Spring 2018. It is always a deep honor to encounter someone with their chart and get to speak about and affirm people on their journeys.
Readings: $60 per 1 hour
Giselle will only be offering 7 readings at this discounted rate through June 20th. CSA members must schedule readings through Giselle’s website.
Gabriela Álvarez is a chef and founder of Liberation Cuisine. She spends much of her time building out the catering branch of Liberation Cuisine. She also loves to create pop-up experiences in collaboration with other artists and healers. Gabriela's approach to food and healing is a holistic one. She prepares nourishment in spaces of healing, such as the Soul Fire Farm BIPOC Farmer Immersion. She also offers one-on-one food healing sessions and intuitive cooking classes.
She will be offering:
Food Healing Sessions
Food Healing Sessions are designed to heal your relationship with food and cooking. Gabriela uses a holistic approach and one-on-one consultations guided by you and your needs. Gabriela offers nutritional resources, food preparation tips, as well as intuitive cooking and eating practices to accompany your journey.
Sessions: $40 per 45 minutes*
Business Consultations are one-on-one brainstorm sessions to help you start/build your business. Gabriela will share lessons, do’s and don’ts, marketing strategies, internal structures, and mindset tips that have supported her as an entrepreneur and owner of a growing business. You will also have the opportunity to think through specific areas or current challenges.
Sessions: $40 per 45 minutes*
CSA members can book sessions for either offering through the Liberation Cuisine website.
*Only 4 sessions are available per offering, and they must be scheduled by June 30th, although sessions can take place through August.