Grow A Row with Herbalista!

Herbalista’s Grow A Row Program is dedicated to building Atlanta’s herbal infrastructure. 

We offer both online resources and in-person opportunities to help folks grow, harvest, process, preserve and share herbs.   We offer monthly learning days at the Herbalista Learning Garden, located in the Summerhill neighborhood of Atlanta.

The Grow a Row Program began in 2015 as a way to not only help us source affordable herbs for our free clinics, but to nurture an herb growing scene right here in Atlanta.  We offer agro-education and herbalistic opportunity, sowing the seeds for a more resilient city.   We welcome farmers, schools, and individuals.

JOIN US

Sunday, February 5th, 2023 from 12 – 3 PM

Location: the Wylde Center, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030
Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE

The Grow-a-Row Program is back for year 9! We want to invite you to our annual seed-starting workshop + seed share party! We are thrilled to partner up once again with the Wylde Center’s Oakhurst Community Garden for this annual seeding out of herbal goodies!

Our Seed Guides for this event are Emily Brabeck (the Wylde Center Nursery Manager and longtime Herbalista crew member) and Sam Cartin (our newest Grow a Row Steward). They will be teaching us seed propagation techniques and leading us in sowing out trays of herbs for the Wylde Center and the Herbalista Learning Garden.

Each participant will also be invited to take home a packet of seeds to try out at home. Whether you are a farmer, gardener, or simply an interested person, we invite you all!

Monthly Gatherings at the Learning Garden

Our monthly volunteer days at the Herbalista Learning Garden are a chance to gain skills and build community!  The Learning Garden is located in the Summerhill neighborhood and our events are family friendly.
 
Upcoming Dates:
  • February 26th, 2023 from 9 AM – 12 PM
REGISTER HERE

RESOURCES

Main Info Packet

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This includes a overall description of the program, our wish list of 40 herbs, tons of growing tips, seed and plant resources, and other information pertaining to Herbalista’s Grow A Row Program.

HerbalATL Materia Medica

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We have developed a materia medica, listing medicinal and growing information for herbs that grow in the Atlanta, including the ones in our Grow a Row Program. We’ve also linked each herb to the recipes we use them in at Herbalista.

Donations: Harvest + Drying Worksheet

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Herb Grower/ Harvest Donors: please submit this brief form along with your donation.  Thank you for following Good Herbalista Practices!

Herb Harvest Worksheet

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Please use this worksheet when harvesting cultivated herbs.

Herb Drying Shed Guide

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Herb Drying Shed Climate Log

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Please see the Herb Shed Drying Guide for more information. 

Herb Drying Maintenance Log

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Please see the Herb Shed Drying Guide for more information. 

SUPPORT

All donations to the Grow a Row Program are tax deductible, thanks to our fiscal partners, MPower Now, Inc.

Our Wish List

Shovels and pruners and mulch, oh my!! Check out our current wish list!

WISH LIST

Hydrosol Fundraiser

The Grow a Row Project is grateful for the distilling wizardry of Fleur + Forage ATL.   They produce small batch hydrosols from locally wildcrafted  and organically grown herbs and sell them to raise funds for both the Herb Cart Free Clinic and the Grow a Row Program.  If you would love to get your hands on the these healing herbal waters, visit the Fleur + Forage Website.

When you purchase a hydrosol, 10% of the proceeds directly support the Grow a Row Project, sowing the seeds for a more resilient city! 

 

Hydrosol Project

 

 

Looking to DONATE your HARVEST?

If you have a bountiful harvest and are looking to donate your herbs, here are some ideas:

  • The Fire Cider Brigade makes big batches of Fire Cider to distribute to our friends on the streets in Atlanta.  We use lots of GINGER, ONION, GARLIC, ELDERBERRY, TURMERIC, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR and HONEY.  Please contact the Brigade directly at FireCiderBrigade@gmail.com if you have any to share.
  • The Fleur + Forage Free Clinic, the current stewards of the Atlanta Herb Cart, are also looking for herbal donations.  Please contact them directly for their wish list of herbs.
  • Any suggestions for this list, please send us an email.  

 

 

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Thanks to our Partners-in-Dirt!

Farm Camp ATL

Farm Camp Atl works to support local farming initiatives, create spaces that provide a respite from the City and encourage environmental conservation.

They have provided a lovely home for our new Herbalista Learning Garden where we host monthly volunteer learning days and seasonal herb distillations! 

The Funny Farm

The Funny Farm is a 3 acre suburban permaculture haven, located in Stone Mountain, GA where Duane and Robin grow veggies, small fruits, herbaceous and woody flowers, medicinal herbs, mushrooms, and worms. They teach classes on organic gardening, sustainable living, and run the medicinal herb line Stone Mountain Herbs. Duane is a co-founder of the Grow a Row Program and is also an active member and trainer for the Herb Cart Program.  For more information, please visit their website at www.funnyfarmatl.com

Grow Where You Are Farm

Hearthfire Farm + Nursery

Hearthfire Farm + Nursery’s mission is to help people grow their own herbal medicine! We strive to do this at a financially accessible price for everyone, because every person deserves access to medicine, and every bee, butterfly, and critter deserves a chance to continue their incredible legacy. For more information, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hearthfirefarm

Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill

The Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill is Atlanta’s first Community Urban Food Forest, as well as a new model for a City of Atlanta park. The food forest produces a wide variety of fresh, flavorful, and healthy nuts, fruits,  vegetables, herbs,  and mushrooms, which will become available for public consumption. They kindly partner with us for trainings and workshops.  For more information about this incredible place, please visit their website.

The Wylde Center

The Wylde Center offers educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition.  They kindly partner with us for trainings and workshops.  For more information, visit them at www.wyldecenter.org

Contact Us!

For more information, please contact us at growanherbrow@gmail.com

Heather Lacy and Sam Cramer are the fearless leaders of the Grow a Row Program.  We are grateful for their stewardship and vision! 

You can learn more about their herbalistic achievements on the Crew page.