Grow A Row with Herbalista!

The Grow A Row Program promotes herban-agriculture in the Atlanta area.  We believe in investing in a vibrant local herbal infrastructure!

The Grow a Row Program began in 2015 as a way to not only help us source affordable herbs for our free clinic, 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.

What We Offer!

  • Monthly volunteer days at the Herbalista Learning Garden to gain skills and build community!
  • Seasonal plant distillations at the Herbalista Learning Garden, together with Fleur + Forage ATL
  • Online resources for growing herbs in Atlanta
  • Free skill-share sessions on topics such as seed saving, harvesting, and processing herbs.
  • Advice on growing, harvesting, production and processing technique
  • Seeds or plants as available for community distribution.
  • Help connecting your herbal bounty with community projects to make medicine for the people
  • An awesome network of folks to hang out with!

Get Connected!

Monthly Volunteer Days

Join us at the Herbalista Learning Garden. Dates posted on the Event Page!

EMAIL US

Our Wish List

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

WISH LIST

Follow us on Instagram!

@grow_a_row

Join our Facebook Group!

Facebook Group

Donations

Looking to DONATE your HARVEST?

  • The Fire Cider Brigade makes big batches of Fire Cider to distribute to our friends on the streets in Atlanta.  The more we can source the ingredients locally, the more potent the medicine! 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 grown/ produced any to share.
  • The Fleur + Forage Free Clinic, the new stewards of the Herb Cart, are also looking for herbal donations.  Please contact them directly for their wish list of herbs.
  • Any questions? Please send us an email.  

 

 

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

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

 

 

Grow A Row Handouts

Main Info Packet

Open in Google Docs

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

Open Materia Medica

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.

Harvest + Drying Worksheet

Open in Google Docs

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

Growing Records

Open in Google Docs

Growers: If you’d like to help us crowd-source herb growing information, please consider using this document to make records of your growing process and techniques.  This is a way for you to share your growing experience with us and the rest of the Atlanta herb-growing community!  Let’s learn from each other!

Gallery

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.