Spoonful Herbals organizes medicinal plant gleaning events or "Herb Mobs" throughout the growing season and around the region to harvest plentiful wild plants, surplus herb crops or unwanted "weeds" on local farms. They are then dried or processed into medicine for educational use and/or community health access through places like the Railyard Apothecary, Burlington Herb Clinic and VCIH Community Herb Clinics.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of hosting an Herb Mob!
increase visibility and broaden your networks by bringing new people to your property,
diversify your knowledge of your property's resources,
make use of your property more fully,
reduce weeds and invasives on your property,
contribute to a vibrant local community herbalism system,
opportunity for you, your friends and family to learn about harvesting and using your plants for medicine (invite them!)
I'd like to host an Herb Mob...what do I do? Awesome! We have certain criteria for our Herb Mob hosts. Please fill out the form below, and we will be in touch within 3-4 weeks!
* Disclaimer: We are not able to bring Herb Mobs to all farms/homesteads that express interest, but we may be able to work with you to find a way for your weeds to be used! It is always worth reaching out. * Please also note that donations of already harvested plants can not be accepted, as we must ensure that each plant has been properly identified by a trained herbalist and harvested from a suitable location.
We enthusiastically seek help from volunteers with our Herb Mob efforts! Please fill out the form below if you would like to be notified of when we are looking for volunteers. Herb Mobs are a great way to meet new people, get outside, and learn more about the diversity of Vermont's backyard medicines! We look forward to hearing from you.