The Lord's Acre believes that "everyone is hungry for something and everyone has something to give." They are a community hub that brings volunteers together to grow organic food for those in need and offers garden and food-skills training to all ages.
The Functional Herb Garden, a part of The Lord's Acre, is a place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger. Our goal is to empower members of the community through the earth-based healing of herbs and herbal education. We endeavor to:
In this second year of growth, the garden is not only deepening it's
perennial roots, but also providing habitat for beneficial insects and
offering great beauty to the community at large. We have recently
finished a beautifully rendered map of the garden. Also under development, and very close to completion, is an accompanying "Materia Medica" which shows the uses, history and harvesting needs of each plant on the map. This will make the garden more "user friendly" to anyone who stops by.
We are also ready for the next stage of development -- to make these
powerful herbs available to the community while supporting the mission
of The Lord's Acre. Currently we are considering a free clinic and dispensary.
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To feel vitalized, clear and relaxed, we need to be nourished at our deepest layers. This is the gift of adaptogens - a category of herbs that help you adapt to stress, build vitality and event build immune, heart and brain health. Traditionally, these were taken with warm milk, because the fat allowed our body to absorb the medicinal components easier. Today, I like to make my medicines taste really good, so I make them into yummy treats like Adaptogen Balls. Check it out...tastes good and good
1 cup of tahini (sesame paste)
1/3 cup of almond butter (or peanut butter)
½ cup of honey
1 1/2 cups of Maha-Root Adapto-Mix (includes: equal parts ashwagandha, eleuthero, rhodiola, astragulus roots)
¼ cup of licorice powder (optional)
½ cup of cocoa nibs (can substitute chopped chocolate chips if necessary)
1 cup of shredded coconut*
Mix the nut butter and the sweetener in a large bowl.
When they are evenly mixed, begin adding your powdered herbs - add about 1-2 ounces at a time, stir them in, and then add more.
After your powdered herbs are evenly mixed in, add some ingredients for texture and added flavor.
Sprinkle raw cacao powder until the mixture gets to a formable consistency (remember that you want to be able to form balls).
Use your hands to roll pieces of the mix. Once the balls are formed, feel free to roll them in some shredded coconut, hemp seeds, or even dip them in some bittersweet dipping chocolate.
Place each ball in a container for storage. In the fridge, these treats will last a few months, so if you prefer making a bigger batch, go for it!