H E R B S H A R E

2020/2021 Winter

Herbshare is now full!

 

Get in touch here to be put on the waitlist.

 

SEASONAL REMEDIES + KNOWLEDGE SHARING

 

As of 2021 this sliding scale community medicine sharing project will be in it's 6th year! The Herbshare is an herbal remedy subscription that runs monthly, in 3 month cycles. The upcoming winter cycle runs from December through February. Each month participants receive a collection of 3 different herbal remedies crafted from organic herbs that Tara grew that season.

 

Each monthly Herbshare contains a lot of medicine! Most folks find it to be so much medicine that they're able to both use the remedies, share with friends and also build up a well stocked home apothecary to have on hand when needed. Most of the remedies included will stay good for 2+ years and do not need refrigeration.

 

Each monthly Herbshare includes 3 freshly made remedies: A large tincture or elixir with at lest 48 servings and two other remedies that may be any of the following: tea blends, tinctures and elixirs, slow infused honeys and medicinal vinegars, infused massage oils, salves and balms, flower essences, herbal baths and smoking mixtures, to name a few! Throughout the season you can deeply support your wellness and build yourself a home apothecary with safe and effective remedies grown and crafted by an experienced medicine maker. 

Each monthly Herbshare is worth well over $160, offered on a reduced sliding scale. Every Herbshare comes with thorough information about all of the herbs and remedies featured that month. This knowledge sharing is based in Tara's depth of experience and skill as a traditionally and clinically trained herbalist who has been in community practice for over 15 years.

 

This knowledge sharing includes detailed information of how the herbs work in our bodies, how and when to work with the remedies, appropriate dosage information, safety precautions in regards to potential interactions with medications and health conditions, Irish medicine traditions and lore, as well as personal stories of growing the medicines and creating the remedies. 

 Herbshares are available for pickup in Parkdale (free), by delivery in downtown Tkaronto ($10/delivery) or by mail throughout Canada (postage is approximately $20 per Herbshare, exact rate will depend on location).

Herbshares are available on a sliding scale.

Reduced rates for BIPOC community members.

Rates are in Canadian funds and include all tax.

This sliding scale structure is based in mutual aid and solidarity. It is self determined and geared towards income, privilege and levels of access. It has been redesigned to reflect the financial impact that the pandemic has had and is having on many of us. If you have any questions about which rate is appropriate, please get in touch.  Below is a guide to help you decide where to place yourself on the scale:

The supporter rate is intended for folks who are doing ok financially and who understand the importance of sharing the wealth. Accessing this rate directly creates space at the solidarity rate. Salaried white folks are always encouraged to pay at this rate.

$140/month or $420/season

This is the regular rate. It is intended for those who receive income and/or have government financial support and/or have access to savings, assets or family wealth. White folks are encouraged to pay at this rate when possible.

$120/month or $360/season

This is the reduced rate. It is intended for those who have limited access to income and/or government financial support, who have no access to savings, assets or family wealth. BIPOC folks will be prioritized for this rate.

$100/month or $300/season

This is the solidarity rate. It is reserved for Black folks and Indigenous folks who have limited access to income, government support, savings, assets or family wealth. This rate is also intended for anyone whose sole income comes from disability payments like ODSP. This rate is directly subsidized by the supporter rate so a limited number of spaces are available.

$80/month or $240/season

If the sliding scale rates are not financially accessible for you, please note that each Herbshare is a lot of medicine; consider acquiring a single remedy instead, of which pricing starts as low as $10.

 

Please note that the pictures below are from past Herbshares that included 4 remedies - the Winter Herbshare structure and pricing has been recently redesigned and now offers 3 remedies each month.

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