San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Cold season is starting so come learn which herbs could boost your immunity and keep you healthy throughout the year. Taste some Elderberry Elixir!
About Anne Marie Bilella:
My name is Anne-Marie Bilella and I am The Farmer, The Baker and The Medicine-Maker at Bella Vista Farm in Monroe.
I make herbal remedies and teach classes on bread making, herbal medicine and cooking. I LOVE teaching! It is so amazing when you can teach someone a new life skill and see how excited they are when they do it themselves!
I garden and forage for wild foods, nothing crazy…really, just blackberries, muscadines, chickweed, dandelions, mushrooms, etc.
Learning is a constant for me and my experience in herbal medicine continues to grow with each class I attend and each class I teach. I am currently studying under Patricia Kyritsi Howell of Wild Healing Herbs, BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies and Rosemary Gladstar’s digital series.
When I found out common plants like mint and chickweed could heal certain illnesses and they were pretty much free for the taking! I became obsessed with learning what every plant was and how it could be used, whether edible, medicinal or both.
I especially love to make medicine and teach others how to do the same. Preventative herbal medicine too! Why wait until you have a problem. Plant walks are one of my favorite activities to id what is growing at my place or local parks or other people's farms.
I live on a farm with my husband John and wonderful son, Jonathan! We have chickens, horses, cows, dogs and cats. Well, had cows…one went with a friend and one went in our freezer. More cows to come or maybe some pigs or goats! You never know with me!
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Pilar Quintero is the owner of Rancho Alegre Farm in Dacula, GA and a known authority in the subject of homesteading, farming, and healthy living.