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Herbal Health Consultations
Volunteer/ Intern/ Apprentice Opportunities
Our herbal gardens/ urban farm was founded in 2000. We bought our 5 acre farm in 2011.
In 2012 our urban farm was downsized and replaced by a parking lot :(
Our 5 acre farm is in West Greenwich, RI.
This rural addition brings many more locally grown medicinal herbs, honey and more herbal education programs.
We produce all of our products using organic farming methods.
We sell Teas, Herbal Products, Honey and over 300 medicinal herbs at our store in Providence. We also sell our products at farmers markets, local stores and restaurants. Our products are produced with herbs grown on our 5 acre farm in West Greenwich, RI. They are then made into herbal products in our production kitchen in Providence.
Our store is open 5 days per week.
Our shop, located on Cemetery Street in Providence, opened in 2008 and is open 5 days a week as a natural health/herbal resource for the community.
The Farmacy herb shop is open:
We carry a wide range of bulk dried herbs, herbal products, bottles, jars and books.
We grow lots of the herbs in our shop. Whatever we don't grow we get from Mountain Rose Herbs, a fair trade, organic distibutor.
We blend specific formulas for Naturopaths and Holistic MDs.
Come on by to peruse the store, check out our resource library, or get a custom blend to support your health!
We have books in our library about herbs, mushrooms, nutritional healing, trees, and much much more!
Click here to check out some of our products
Find us and our products at the following farmers markets weekly:
Hope Street Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9am-12:30pm, June-October. Lippitt Park, Providence, RI.
Casey Farm Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9am-12 pm, June-October, Casey Farm, Saunderstown, RI.
Wintertime Farmers Market, Saturdays 10am-1pm, November-May, Hope Artist Village, Pawtucket, RI.
Herbal Education and Training Program Level 1 (HEAT)
Our Herbal Education and Training Program (HEAT) is as a series of classes and runs 2 times per year.
The summer program runs May-October and the Winter program runs November-February.
Class size is usually around 12 people.
The HEAT programs follows the seasons and activities vary depending on the time of year.
Everyday uses of over 30 plants
Organic gardening and seed starting
Tincturing and Herbal Formulation
Herbal Medicine Making: Syrups, Salves, Linaments, Poultices, Infused Oils, Creams.
Herbal First Aid
Natural Health/ Herbalism Consulting Skills
Wild Fermentation Techniques
Click here for info on the HEAT programs
2013 Summer Intensive
This program is designed for the intermediate and advanced herbal student.
Our 2013 Summer Intensive brings in teachers from all over the country.
This program is a weekend program running from May 2013-October 2013.
2013 Teachers Include:
Deb Soule, Dr. Jody Noe, Kay Parent, Dori Midnight, Dr. John McGonigle, Leah Wolfe, Guido Mase.
Past Teachers and subject include:
Margi Flint, Face and Body Assesment, Dr. Jody Noe, Managing Chronic Disease & Common Themes Amoung Chemical Constituents in Medicinal Herbs, Larken Bunce, The Art of Intake, Mary Blue, Community Herbalist Training, , and the Practitioner Round table!
Sliding Scale Herbal Health Consultations
Since 2003, we have been offering sliding scale herbal consultations and classes to our community.
What is an Herbal Health Consultation?
*We are not doctors so we do not diagnose, prescribe or treat disease.
*Guidance on how to use herbs to support health.
*Learn how to incorporate herbs into your life as a preventative health care measure.
* Consultations not only focus on herbs to support health, but use Nutritional Healing, which increases the
effectiveness of herbs.
* An herbal health consultation does not replace your current medical care.
Your Income Fees
Under $10,000 $25
Consultations are held at Farmacy with our trained herbalists.
From left to right: Aja Blanc, Mo Lapre, Amanda Robinson.
Farmacy Herbalists are:
Mary Blue, founder of Farmacy. Mary has been working with herbs since 1999. She started offering consultations in 2006 at Seven Arrows Farm. Mary works with herbs and nutrition to support health. Mary is also the manager of Farmacy herb store, the herbal product production, the educational programs and the farm site. Because of her busy scheudle, she only takes about 1-2 consultations per month. You can walk into the store to chat with her briefly about your health on Thursdays and Fridays. Mary has trained Farmacy's current practitioners and oversees consultations at Farmacy.
Aja Blanc is a practicing herbal educator, trained under Mary Blue of Farmacy Herbs in Providence, RI. A graduate of the Herbal Education and Training program in 2011 and Herbal Training Intensive in 2012, Aja is committed to supporting health and nourishment through accessible herbal medicine and enlightened nutrition.
In addition to supporting overall health and healing for men and women of all ages, her areas of focus include women's health and reproductive support for women. Aja currently writes an herbal healing column for Sacred Pregnancy Magazine and is a student of herbalist Aviva Romm's Herbal Medicine for Women Training Program. In addition to her work as an herbal educator, she is also a trained Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Teacher - committed to helping people heal through a rich engagement with the body and spirit.
Mo Lapre has been studying at Farmacy Herbs since 2009. She has completed Farmacy's Herbal Education and Training Program Level 1 and 2. Mo is now a teachers assistant for the Level 1 program. She also runs the Farmacy childrens program in the summers. Mo is now working with Amanda to offer personalized health support consultations.
Amanda Robinson has been studying herbs for the last 5 years. She is a graduate of Farmacy's level 1 HEAT program and of Level 1 and 2 herbal programs at The Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education with Sage Maurer. She is an avid reader/researcher of human anatomy and herbs. Amanda has worked at Farmacy as a trained herbalist since 2010.
Lil Sprouts Day Camp
Lil' Sprouts Summer Day Program
Farmacy's Lil' Sprouts Day Program has been running since 2008.
The 2013 children's program is for kids ages 4-11.
The weekly day program runs on Wednesdays, 9am-1pm, July-August and takes place at our farm in West Greenwich.
The Lil' Sprouts week long day camp takes place at our farm,
August 5-9th, 2013. From 9am- 3pm.
Our sessions focus on holistic health, herbs and art projects. Class includes a hands-on herb/ garden project, games, plant id, garden/social time, theatre, songs, hiking and swimming.
This program is sliding scale.
Price ranges from full scholarship-$500.
2011 Kids Program
High School Internships
We work with students from The Met and School One in Providence.
Students work in our gardens and in our production kitchen along side
our practicing herbalists.
The program is focused on learning the art of herbalism, Teas, Tinctures,
Salves, Plant ID and more!
Call to find out more information or to get your school involved!
Care About Cancer Program
Jessica Gill, Summer of 2006
Our dear friend Jessica passed away of cancer on January 10, 2008 at the age of 33. One of her last wishes was to ask her community to donate to Farmacy Herbs (in place of flowers during her memorial). This gift from Jessica gave us enough money to build our health and education center.
Jessica's giving spirit is behind our project.
What is the Care About Cancer Program?
*This is program is purely educational, focusing on referrals to holistic Cancer Practitioners, and free herbs and supplements to low income cancer patients.
We have herbal classes that we facilitate all over the state!
Garden Clubs, Universities, Hospitals, Land Trusts, Historic Sites, Botanical Centers, Non-profits, Natural Food Stores, Elemetary Schools, High Schools, Churches, Nursing Homes are just a few places where we have taught classes.
Each class lasts 2 hours or so.
Intro to Western Herbalism
Medicine Making: Salves, Tinctures, Syrups, Lip Balm
Herbal First Aide
Herbs for Kids (adult and kids programs)
Herbs for Stress and Anxiety
Pretty, Native and Medicinal
We do these classes by request at our space or yours!
Classes are taught by Farmacy Herbalists and always include a tea tasting!
Call or email for more information.
Volunteer/ Intern / Apprentice Opportunities
Volunteering/ Interning at Farmacy is for people who are interested in getting their hands dirty and learning more about organic gardening, herbalism and who are looking to be part of a supportive holistic community.
Farmacy Volunteers commit to coming in to work 2-5 hours per week, 1-6 months at at time.
Farmacy Interns commit to coming in 2-5 hours per week, for 6-12 months.
Farmacy Apprentices commit to coming in 2-5 hours per week for 2-3 years.
We accept volunteers, interns and apprentices all year round!
Give us a call to find out more information.
Vanessa Jones on volunteering with Farmacy:
"Farmacy Herbs has become a place to remember lessons and learn many more. It is a place that reminds me of the goodness in the world, a place that allows hope to shine through the fear of compliance to a way of life that suppresses the soul. And it manages to do this from a little patch of green surrounded by concrete."