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You could say this dance we do between herbalism and homesteading is a remembrance, a gift to our ancestors and a promise to our children to be better ancestors. 

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"Growing up in the South,
plant knowledge was
common knowledge."

OUR HERBALIST

Victoria is a tried and true community herbalist whose entire business has been built on making remedies for any and everyone who came to her in need. Her passion lies in seasonal & bioregional medicine, with the belief that what you need is already out there waiting when you need it. She works with both invasive and native plants, working to educate on the importance of knowing the difference and how to work with both. Victoria works with her local parks department to glean “invasive” plants, making way for the more fragile, pioneer species to flourish, as well as offer free community plant walks. 

In her words, “knowing what’s beneath your feet, what to nibble on and how to use it is not only a birth right, but a super power we all have access to.”. You will see Victoria light up most when educating and giving this super power to others. Growing up in the woods outside of Nashville, every family member and neighbor had a nickname for the plants around them. As she dove deep into herbalism at age 15, self-treating endometriosis, she quickly learned that all of these powerful plant allies she needed to heal were already her closest neighbors. 

OUR FAMILY

Cedar Hill Homestead rests atop a hill 20 miles North of Nashville. We are not your ordinary ‘farm’, our property is an intentionally tended landscape full of both wild and cultivated plants. Our collaborative passion is wild tending & ethnoecology. It meets somewhere between a well seasoned Italian chef gone wild and a Tennessee native with generations of regional plant medicine. As homesteaders, we aim to make absolutely everything we can, ourselves. To live in harmony with the land, utilizing her abundant offerings and giving back as much as we possibly can. Our goal is to work with fresh herbs in all of our offerings so we may share the elaborate benefits of vibrant, whole plants with you. We firmly believe that the difference in fresh plant remedies speaks for itself. All of our products are either mindfully harvested by us, or sourced from small scale farmers, then minimally packaged using recycled material. We do not just blend ingredients, we make the ingredients or we don’t make it at all.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

So you could say this dance we do between herbalism and homesteading is a remembrance, a gift to our ancestors and a promise to our children to be better ancestors. When homesteading, you rely on your land for everything. This creates the most beautiful, reciprocal connection to nature I’ve ever seen. As technology and society continue to grow, it becomes increasingly easier to stray from this place of simple connection and harder to access. We strive to bring this connection to you through each of our products, our classes, and a true community of people doing the same.Herbalism in the South is historically a part of life. It’s a means of sur-thrival in an area that’s been long forgotten by society. We have had to “grow our own”, “raise our own” and “make our own” for as long as we can remember. People of the South still to this day wash and reuse their aluminum foil, cook on a single well seasoned skillet and have jars of home remedies for just about everything without calling themselves herbalists. The folk remedies of the South were born into this world out of necessity and pragmatism. Most of the knowledge we use to this day is a mix of Black, Indigenous and European influences.

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