Floreren Farm

Floreren Farm Floreren is a small scale, ecological herb farm and nursery in Neustadt, ON founded by ilana & Paul! We grow medicinal herbs, nursery nut trees & shrubs.

I (Paul) just returned from a La Via Campesina Youth Convergence with people from all over Turtle Island (North America)...
11/23/2019

I (Paul) just returned from a La Via Campesina Youth Convergence with people from all over Turtle Island (North America). We harvested veggies from the snow in Rogersville, New Brunswick, Mi'kmaq territory, with people who had never seen snow before, we dove into peasant feminism and climate chaos, we shared delicious Acadian meals and scrumptious Mi'qmak dishes together. We came together to increase our abilities to farm and advocate for peasant farmers' rights and the rights of Indigenous peoples, farm workers, small scale farmers, people living in rural areas. It was hefty collective work and I loved it!

For anyone that wants to see a sustainable, just, regenerative food system, please start following along with the actions of La Via Campesina. They represent 210 million peasant/small scale farmers and Indigenous folks from around the world, including us from National Farmers Union (Canada).

This upcoming week is focused on amplifying the message of ending violence against women.

"La Via Campesina's Call to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
(Harare, November 19, 2019) From 25 to 30 November 2019, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, La Via Campesina is calling upon its members and allies to carry out mobilizations and actions to strengthen our collective struggle for a conscious and free society, which does not exploit humans and nature. The global peasant movement denounces the capitalist, patriarchal, racist and colonizing system that exploits, oppresses and attacks the lives of women and humanity in general. "

#PopularPeasantFeminism #NoMoreViolenceAgainstWomen #25Nov

You're encouraged to share these posters around!

One day to the next. The first snow for these wee Hazelnut and Bur Oak seedlings.Despite the snow, the soil is still wor...
11/08/2019

One day to the next.
The first snow for these wee Hazelnut and Bur Oak seedlings.

Despite the snow, the soil is still workable. These seedlings and other plants can still happily be transplanted.

Thanks for all the orders! Plant those food trees

*LAST CHANCE THIS FALL TO ORDER SEEDLINGs &  HAVE THEM SHIPPED TO YOU*Have your orders in by tomorrow (Wednesday Nov 6) ...
11/06/2019

*LAST CHANCE THIS FALL TO ORDER SEEDLINGs & HAVE THEM SHIPPED TO YOU*

Have your orders in by tomorrow (Wednesday Nov 6) if you would like them shipped to you.

Your seedlings will be tucked into a bag with moist leaves, then nested into a slender box. Once stamped, it will ship to most places in Canada for $30-$40. Then you plant and love 'em.

Here's a bundle of Ultra Northern Pecans heading off to Gananoque, ON!

Order by direct message or email [email protected]

#nuttrees
#ontarionursery
#regenerativeagriculture @ West Grey, Ontario

Glamour shot for a rainy (snowy?) Monday w/ Greek Oregano.::See our Oregano on the left:: See Oregano from a fav Ontario...
11/05/2019

Glamour shot for a rainy (snowy?) Monday w/ Greek Oregano.
::See our Oregano on the left
:: See Oregano from a fav Ontario health food store on the right
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Getting this potent green colour with an enchanting aroma and flavour is what we strive for in all of our herbs. It is especially satisfying with culinary herbs to experience what a difference fresh-dried herbs can have in the results of a dish! 🌱🍝

Find our herbs for sale at florerenfarm.com
#thepeoplesmedicine
#herbfarmer
#herbfarm

LAST WEEK TO MAKE A SEEDLING ORDER BEFORE SPRINGThe sun is coming out and seedling orders are being dug!Here are some 2 ...
11/03/2019

LAST WEEK TO MAKE A SEEDLING ORDER BEFORE SPRING
The sun is coming out and seedling orders are being dug!
Here are some 2 - 3 foot Heartnuts that are being planted all across #greybrucecounty this week.
Lots left:
- Hazelnuts
- Bur Oaks
- Heartnuts
- Ultra Northern Pecans

www.florerenfarm.com/nursery
#regenerativeagriculture
#nuttrees
#woodyperennials

This is an example of what you can expect if you order(ed) a Hazelnut. This one is 20 inches tall, and has free roots (n...
11/02/2019

This is an example of what you can expect if you order(ed) a Hazelnut. This one is 20 inches tall, and has free roots (not root bound), with no plastics, pesticides, or fertilizers. They are easy to plant this Fall (as long as you can work the soil/it's not frozen)! Big sale this week!

Check out www.florerenfarm.com/nursery to see what we have and to make an order.
#regenerativeagriculture
#nuttrees
#treenursery

'tis the season...to get witchy, roast some garlic, steep some herbs.Find our herbs & garlic at: florerenfarm.com#thepeo...
10/31/2019

'tis the season...to get witchy, roast some garlic, steep some herbs.

Find our herbs & garlic at: florerenfarm.com
#thepeoplesmedicine
#herbfarm
#herbalist

One of the few times we celebrate our plants looking as if they're dying! Here you can witness the nearly 3 ft tall Hear...
10/28/2019

One of the few times we celebrate our plants looking as if they're dying! Here you can witness the nearly 3 ft tall Heartnuts releasing their leaves.
The time to dig the seedlings has come.
If you have been on the fence about planting a baby tree for food/medicine/justice/beauty/fun here's a reminder that we have lots for sale!

Nut and fruit trees and shrubs.
www.florerenfarm.com/nursery

#regenerativeagriculture #nuttrees #nursery

This gorgeous combination of herbs is going out to @rosewoodandsilver From our small farm to your (if you are lucky) loc...
10/27/2019

This gorgeous combination of herbs is going out to @rosewoodandsilver
From our small farm to your (if you are lucky) local herbalist 😊🌱

Find our herbs for sale at: florerenfarm.com
#herbfarm #herbfarmer #herbalists

This is what we want the seedlings to look like--denuded of leaves caused by cooling temperatures. This Heartnut seedlin...
10/24/2019

This is what we want the seedlings to look like--denuded of leaves caused by cooling temperatures.
This Heartnut seedling is earlier than the rest. Perhaps you can relate, being the first to strip down to hop into the lake 😆
Have you ever seen the nut of a Heartnut? It's the same shape as an animated heart. They crack open easily and are scrumptious to snack on or make into meals. The shells can be made into crafts, used in fires, or tossed in the compost.
Pretty cool, eh.

Pre-sale still happening. Seedlings coming out of soil in the next couple of weeks!

#regenerativeagriculture #treecrops #nuttrees

The sweet Hazelnut and Bur Oak seedlings are changing their colours for their first fall. This is one step towards dorma...
10/23/2019

The sweet Hazelnut and Bur Oak seedlings are changing their colours for their first fall. This is one step towards dormancy (leaves dropped and plants "sleep" for winter).
Once dormant, they will be dug up bareroot for sale, trade, and gifting 💜

Get in touch here or check out www.florerenfarm.com/nursery for details to get some.

#regenerativeagriculture #treecrops #nuttrees

Thursday glamour shot w/ Gotu Kola (Centella asciatica) 👌our fav adaptogen👌This is our first season trialling Centella i...
10/04/2019

Thursday glamour shot w/ Gotu Kola (Centella asciatica) 👌our fav adaptogen👌This is our first season trialling Centella in our crop plan and it looks like a success🌱
::See our Centella on the left
::See Centella from a/the leading North American supplier of herbs on the right
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As herbalists we will do our profession and our clients a disservice if we use less than vital, browning herbs that have been shipped all over the world. Look for your local herb farmers that can provide potent plants so you can best serve your clients.
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Folks who are working with herbalists can also ask where their herbs are coming from and seek out practitioners who source fresh dried herbs from known sources
(like us 🌱🌱🌱florerenfarm.com)

Vibrant Garlic (Music variety) for sale.$10/lbYou can order through our website www.florerenfarm.com or through direct m...
10/01/2019

Vibrant Garlic (Music variety) for sale.
$10/lb
You can order through our website www.florerenfarm.com or through direct message.
It's about that time to get extra garlic into your system ;)

#foodismedicine #ontariofarmers #garlic @ West Grey, Ontario

I'll be attending the Guelph Climate Strike (St. George Square, 12pm) and then presenting on "Diverse Woody Perennials i...
09/27/2019
National Conference 2019 • The Compost Council of Canada

I'll be attending the Guelph Climate Strike (St. George Square, 12pm) and then presenting on "Diverse Woody Perennials in Agriculture" at the Organic Recycling Conference.

Maybe see you at both :)

http://www.compost.org/national-conference-2019/

Accommodations: The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre (601 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph). A special guestroom rate of $129/night + applicable taxes can be booked at 1-519-836-0231. Please indicate you’re reserving in the block for The Compost Council of Canada...

Do you want to pull the sky a bit closer to the Earth? Do you want to sink carbon while growing food, habitat, and beaut...
09/26/2019

Do you want to pull the sky a bit closer to the Earth? Do you want to sink carbon while growing food, habitat, and beautifying the landscape? Do you want to tend to a tree that may outlive you and give to future generations?

Us too 😊🌱

www.florerenfarm.com/nursery

Once the seedlings go dormant (late Oct/early Nov) I will dig them up and send them bareroot to their new humans/homes. Pick up from farm is totally welcomed.

Pre-orders open now.
Invoices will be sent with care instructions.
Trades for honey and preserved goodies will be considered (yummmm).

Feel free to ask questions.
#regenerativeagriculture #nuttrees #ontario

So excited about finally having packaged herbs to share with you i can't even keep my eyes open! Both bags and labels ar...
09/25/2019

So excited about finally having packaged herbs to share with you i can't even keep my eyes open! Both bags and labels are made to be compostable, reducing plastic waste thanks to @elevatepackaging

Check out the photos to get an idea of what you can expect when you receive your herb order in the mail or at the farm.
We label all our herbs with the date harvested so you know exactly how fresh they are and only sell herbs grown and dried in the current growing year.

To see the dried herbs and nursery trees we have available now :: florerenfarm.com

@ Ayton, Ontario

Floreren is to flourish; to bloom.Rhubarb flowers bursting out!Photo by Paul Wartman
09/22/2019

Floreren is to flourish; to bloom.

Rhubarb flowers bursting out!
Photo by Paul Wartman

We farm for health, beauty, and justice. Yesterday, September 20, marked the beginning of a concentrated effort of Globa...
09/21/2019

We farm for health, beauty, and justice. Yesterday, September 20, marked the beginning of a concentrated effort of Global Climate Strikes across the planet. Small groups and streets filled with millions of people are taking up public space to demand that communities, governments, and corporations take bigger steps based on science to transform our economy and all of society to prevent the worst of climate chaos/change.
We know that our actions of continuously reducing our negative impacts and growing our regenerative farming practices are important. However, a small number of corporations and government departments are the ones that generate the majority of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate chaos/change. Our actions mean nothing in the global picture if these bigger players are not accountable for their destructive actions.

Keep this is mind, that we can demand accountability from our governments and that we can demand that corporations stop being subsidized to destroy the environment upon which we depend.

Please think about climate chaos/change. Please talk with your family and friends, go to an event, and speak with any representatives. "Together we can win" 💜

Floreren is to flourish; to bloom.ilana photographer
09/13/2019

Floreren is to flourish; to bloom.

ilana photographer

**Fall Nut Tree & Medicinal Shrub Seedling Sale Pre-Order Open**The Argiops (beautiful spiders) are out and the trees ar...
09/13/2019

**Fall Nut Tree & Medicinal Shrub Seedling Sale Pre-Order Open**

The Argiops (beautiful spiders) are out and the trees are transitioning their colour pallettes. Fall is a great time of the year to plant and we've got bareroot seedlings ready for pre-order (they are dug once dormant in mid Oct to early Nov).

See our website www.florerenfarm.com/nursery for order details and pricing. You can message here too.

Our seedlings are grown from seeds sourced from cold regions of Ontario and Northern US (across Northern Turtle Island), so they come from cold-hardy stock! They are plunked in soil from @green_being_farm that has been inoculated by the soils of surrounding forests, with a bit of Canadian peat, local hay, and mulched with wood chips.

These nut-bearing and medicinal seedlings are great for human and other animal consumption, as well as providing beauty to the landscape and they innately regenerate soil, water, and the air we depend on to live. Thanks trees!

No neonicotinoids or any pesticides of any sort. No synthetic fertilizers either. We are the opposite of many larger nurseries in this sense. You can safely handle these bareroot plants with bare hands and know that your soils aren't being contaminated.

All of these trees will produce nuts/fruit with at least two plants (they need partners for pollination).

Feel free to ask questions or share excitement!

#regenerativeagriculture #treecrops #nuttrees #medicinalherbs @ West Grey, Ontario

09/12/2019
La Via Campesina

We are members of National Farmers Union and La Via Campesina. Collectively, we are resisting the the techno-fantasy that modern agriculture is so infatuated with and regenerating local, ecological food systems. Doing it in beautiful ways too, as you may have experienced if you've walked our fields ;)

You can support by educating yourself with this short clip, donating to either of the above organizations (supports with local organizing), continuing to buy our products instead of the products of massive corporations, and find other creative ways to be in solidarity with us

#LaViaCampesina - 5 REASONWHY LA VIA CAMPESINA THINKS WTO IS BAD FOR AGRICULTURE

1. It has increased inequality and rural debt by destroying local peasant markets

The World Trade Organisation – WTO - has created a ‘free’ trade system that gives huge agribusiness corporations - receiving massive subsidies - ‘the freedom’ to dump cheap food into economically weaker nations. This has pushed peasants to the margins, caused a crash in price, destroyed local peasant markets and has increased rural debt, all the while aiding the concentration of wealth. The result? A criminal level of inequality where 82% of world’s wealth is now in the hands of a mere 1%.

2. A handful of Corporations now control the global food system

Less than 20 global corporations today control the global food chain that governs what food we buy and how we buy it. The 3 largest corporations control more than 50 % of the world’s seed market. The top 4 Corporations control 99% of livestock breeding. 10 corporations enjoy 55% of the fertilizer market. 4 traders control around 75 % of the world grain and soya market. A mere 11 Corporations control 30% of food processing. It’s all about consolidation and control now!

3. Free Trade Agreements criminalise a 10,000 year old food system by patenting seeds and giving Corporations the upper hand

Seed is the basis of life. The WTO and other free trade agreements force, sometimes threaten, countries to sign international agreements that allow corporations to put patents on seeds. Today, this has led to peasants being treated as criminals for selecting and reusing seeds from their own harvest. Peasants feed the world, we are not criminals! Even when some Governments resist, these free trade systems allow investors to sue national governments in International Court, overriding national laws and democratic processes.

4. Industrial agriculture is heating up our planet

Industrial Agriculture and related land use contributes to 30% of the Green House Gas emissions. It has led to extreme weather fluctuations, affecting agriculture and peasants the most.

5. WTO and Free Trade Agreements Kills Peasants

On the 10th of September 2003 in Cancun, Mexico, Lee Kyung Hae, the Korean peasant took his own life outside the WTO meeting venue to expose the destruction WTO has caused in rural areas. He was a brilliant farmer who turned a barren land into a thriving farm. Yet he lost everything after Korea started importing cheap rice and cows. Lee is not the only one. In India alone, over 300,000 peasants took their lives in the last 20 years, unable to bear their mounting debt. It is now a worldwide phenomenon.

In Lee’s memory we mark 10th of September as the Global Day of Action Against WTO and Free Trade Agreements.

“We are all Lee. WTO kills Peasants everywhere.”

Keep Agriculture out of Free Trade negotiations!
We want Food Sovereignty not Free Trade!

For more information
www.viacampesina.org

#WTOKills
#EndWTO
#FoodSovereigntyNow

09/08/2019

The cutest clean up crew; Shrimpy and Rosie.
As we transition from summer production into winter veg time we are pulling a lot of old plants out. These plants are bolting (going to seed) and or dying back, so not totally enjoyable by humans. So, the pigs get 'em!

Fellow herb farmers, Althaea Herb Farm, making colourful splashes in stores in Guelph Ontario and magazines.Know and sup...
09/08/2019

Fellow herb farmers, Althaea Herb Farm, making colourful splashes in stores in Guelph Ontario and magazines.

Know and support your local medicine growers by finding their products and learning about them (thanks!).

Nice to see you flourish!

@toqueltd thanks for including us in your meet the maker page. As well, the rest of your publication is indeed a feast for the eyes. Looking forward to more.

Floreren is to flourish; to bloom.Paul photographer
09/04/2019

Floreren is to flourish; to bloom.

Paul photographer

Cutting down whole plants of Camphor Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum) to hang in the drying shed..If you work with and o...
09/03/2019

Cutting down whole plants of Camphor Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum) to hang in the drying shed.
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If you work with and or make medicines, this is a great one to add to salves, steams, teas, and more.
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One of our last drying sessions as we prepare to transition the hoophouse back into @green_being_farm winter vegetable production. You know it's fall when that starts to happen.
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#herbfarm #medicinalherbs #herbalists

08/20/2019

Spotted an angel while sipping on our #herbfarm Chamomile tea last night.
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Smooth, bitter, graceful.
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#herbalmedicine

Soft setting sun illuminating buttery petals.Two rascals, one feigning goodness.California Poppy aerial crop.#herbfarm #...
08/15/2019

Soft setting sun illuminating buttery petals.
Two rascals, one feigning goodness.
California Poppy aerial crop.

#herbfarm #newandyoungfarmers #herbalmedicine

Lots of bugs having sex on the Chamomile  today. Yep, get your herbs.#herbfarm #regenerativeagriculture #newandyoungfarm...
08/13/2019

Lots of bugs having sex on the Chamomile today.
Yep, get your herbs.

#herbfarm #regenerativeagriculture #newandyoungfarmers @ West Grey, Ontario

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