Conserving Agricultural Biodiversity On-Farm
Black Locust Gardens is a medicinal herb farm, plant nursery, and apothecary, dedicated to sustainable agriculture and positive regeneration of agricultural ecospheres. We are currently growing a variety of herbs and fruit on 30 acres in Dexter, Michigan. We are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Since we are a working farm we are not open to the public.But do have a self serve farm stand loaded with our organic nursery plants In the spring. We are hoping to open up an herb shop/education center on the farm in the future.
Our goal is to give back to the community by sustainably cultivating high quality medicinal herbs that are grown by a trained herbalist and a farmer. This means that with our extensive knowledge we know when to harvest plants at their peak potency, proper drying temperatures so plants keep their quality and integrity, soil testing, proper crop rotation, and mineral building. The difference between buying from us and huge bulk suppliers is a world of a difference in quality. We also sell ready to go potted plants for you to enjoy in your garden along with producing value-added products like tea blends, non-toxic beauty products, tinctures, hydrosols, salves, and more. We can also wildcraft herbs ethically, upon request for people and businesses.
We go above and beyond organic agricultural practices, never using any chemicals on our property. We strongly believe in the conservation and rehabilitation of the environment. We are in the process, of reintroducing native and endangered plants, along with transitioning formerly conventional agricultural land into the diverse ecosystem it once was and can be for us and our pollinators to enjoy.