Fireweed is here for you! Fireweed is a place where the community can come to learn about herbs, have access to locally grown organic herb and veggie seeds, hard to find medicinal herb starts, and high quality herbal products.
We are located at 7159 Wallace Drive in beautiful Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
ABOUT OUR FARM
Fireweed Farm grows well over 300 different varieties of culinary and medicinal herbs and is located in Brentwood Bay BC. The farm was established March 2014 with the vision of creating a community based organic herb farm which helps to facilitate a connection between people and plants. Fireweed welcomes students from many different educational institutions for plant walks, farm tours, and work experience opportunities. The public is welcome to visit our farm shop during the spring and summer months, where they will find a diverse array of herb starts, seeds, herbal products. The farm also hosts an annual CSA which offers a weekly box a fresh farm-grown herbs and veggies.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Fireweed School offers workshops, intensives, and programs on herbal medicine, wildcrafting, and herb growing; as well as workshops on natural arts and crafts. The school's unique courses are centred around experiential learning, offering a hands-on approach that engages the student directly with the plants or the subject matter.
Fireweed School offers its classes in the rich and connecting environment of the garden, field, and forest. At Fireweed we know that the plants are the true teachers. We facilitate learning through hands-on and heart-centred practice with the plants and encourage practical skill building in herbalism and other land-based creative skills. The school offers various workshops, seasonal Forest Medicine Intensives, and a 9 month long Herbal Apprenticeship Program.
ABOUT OUR PEOPLE
Fireweed Farm & School is owned and operated by herbalist and herb grower Jessy Delleman. Part-time helpers, guest teachers, apprentices, volunteers, and students also make up the incredible Fireweed team.
Jessy Delleman is the founder of Fireweed Farm & School, Ravensong Seeds, and Miss Mullein's Herbals. She is a herbalist, teacher, herb grower, wildcrafter, and medicine maker who feels most at home among the plants. Jessy began her journey in plant connection surrounded by her mother’s folk herbal remedies and foraging in the pristine Yukon wilds where they homesteaded in her early years. Her roots in herb farming became established at Ravenhill Herb Farm, which she operated from 2008-2014. With a background in biology, horticulture, and art, Jessy has formal herbal training with various herbalists and herbal schools including Wild Seed School, and the School of Evolutionary Herbalism. She is a practicing herbalist and offers herbal consultations and custom herbal preparations.
Harmony Pillon brings her highly creative, passionate and sparkly spirit to help in all aspects of the creation of a thriving farm and school. You will find her representing the farm at farmer's markets, and at the school teaching workshops. Harmony grew up forest exploring, practicing primitive skills & making art. Such foundations of connection & creativity provided the tangible root system for her path into farming and herbalism; naturally blossoming out of a passion for a balanced lifestyle. Harmony has background in fine arts, education and environmental studies and currently maintains a small art practice primarily making dreamcatchers.
Elodie Roger joined the Fireweed team in early 2017 while taking part in the Fireweed Herbal Apprenticeship. Elodie brings years of experience as a professional seed grower as well as a background in international projects and research. Elodie has a thirst for learning and sharing about plants, seeds and our relationship to our heritage. Growing up in France, Elodie has studied and worked in England, Scotland Wales, Finland and India before settling on Vancouver Island. Her passion for seed diversity extends beyond the farm, and is an active member of the steering committee of the Victoria Seed Library, and aspires to someday start the island’s first Seed Bank. You can learn more about Elodie on her website www.elodieroger.com.