At Fireweed we know the plants are the true teachers.
ABOUT OUR FARM
Fireweed is here for you! The farm is a place where the community can come to learn about herbs, and have access to hard to find medicinal herbs and herbal products.
We offer annual & perennial plant starts, seeds, and herbal products such as fresh plant tinctures and herbal salves; as well as fresh-cut medicinal herbs throughout the growing season.
The farm was established in March 2014 by herbalist Jessy Delleman with the vision of creating a community based herb farm which helps to rekindle a connection between people and plants.
A micro-sized farm created on leased land, Fireweed is an intensively farmed 1/3 of an acre. The farm is an example of how many great things can come from small spaces, and little funds.
Fireweed welcomes students from many different educational institutions for plant walks, farm tours, and work experience opportunities. We also welcome volunteers.
Fireweed is located on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula, 20mins north of Victoria BC.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Fireweed School offers workshops, intensives, and programs on herbal medicine, natural healing modalities, natural arts and crafts, and other philosophies and practices that help connect us more deeply to the earth.
Classes take place in our 25’ geodesic dome classroom, and also in the rich and connecting environment of the garden, field, or forest. We facilitate learning through hands-on and heart-centred practice, connecting you more deeply to the true healing source in nature.
Jessy Delleman is the founder of Fireweed Farm and Ravensong Seeds & 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 (2010), and the School of Evolutionary Herbalism (2013). She is a practicing herbalist and offers consultations and custom herbal formulas. Jessy believes spending time with the plants is the best medicine of all.
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 getting her hands dirty in the herb garden, helping prepare herbal products, representing the farm at farmer's markets, and at the school teaching workshops. Harmony grew up forest exploring, practicing primitive skills and making art. Such foundations of connection and 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.