The Story Behind Healing Spirits Herb Farm
Matthias and Andrea Reisen co-founded Healing Spirits Herb Farm and Education Center, a NOFA-NY Certified Organic Medicinal Herb Farm, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Since 1982, there have been three generations living, working, and playing on the farm. They live simply, seeking a life of balance and harmony with all creation.
Matthias is a ‘gentle giant’ whose large and skillful hands carefully tend all the herbs, flowers, and vegetables at Healing Spirits. His strong spiritual energy enhances Healing Spirits’ ethically wild-crafted and organically grown herbs. He is a graduate of Rosemary Gladstar’s herbal apprenticeship program and has assisted her with the various programs. He has a BS in agronomy and has worked as an agricultural agent. He has also studied nature awareness and philosophy at Tom Brown’s Tracker School.
Andrea enjoys sharing her love of herbs and her knowledge of their healing powers with everyone who visits Healing Spirits. Her love of nature is infectious. She is a student of numerous healing modalities, including: CranioSacral, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch. She is certified in Zero Balancing. She has studied with Brooke Medicine Eagle, and is a graduate of Rosemary Gladstar’s apprenticeship program. She has also studied nature awareness and philosophy at Tom Brown’s Tracker School.
The plant world offers us an abundant array of gifts allowing us to take ownership of our own healing. These gifts don’t just apply to our physical selves however. The healing energy of plants also affects our emotional, mental, and spiritual selves. Plants have been used for centuries to enhance spirituality and our awareness of our connection to all life. Used properly herbs can become cherished travel companions as you walk your sacred path.
All of our herbs are certified organically grown and ethically wild-crafted by us. All herbs are hand-picked, solar dried, and hand-processed here on the farm, which makes our product of the highest quality.