The Gardens

Strength from the land 

We believe the earth gives us what we need to live, to grow, to heal. It has the power to enhance and restore our physical health. So in the fields of Rising Fawn Gardens, we sow and reap, and share in the harvest. We choose what we grow with intention: every jar of raw honey, every basket of blueberries, every cluster of turmeric delights and nourishes the body and soul.

We are passionate about educating our community about how we engage with the land. We welcome schools and other educational groups to explore our fields and trails, and we are happy to arrange private tours and sessions.

Farming Practices

Because we are committed to being stewards of the land, we farm sustainably, without herbicides, insecticides, commercial fertilizers or GMO seeds. We protect the soil, water and air with crop rotation, cover crops and buffer strips. We believe these best practices not only care for the land, but ensure the most flavorful and healthy, nutrient-dense food possible for our bodies.

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Medicinal Plants

We’ve chosen to grow turmeric and ginger for their healing power and vibrant flavors. Both spices have been used in cooking and medicine for thousands of years and are well known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Studies continue to uncover important health benefits that can help us lessen our dependence on synthetic pharmaceuticals, and instead, find what we need from the earth.

Turmeric

You know turmeric from your favorite curries and—if you’ve ever cooked with fresh root—yellow fingertips and a beautiful smell that fills your kitchen.

But this lovely plant is also arguably earth’s most powerful herb for fighting and potentially reversing disease. It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps with heart issues, digestion, depression, and even arthritis and cholesterol management.

Our turmeric is pulled fresh from the ground, ready to eat or use—with a smell as bright as its color.

Ginger

Ginger is the most widely used dietary condiment on the planet. Chinese and Indian cultures have used ginger medicinally for more than 4,000 years.

Today, ginger is a proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It helps prevent heart disease, indigestion and nausea, digestion, respiratory functions, to prevent bacterial infections, and to promote healing after surgery.

At the Gardens, we harvest the fresh ginger rhizomes for use, for sale, and for processing—along with turmeric—into powdered mixes for tea and cooking. 

Tinctures and Teas

We also take many of our cultivated and wild foraged plants such as lemon balm, passion flower, ashwaganda, marshmallow root, boneset, and many others, and make our own tinctures, salves, and apothecary tea blends.