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Welcome!

 Half Moon Herbals is a small artisan herb business located in Waterloo Region, Southern Ontario, Canada.  Our mission is to supply accessible and ecologically responsible medicinal herbs to our community, and support the practice of traditional folk/community-scale herbal medicine.

Our education programs focus on growing relationships with the plants and the land through interaction.  We share knowledge by working together, and participating in the simple and powerful acts of growing, gathering, processing and remedy-making, within a wholistic community-health context.  

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NIKOLA BARSOUM

Certified Community Herbalist, Pacific Rim College 

Clinical Herbalist Student, registered with the BCHA

Certified Permaculture Designer

Ecological Farmer

Founder of Half Moon Herbals in 2017.

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COMMUNITY-BASED HERBALISM

Herbal medicine is the peoples medicine.

"A medicine of the people will, first and foremost, take place nearby. Caring begins with the people who know us. A cellular harmony exists between plant and animal species sharing the same environment. Certainly, conventional medical care serves a good purpose. Yet somewhere between our body's innate ability to heal itself and conventional medicine lie situations that can be bridged by common sense and a compassionate connection to the world into which we are born. A bridge that knowledgeable herbalists can provide. A world that the plants are ready and willing to share."

- Nancy and Michael Phillips

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Herbal Learning Circles

These evening drop-in Learning Circle are fun and interactive community spaces.  Come join us in the garden with the medicinal plants to learn from them by exploring with your senses.  See, taste, touch, smell and hear from the plants themselves! 

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Intro to Herbalism Program

Registration now open!

This is an opportunity to connect with healing plants that inspire, nurture and support us.  This once a month in-person program provides an introduction to the practical skills of everyday herbalism, with a focus on harvesting & remedy-making.  Fill your medicine cabinet with remedies we make in class.  Learn about preventative wellness, herbal first-aid and how to address common ailments.  Enjoy time in the garden, directly experiencing the plants. 

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Fresh Plant Tinctures

Some medicinal herbs are superior medicine when tinctured fresh! We are pleased to offer herbalists this option. Regeneratively grown, hand harvested, GACP certified -  from our farm to you!

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Medicine Herb Gardening Mentorships

Are you interested in growing your own medicinal herb garden?  Medicinal Herb Gardening Mentorships offer an opportunity to design your garden (no matter what scale) with a permaculture perspective. Gain insight about how to grow plants that can help take care of you in a way that also helps takes care of the land.  

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