Nikola has been farming for over ten years with a focus on growing practices that support biodiversity and ecological health. She is very interested in exploring and celebrating the 'culture' side of 'agriculture'.
Nikola started Half Moon Herbals: Farm & Apothecary after graduating as a certified Community Herbalist from Pacific Rim College in 2016. Since, she has focused on growing and supply medicinal herbs to Naturopathic Doctors, Clinical Herbalists and to her local community. she is passionate about sharing the harvest as well as sharing the process of learning with others who are interested in connecting with these powerful, beautiful plants.
Nikola was raised in Waterloo Ontario, on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudinosaunee, and Neutral peoples. She lived for many years in the West Kootenay Region of BC, on traditional territory of the Sinixt peoples, and was greatly inspired and informed from her time there. She is proud to be of Egyptian Arabic, Ukrainian and Irish descent, and is grateful for the rich tapestry of teachings and experiences that continue to guide her on her path.
Herbal medicine is about relationship building with the plants, the people and the lands where one lives. It is a practice that is woven through the history of all peoples.
Half Moon Herbals vision is one of community herbalism. We operate in that sweet-spot, between serving healthy humans and serving a healthy land-base. Together, in gratitude and in joy we learn to grow, prepare, share, drink-in and work with healing herbs on behalf of the health and wellness for ourselves, our families and our larger communities.
Half Moon Herbals recently moved from the mountains of BC to the Great Lakes region of Southern Ontario. It is an honour to be growing this year at Fertile Ground Farm in St. Agatha, and incorporating our ecological farming practices and permaculture principals into this farms long history of loving care.
HERBAL MEDICINE FARM
HERB CSA: FARM-SHARE PROGRAM
MEDICINE GARDEN MENTORSHIP