A Georgia herbalist has purchased 87 acres of land to launch her own farm and ecovillage.
Abril Giles is the owner of Beauty Herbs and Tea, an online shop that sells tea, merchandise, and classes from trained herbalists. In addition to her formulated herbs designed to balance the mind, body, and spirit, Giles has also recently launched a new herbal retreat that allows attendees to vacation in luxury while receiving information about indigenous herbalism and culture.
The UNI-TEA Farms & Ecovillage will offer ethically sourced herbs as well as retreats and in-person herbal and farming courses. Currently, Giles has partnered with Seals Family Farm to manage the farm and the two have launched a GoFundMe to assist with purchasing farm supplies, building infrastructure, clearing the land, building campsites for individuals and families, and general maintenance.
With all Giles has accomplished in her two short years since becoming a farmer, there is no doubt that she’ll have this new farm up and running in no time. She has also already found ways to pay it forward, offering an upcoming course to teach others how to buy land that has already amassed a waitlist.