miércoles, 10 de junio de 2020


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Products Available NOW—Order by Phone or Email for Farmers Market Pickup

Contact: Victor Skaggs---434-953-6075 or victorskaggs@gmail.com

Check back weekly, as our list of items will increase as the season progresses!

Scroll to bottom for new photos of the garden

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Herbal Products
Uses are as listed in traditional herbals, stated for folkloric and historical interest.
No medical properties are stated or implied. Consult licensed medical
professionals for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

Items gathered in NM are from the Malpaís lava flow. CA items are from the Sierra Nevada.
All other items are cultivated in our gardens in Buckingham County.

2020 Harvest, happening now! Herbs are growing beautifully,
picked in perfect condition & expertly dried.
Traditional uses are indicated.

The following 2020 dried herbs are now available—$5/ full 3x5” ziploc bag

bergamot---respiratory, sore throat, digestion, headache, insomnia, and delicious tea
betony---respiratory, cough, fever, diarrhea, digestion, cramps, headache, nerves, wash for skin
catnip—sleeping & dreaming, and fun for cats!
chocolate mint---digestion, and a delicious iced or hot tea
hyssop---sore throat, cough, indigestion, poultice for skin injuries, delicious minty tea
lemonbalm---flu, fever, colds, digestion, headache, and a delicious iced or hot tea
mullein leaves---headache, insomnia, nerves, poultice or soak for arthritis, smoked as tobacco substitute
oregano---headache, expectorant, respiratory, culinary
sage---sore throat, digestion, headache, nerves, delicious tea, culinary
spearmint---respiratory, digestion, delicious tea, culinary
strawberry leaves---stomach, diarrhea, good-tasting tea
rosemary---chi, colds, headache, migraine, sinus, nerves, skin wash, culinary
wormwood---g-i parasites
yarrow---flu, fever, digestion
...and many more in the coming weeks

The same Herbs, fresh, just Picked---$3.00/bundle

Mixed to order, the following “Kitchen Witch” medicinal herb mixtures---$5/full 3x5” ziploc bag

Stomach tea Headache tea Sleep & Dream tea Cold & Cough tea

Southwest Walnuts---$5.00/lb
Small wild walnuts harvested in the Black Range, Sierra County, New Mexico
Very tasty, easier to shell than black walnuts.

Gourd Birdhouses for Small Birds---$6.00
Attractively painted & coated with polyurethane to last.
Best tied to 12' high tree branches or under house eaves.

Herb Plants
Potted plants to be transplanted into the garden or into pots for indoors.
Aloe vera med---$6 indoor plant; juice for burns & other skin ailments
lg---$10

chocolate mint $4 delicious garden mint for tea, will spread into a larger patch

spearmint sm---$2 for a mint patch; space several 1' apart for quick growth

pennyroyal $4 strong mint for tea; digestive, respiratory

catnip $4 makes cats happy; tea for sleep

Greek oregano sm---$2 each should grow into a large oregano plant

Late 2019 dried herbs, still potent
Some still in stock

Sage-Juniper Smudge Herbs---$12.00/bundle
Wild harvested and hand-crafted in NM

Small bags---$2.00
elecampane root 1.5 oz immune, pulmonary, expectorant
NM juniper leaf 1.5 oz respiratory, digestion, urinary, purification
NM juniper berries .5 oz seasoning for game meat, such as venison

Culinary seeds---$3.00
fennel seeds 1 oz chewed as breath freshener, good for stomach
sesame 2 oz white sesame, a variety grown by Thomas Jefferson

Traditional Skin Care herbs
chaparral---$4 1 oz picked in CA; wash for bites, rashes, fungus, skin quality
chaparral---$10 3 oz
sagebrush---$3 .5 oz picked in CA; bites, rashes, fungus, skin health, aromatic


miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2020

Photos of herbs still wet with rain, the morning of May 6, 2020
Bergamot (Monarda didyma)
Elecampane (Inula helenium)


Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

Comfrey (Symphytum officinalis)

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

Yucca---inquire about fresh sliced yucca root
harvested to order

lunes, 27 de abril de 2020


Jardin Sauvage
Purveyor of highest quality herbs and food since 1988. All material grown organically or gathered in clean wild areas.

We are dedicated to providing a wide variety of herbs for all purposes, to cultivation which helps rather than depletes the environment, and to propagating the culture of herbs, wild harvests, and heirloom & open-pollinated food varieties.

We are 2 people, now retired, with decades of gardening and gathering experience. Victor has operated a small organic farm in California, New Mexico and West Virginia and now is planting a plot in the Piedmont of Buckingham County, Virginia, providing products for non-profit distribution, diverse ethnic communities, and the gourmet and organic markets, via stores, restaurants and farmers markets.

Ellen has been growing organically since the 80's, working on organic bed techniques, growing diverse medicinal herbs and heirloom vegetables. Her skill at garden design and organization channels Victor's “wild garden” approach into a coherent, aesthetic and productive garden array. Together we have created a small operation which uses our expertise to best provide what the local market wants & needs.

Needless to say we use no toxic materials, non-organic fertilizers or GMO seeds. Our techniques combine those of the colonial Virginia gardens with modern bio-intensive production as developed by Rodale, by Alan Chadwick, the UCSC garden project in California, and other organic gardening pioneers.. We hope in our small way to contribute to the return of creative garden production such as was practiced at Monticello, to the central Virginia area.