Woodland Herbal consists of three family members who focus on herbal remedies and all natural body care and wellness products. We have four generations of herbalists in our family, and so by employing at least four-generation old techniques, we can produce potent herbal care products for health of body, mind, and soul. For many of our ingredients, we forage for ourselves, as well as grow a lot of our own herbs, and every herbal product we sell is handmade.
We are a partnership made up of Brandon Scott, Leah Scott and Jennifer Parsons, and of course, a few occasional family members who participate at events and make art. We are passionate owners who have a hand in every detail of every product, who hope to serve and inspire a healthier community.
Our goal is to have a larger and longer lasting effect on our world than to simply run a shop that has a positive effect on the community. Through our knowledge and understanding of nature and the power of medicinal plants, we wish to educate others about alternative remedies, while at the same time, working toward building a better future for all by striving to curb environmental destruction. This is why we plant trees and wildflowers to support Nature and our beloved pollinators. With your support, we can grow a better tomorrow. Plant trees, not hate. Peace and love.
In 2019, we raised enough from your patronage to plant 5,451 tree seeds. Not all trees will sprout, and not all will live on to become a vibrant member of an Ohio forest, but we will continue to do our best to help curb the negative effects deforestation has had on our planet.
For 2020, our family has decided to switch gears for one year to also shine a light on the disastrous impact our culture has had on the bee population. Bees are perhaps the most important creatures in our living world because they are the pollinators. Without them, our food supply takes a major hit, which in turn would affect human population in terrifying and catastrophic ways.
"Believe it or not, you have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food you eat.
Honey bees — wild and domestic — perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Grains are primarily pollinated by the wind, but fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by bees. Seventy out of the top 100 human food crops — which supply about 90 percent of the world’s nutrition — are pollinated by bees.
Worldwide bee colony collapse is not as big a mystery as the chemical industry claims.
The systemic nature of the problem makes it complex, but not impenetrable. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more. Many of these causes are interrelated. The bottom line is that we know humans are largely responsible for the two most prominent causes: pesticides and habitat loss." –GreenPeace.org
Our family has been talking and we decided to try and make the biggest impact we can with what resources we have available. While we love trees, we may love herbs and flowers more. Trees are notoriously difficult to grow and success rates can be low, so while we nurse our beloved seedlings from the past two years, we turn toward a new year with a new goal in mind.
We have set aside an acre of previously deforested land for which we will plant 100 wildflower seeds for every item sold. We will garden for the pollinators, focusing on plants that bloom from early spring to late fall. Our seed selection is a mix of organic North American native wildflowers, like Baby's Breath, Bachelor Button, Candytuft, Sweet William, Indian Blanket, Coneflower, Mexican Hat, Red Corn Poppy, Wild Cosmos, California Poppy, Blanketflower, Black Eyed Susan, Wild Lupine, Purple Coneflower, Russel Lupine, Plaines Coreopsis, Siberian Wallflower, Blue Flax, Scarlet Flax, Drummond Phlox, Orange Cosmos, Gloriosa Daisy, and more.
We planted 5,451 tree seeds in 2018-2019!
We planted 1,106,400 wildflower seeds in 2020!
We planted 3,284,100 wildflower seeds in 2021!
With every item purchased in 2018 and 2019, we planted a local Ohio tree: Eastern Redbud, Red Maple, Quaking Aspen, Common Apple, Eastern White Pine, and Sassafras. The ultimate goal, however, is to do more than simply plant trees; it’s to transform a large segment of land that has experienced deforestation and death of its natural habitat, and to use the proceeds from our sales to recreate a forest so that we can let it grow wild and happy forever.
Why should we save Nature? The natural world is the sustainer of life on this planet and without it, nothing exists; not us, not flowers, not animals, not anything. Mismanagement and corruption have had their day and we’re beginning to see the price we are all forced to pay. There is power in the natural world, power to heal and power to sustain in balance. We wish to reclaim that balance by choosing a greener world.
“Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money.”―Cree Indian Prophecy