Walden Farmacy is a family owned and run small-scale permaculture style herb farm located in Bessemer, Alabama. At Walden Farms we grow and wild craft small batch, sustainable herbal medicines with families in mind. We believe each person possesses the capacity to heal themselves, and we offer support, guidance, and medicines made from the earth that allow one to move back into balance – mind, body, and spirit.
Trevor Mann, like the ecological systems he mimics in his permaculture design, is a shifting mosaic. Trevor grew up in Hoover, Al, just across the railroad track and mere miles from the land that would become Walden Farmacy. Always a little different in his thinking, Trevor knew the conventional path was not for him so he began saving for a cross-country road trip after high school. His travels shifted him and opened his eyes to his greater possibilities in life. Upon returning from his trip, Trevor pursued a spiritual path with a general idea that he was here to bring healing to the earth. When a friend introduced Trevor to permaculture a fire within him was lit that would soon take over and become not only his career, but also his passion. After meeting Joanna and pursuing market gardening for a year, an auspicious mushroom find yet again shifted Trevor’s focus into growing herbs. Trevor received permaculture design training from Cliff Davis and Jennifer Albanese at Spiral Ridge Permaculture and will begin herbal studies with Phyllis Light in 2019.
At Walden Farmacy we believe in giving back to our communities, to the earth, and to causes we believe in. We donate a minimum of 1% of our sales every quarter to a different non-profit.
July – September of 2019 we will be giving back to Manitou Cave of Alabama, which is, in our opinion, the most sacred site in the state of Alabama. Nestled in a forested hillside, Manitou Cave is a hidden treasure with a rich history and ancient geological origins. The magic of Manitou is best experienced because all explanations fall short. The mission of Manitou Cave is to respect and protect this historic, sacred site through conservation and education so that the cave, land and water are preserved for visitors and wildlife, as a place of peace. https://www.manitoucaveofal.org
Past donations have gone to:
Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network
The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) is a grassroots network of farmers, consumers, and agriculture-related organizations, all committed to promoting sustainable agriculture in Alabama.
The Gray Bear Land Trust
The Gray Bear Land Trust Purchased 200 acres of pristine forest to prevent clear cutting and preserve for future generations .
Laurie Quesinberry of Bear Alchemy’s Plant Rescue Project
Laurie raced to save plants from a four lane road being cut to run through an area of heirloom forest.
The mission of Yoga Unbound is to cultivate the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ and people of color communities by providing accessible yoga that is rooted in social justice.
The Alabama Rivers Alliance
Alabama Rivers Alliance is a statewide network of groups working to protect and restore all of Alabama’s water resources through building partnerships, empowering citizens, and advocating for sound water policy and its enforcement.