Here at Nourish Farm, we love, love, love working with other local or small businesses; especially businesses that are in line with our values and lifestyle. We also love sharing resources that have helped us on our journey to living a more autonomous and healthy life.
Scroll down to see a list of products, books, resources & businesses we support and utilize and would love to share with you. (We may get a small percentage of the sale if you purchase through some of these links. These are all resources, companies and products I 100% stand behind and have used myself.)
RESOURCES FOR FARMING & GARDENING & HOMESTEADING & PERMACULTURE
+ Charles Dowding YouTube - I used to spend hours watching his gardening videos and learned so much! He practices no till and very intensive crop rotation and spacing- great for gardening and farming on a small scale.
+ No Till Growers - lots of great information and tips on growing no-till
+ Permaculture Women's Guild: courses, info and resources. I love that it is led by women!
+ Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm - look him up (books, courses, videos) for all things regenerative farming
+ White Oak Pastures - amazing farm - amazing resource on regenerative farming on a large scale
+ Bootstrap Farmer - great supplies and resources for small farmers and gardeners. Also where we purchased our greenhouse kit from. Great videos on how to build a hoophouse/greenhouse.
+ Rareseeds - my favorite seed company for heirloom seeds
+ High Mowing Organic Seeds - another great place to purchase seeds for veggies and cover crops
+ Johnny's Seeds - great place to purchase bulk seeds and a lot of small farming supplies & tools
+ Floret Flower - gorgeous flower seeds & support a great woman owned business
+ Garlic Gods - where I purchase my garlic seeds every year
+ The Independent Farmstead by Beth & Shaun Dougherty: I read this very quickly and it is probably my favorite farming/homestead book I've ever read.
+ The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka: an amazing and thought provoking book, we should all read once.
+ Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepard: great info on the flaws of modern farming with solutions for moving forward with a permaculture mindset
SOME FAVORITE BRANDS & PRODUCTS
+ Mountain Rose Herbs - use my affiliate link to shop for bulk herbs, hydrosols, carrier oils and more. Their site also has a lot of great resources and herbal/skin care recipes.
+ Jungmaven - use this link and get $21 off your first purchase! These are my all time favorite t-shirts. They have amazing hemp clothing and hemp/cotton blend clothing. Made in CA & really great quality, soft and beautiful colors.
+ Lenok Linen - my go-to Etsy shop for linen pants, shorts, sheets and duvet covers! Shipping takes a bit since they are in Europe, but totally worth the wait.
+ Oddbird - get one of their robes! You won't regret it. Perfect for a postpartum mama or as a gift.
+ Avocado Mattresses: safe, non-toxic, beautiful mattresses of all sizes
+ Le Creuset: my go-to cooking vessels. The braiser is my favorite for making lamb shanks and osso buco
+ Mother's Best Liver Pills: if you can't eat fresh liver, this is the next best thing.
RESOURCES FOR WOMEN / MOTHERS / PREGNANCY / POSTPARTUM
+ Innate Traditions
COURSES/RESOURCES FOR MOTHERHOOD/FAMILIES
This FREE class taught by the amazing Rachelle Garcia Seliga of Innate Traditions & Carly Rae Beaudry is what every mother should listen to! Deep knowledge on key nutritional components for optimal health for baby and mama. Even if you've already had all your babies, this is still so important and will open your eyes to so much truth. Be a well nourished woman.
The most comprehensive & evidence based course on physiological birth out there. I went through this course during my most recent pregnancy and LEARNED SO MUCH, and I already thought I had a lot of knowledge around natural birth & pregnancy. This course helped me find the rest of the confidence and knowledge I personally needed to freebirth our 3rd child.
+ Go Diaper Free - Elimination Communication - use NOURISHFARM10 for a 10% discount on all books & mini-courses.
From Godiaperfree.com - "All babies for all of human history have been pottied from birth (except the last 200 years). Your baby was born signaling to use the potty (you just didn't know what it meant).
Elimination Communication is a gentle, non-coercive way to respond to a baby’s natural hygiene needs, from as early as birth. Like all mammals, human babies instinctually resist soiling themselves, their sleep space, and their caregivers, and they clearly communicate about it from birth. With EC, we learn baby's signals and natural rhythms and assist them with this process until they naturally gain independence (usually by 9-18 months of age)."
We have practiced elimination communication, or EC, with our now-2-year-old (since birth) and our now-3-month-old (since birth). Our 2 year old was potty independent by 18 months. It has taught me amazing things about the wisdom of babies. I have learn we rarely give babies the credit they deserve for how wise they already are. It helped me to become even more attuned to my children's needs. Also, once I learned this method, it was really hard for me to go back to just "letting them poop in their diapers".
Andrea, as a mother of several children, has a super realistic and laid back approach that I really love. I highly recommend this book as well as her potty training book (see next point).
+ Tiny Potty Training Book (18-30+ months) - use NOURISHFARM10 for a 10% discount on all books & mini-courses.
When our second son was about 18 months old, and I was pregnant with our third, I decided I wanted him potty independent before the new baby arrived. Since we had already been using EC, but he had not been great with it since he started crawling/walking so early, I purchased Andrea's potty training book. It took 2 hard weeks of staying very consistent and watching him like a hawk, but her method worked very well! He was out of diapers 100% within 2 weeks and pretty much taking care of going on his own within a month.
If you are wanting to potty train your older baby or toddler, I would recommend using this book and her method. Again, she encourages respect of the child and the fact that they really don't want to be soiling themselves all the time. We did not use treats or prizes but created an atmosphere where he was internally motivated and wanted to be a "big boy" on his own!
Arielle has created some beautiful products and compiled so much wisdom into her hair healing series. If you are not sure how to go about "no poo" (which is not using commercial shampoos and conditioners to cleanse and moisturize your hair), then her "The No Poo Method" PDF is for you! It's full of herbal wisdom, sample schedules, methods & recommendations for all hair types. She also has "Sovereign Curls" for curly haired people.