Contact Us: P.O. Box 913 West Tisbury MA 02575 USA 508.687.9600 email us
HERBAL IMMERSION & PLANT SPIRIT MEDICINE RETREAT
At this lovely one-day getaway (open to men and women) we'll delight in the enchantments and magic and myth and story and connection to the green world. We'll wander through the island's moist spring-damp trails to discover the freshest newest plants arising from the earth and the green tips on the shrubs and trees we call medicine (an enchanting way to discover "edibles and medicinals"!). We'll also gather on the woodland-sheltered deck of a lovely retreat house for a "playshop" where we'll indulge in all things sweet: herbal honeys!!! Together we'll make and sample a wide and enjoyable variety of honey-based herbal potions including syrups and elixirs and electuaries and of course we'll have LOTS of delicious teas and even samples of meditative herbs, as we'll learn about the special, sacred, holy plants that bless our ceremonies. We'll also relax and experience a light-hearted plant spirit meditation so you can begin your busy spring and summer with the grounding of connection to the natural world. This is the ultimate in relaxing, breathing deep the spring air, taking it easy and enJOYing the fresh plants!!!
Fun! Tasty! Completely relaxing. 9:45am until 4:30 pm, $125, bring a bag lunch. Registration is now open! Register here.
For more events and the summer's complete workshop schedule, click here.
We are thrilled to announce our new wonderful face care line, Grace Your Face, is now ready! We've had such a great time designing and testing these incredible Facial Cleansers, Clay Masks, Hydrating Serum, Toning Spritzer and Bath Salts!
Our interns and apprentices have thoroughly enjoyed smearing and cleansing and rinsing and blending...now the finished products are packaged in attractive recycled-glass apothecary jars and ready for you.
As always, we use mostly certified organic (and even edible!) ingredients and nothing is tested on animals; many of the new Grace Your Face care products are even 100% Vegan!
Click the tab in the bar at the right, or go here to get more details on these truly natural and nourishing products.
We are a family-operated, award-winning professional apothecary supplying top-quality herbal medicines and body care products.
We also train herbalists, providing apprenticeships, internships, and certification programs.
We teach nationally and lead fun educational workshops, retreats, and learning opportunities for corporations, nursing programs, herbal conferences, libraries, schools, etc.
Herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono speaks and teaches about natural health, herbal medicine, self-empowerment, and women's empowerment.
What makes us different? You can feel good purchasing from our family-operated business because:
We are NOT a second-party packager!
At Vineyard Herbs we painstakingly plant, cultivate, harvest and process the vast majority of the plants we use in our salves, syrups, liniments, vinegars, tinctures, glycerites, and some of the plants we blend in our original teas. We craft most of our products FROM SCRATCH using time-tested original formulas created by certified and traditional herbalist Holly Bellebuono. You can trust the Vineyard Herbs label to be premium-quality, family-grown, and unique.
Every product gets Holly's seal of approval.
We've spent more than 17 years learning what you want from your natural medicines: every single product is hand-made, hand-inspected, batched and recorded for quality assurance.
We use NOFA Certified Organic and wild-harvested ingredients whenever possible.
We grow and harvest most of our own herbs in our apothecary gardens and in the pristine fields and woodlands of our island, but those we can't are sourced from reputable, fair-trade growers and from companies who sell locally.
We practice what we preach.
We train apprentices and interns in the art and science of herbal medicine. We are members of United Plant Savers, Northeast Herbal Association, Martha's Vineyard Whole Health Alliance, and the American Herbalist Guild.
We keep our packaging to a minimum.
We do not engage in the wasteful practice of using excess boxes to contain a jar, or boxes to contain a bag. We use minimal packaging and we re-use shipping materials when we ship to you.
We are more than just an apothecary.
Author and instructor Holly Bellebuono teaches nationally and engages in community partnerships that educate, inspire and empower others. Her books are powerful resources for herbalists and healing arts practitioners. She also offers consultations, workshops and classes where you meet others who are also seeking a more holistic approach to medicine and a deeper connection with their community.
Holly trains others to continue the work.
Holly trains others and grants two types of herbal certification. She directs one of the most unique curricula in natural health: The Heritage & Healing Herbal Studies Program and confers Certificates in Herbal Formulary as well as a Community Herbalist Certification. This gateway curriculum will allow you to expand your expertise with confidence. For individuals and groups, Holly teaches gardening, harvesting, processing, good manufacturing practices, entrepreneurial leadership, community herbalism, anatomy and physiology, natural and women's health, family practice, positive self-empowerment, and more.
Our mission is to provide highest-quality herbal medicines, teas, and body care products while educating about and advocating for natural health and women's empowerment. Thank you for supporting this family business!
Whereas The Essential Herbal is a great kitchen-craft guide to making all sorts of herbal remedies and understanding the Essential Thirteen herbs, the new book -- The Authentic Herbal Healer -- is a slightly more advanced exploration of herbs from all over the world, with both traditional and clinical insights into their use and chemistry. The new book also contains a detailed materia medica with more than 130 herbs, a thorough glossary, and guidelines for dozens of edible wild plants.
Much gratitude to all of those who have hailed this book as "an inspiring and powerful treatise, " "warm and open", and "fascinating." I frequently hear that this book is now the one-and-only herbal medicine-making book people are keeping on their shelves, and for that I am grateful and humbled.
It's written for the passionate spirit who wants to delve into a few herbs and get to know them intimately. The 13 Essential Herbs I introduce here are those that I turn to again and again for their protective, nourishing and strengthening qualities, and these are the familiar herbs we all have access to.
Chock-full of recipes that can easily be made in the kitchen, from herbs easily found in the garden or backyard, The Essential Herbal is a friendly companion and the fun friend who pulls you by the hand and says, "Come on! Let's go outside and harvest and taste and then come back to make our goodies." The recipes are all based on a thorough chapter detailing the "method behind the madness," which explains in careful step-by-step instructions the philosophy and hands-on method for making a truly wide variety of traditional herbal medicines: tinctures, infusions, decoctions, syrups, honeys, vinegars, oxymels, salves, oils, salts, powders, and so much more.
These are the fun and fascinating hands-on experiences that will immerse you in herbal health and healing. Workshops, classes, immersions, retreats, and --- apprenticeships with Holly Bellebuono on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. Choose from 2-week and 12-week apprenticeships.
Click filename below to access file for all 2013 Events and Apprenticeship Schedules
Oh, I can't wait to get my copy of the latest Taproot...I really love sinking into the articles and artwork, and the theme of this one is "Dream." I am blessed to have my article in these pages, too, and I hope you enjoy it.
And did I mention?...I'll be teaching 2 classes at "a Taproot Gathering at Squam" this September!!! It's organized by Squam Art Workshops and will be a FULL 4-day retreat with wonderful teachers in a gorgeous location.
Registration for this inspiring event begins Monday April 8; to register for the event, click here.
Check out the latest print issue (Feb-March 2013) of parenting magazine KIWI!
Holly was interviewed for an article about natural and herbal remedies for teething babies. Herbs are a reliable, safe, and often enjoyable way to ease baby's teething pain.
An official member school of The American Herbalist Guild.
This distance learning program is a unique certificate-granting Program focusing on two specific interests: herbal formulary and craftsmanship, and the extraordinary heritage of herbal healing. A fantastic opportunity for the home herbalist, professional healing arts practitioner, and anyone interested in furthering their understanding of using herbs for healing the human body and nurturing the human spirit.
If you're interested in becoming a certified Community Herbalist, this is the training program for you. Combining The Heritage & Healing Herbal Studies Program with a hands-on 12-Week Seasonal Internship on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. Learn more.
We're honored to announce that Holly's book The Essential Herbal was lauded in the British family journal Juno Magazine, "A Natural Approach to Family Life." The kind editors there gave it a lovely review. You can read more about their family philosophies and great ideas for parenting here.
Holly was featured in the May/June 2012 issue of YANKEE MAGAZINE in the article "Guided Tours of Martha's Vineyard."
How to Use Herbs for Natural Health Audio CD Collection!
Discover practical methods for using herbs for five different body systems with this information-packed audio CD collection. Created for herbalists, midwives, alternative healers, individuals, and families, these easy-to-listen-to CDs are filled with advice on specific herbs for specific systems of the body.
NEW! Check out the latest Taproot Magazine issue, Wood. It's a beautiful publication. Holly's article "A Vigorous Sanctuary" is in the company of some truly lovely photography and inspiring words.
Our herbal honeys highlighted in Taproot magazine! Join our email list to be included in free recipes and information on making your own delicious creations.
FREE LABELS for your home-made remedies!!!!
You're warmly invited to download these labels from artist and illustrator Geninne Zlatkis from the book The Essential Herbal for Natural Health. Print them on label paper and enjoy using them on your bottles of salves, tinctures, teas, and more.
New! Mineral-Rich Iron Syrup, a rich supplement perfect for supporting the body and the blood, especially during and after menstruation.
Chock-full of freshly-harvested herbs traditionally used to nourish and strengthen the liver, this custom blend is extremely high in bio-available iron and other key minerals. Healthy liver function is critical to normal hormone function and general body metabolism. Healthy digestion depends on a healthy liver.
Traditionally, herbs such as dandelion root, yellow dock root, burdock root and milk thistle seed are used to support optimum liver function, and this syrup combines these botanicals with freshly-extracted dates and apricots to create a premium, highly-active mineral-rich supplement.
As always, we use only the freshest and most trusted ingredients, most of which we harvest ourselves in our herb and vegetable gardens on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Both 4 oz. and 8 oz. sizes available.
COACHING AND CONSULTATIONS
As a women's health specialist and Certified Professional Coach, Holly provides one-on-one phone consultations for men and women, and also offers a 9-week power-program for positive healing, helping women reach their business, health and personal goals.
Book Holly to for your next event; her slide documentary Our Healing Heritage profiles women healers from around the world. Or download Holly's speaker's sheet for a listing of her most popular lectures, round-tables, and workshops.
As a unique, full-service herbal apothecary based on Martha's Vineyard, Vineyard Herbs identifies, hand-harvests and hand-processes 85% of the plants in our remedies and hand-craft our herbal medicines and natural body and bath products.
We then blend and combine best-quality oils, alcohols, and bases to produce our signature and multiple-award-winning line of medicines, skin care treatments and delicious teas. We also provide apprenticeships, dynamic lectures and public speaking for conferences, and workshops throughout the United States.
We are owned and operated by herbalist Holly Bellebuono, MPA, CH, CPC, author of the books The Essential Herbal for Natural Health and The Authentic Herbal Healer: The Complete Guide to Herbal Formulary & Plant-Inspired Medicine for Every Body System. Holly is also the director of The Heritage & Healing Herbal Studies Program.
The following is a collection of clips from some of Holly's speaking engagements and interviews: