The Manifest Nest will NOT be at The Beaches Green Market today!

Sorry for any inconvenience, but I will not be at the Beaches Green Market today, although it is still happening, so get yourself out there and support your local farmers and artisans!

If you need something from me, I will be available by appointment to get you your herbal needs. So call, text or email me and we can arrange a time for you to come by.

I will be at the Midweek Market in Atlantic Beach, Wednesday, May 23rd from 3-6pm, so maybe I will see you there.

Again, I apologize for any inconvenience, and I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

 

 

Making Calendula Balm Class

There is still time to sign up for tomorrow’s Making Calendula Balm Class. Come and learn about this wonderful healing plant, and leave with a lovely and incredibly healing calendula balm that you made yourself!

Here’s a bit more about the class below!

Calendula is a beautiful, edible flower, that has so many amazing medicinal qualities – it is an herb everyone should know a little something about!

In this class we will be making one of the most versatile and healing balms in the herbalist’s medicine chest.

Calendula is known for its amazing ability to promote cell repair and growth – helping it to quickly and effectively heal wounds. It is antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, making it great to use on burns, bruises, sores, cuts, scrapes, rashes and skin infections. It is particularly effective for slow-healing wounds and skin ulcers.

This herb is not only strong, but it is also gentle. It is an excellent balm for new mom’s as it is very effective and safe as a nipple cream, as well as having a myriad of uses for baby, such as cradle cap and diaper rash.

Calendula balm is truly an herbal remedy no one should be without.

You will leave this class with your own 2oz tin of Calendula Balm, as well as a small jar of calendula infusing in olive oil to make another batch in the future.

Space is limited so sign up HERE today!

Class cost: $35 including tax and materials

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

What Time: 1pm to 3pm

Where: The Manifest Nest, 805 Amberjack Ln. Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Class size: 8 people

Teacher: Heather Sheppard

For more information or questions please call Heather Sheppard at 808-782-5406 or email themanifestnest@gmail.com

REFUND POLICY:

A full refund will be given if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance, or if the event is cancelled.

If you cancel within 48 hours your fee can be transferred to the next Herbal Class that is held. It can only be transferred to the very next event and cannot be transferred more than once.

No refunds or transfers for same day cancellations.

Special Event Thursday at Omnisara Labyrinth & Gardens!

Exploring Herbal Tea: Labyrinth Walk & Bring Your Own Picnic Lunch

Thursday, April 12th from 11am to 1pm

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At this event The Manifest Nest will be providing some lovely herbal tea to share, while discussing the benefits of incorporating herbal teas into our everyday lives, and the benefits of doing so in a mindful way.

Join Constance Frankenberg and Heather Sheppard, herbalist at The Manifest Nest, for a bring your own picnic lunch, open labyrinth walk, and information on herbal tea.

Bring your lunch and join other interested members of the Omnisara labyrinth community as they enjoy a day of exploring herbal tea, good conversation, and a relaxed meal together.

$5 Suggested Donation
No RSVP is required for this event.

Omnisara Labyrinth & Gardens,
414 Third Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Please contact Constance Frankenberg at 1.800.588.3659 with any questions.

Spring Equinox Blessings

Hello friends,

I wanted to write a quick note sharing my love and blessings with you for this beautiful Spring Equinox.

Many of us here in Florida have been having some crazy storming weather, and much of the south has been under tornado warnings. My prayers of love and protection go out to each of you. And at the same time many up north are having more snow dumped on them as I write this so I also send prayers of love and protection to each of them as they move through the snow.

However, I wanted to honor today by reminding each of you to take note of the seasons, no matter the weather, as it is a pattern of light and dark. Today that light and dark is in a place of balance.

To honor that in your everyday life I recommend you take a moment to see where the sunsets in the sky, and tomorrow notice where it comes up. Make this a daily ritual. It will bring you insight into the natural rhythms of this beautiful universe we live in and connect you to nature in a mindful way.

Kind thoughts,

Heather– xoxo

 

 

It’s a beautiful day for the Farmer’s Market!

It is a amazingly gorgeous day today! A stark change from the cold and windy Saturdays past.

Come on out to the Beaches Green Market at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach from 2-5p.

I have all your health and wellness needs! A fresh batch of Elderberry Syrup, Immuni-Tea, and Anti-Inflammatory Tea. As well as other lovely herbal needs.

 

New Moon Women’s Gathering Tonight!

Tonight we will be gathering together to set our intentions under the Aquarius New Moon Solar Eclipse!

The theme is One Door Closes and Another Door Opens!

There’s still room and a bit of time to sign up! Go to New Moon Women’s Gathering to get your tickets before it’s too late!

Aphrodisiac Tea – Perfect for that Special Someone!

Today I will be at the Midweek Market in Atlantic Beach with free samples of my lovely Aphrodisiac Tea. I’ll be there from 3-6p.

This tea blend is a mix of lovely herbs to increase vitality and set the mood.

Oats, both oatstraw and oat tops, are both a nutritive tonic, increasing vitality body, mind and spirit, and a strong sexual tonic for both men and women.

Damiana has a long standing reputation as an aphrodisiac. It is known to increase blood flow to the loins which can benefit both men and women. It is also useful as an aphrodisiac when a lack of interest is caused by anxiety and depression.

Ashwagandha Root is known to improve energy. It is prized for its ability to normalize the bodies sex hormones and has been known to increase fertility.

Hibiscus has many health benefits, specifically its full of antioxidants and vitamin C, supports upper respiratory health and is a useful circulatory and heart tonic. In this blend it adds a beautiful pink color and tart flavor.

Lastly we have Ginger. Ginger is used for it warming medicinal qualities, increasing blood flow, warming the body from the inside out, and as a sexual tonic as it also increases blood flow to the loins. It is also used for its spicy flavor.

This blend is both beautiful, effective and delicious. Get your sweetheart some today!

Farmer’s Market Today!

We are at the Beaches Green Market today in Neptune Beach at Jarboe Park from 2-5p. Come get your herbal products!

This Saturday, Making Elderberry Syrup Class!

There’s still room in this Saturday’s Making Elderberry Syrup Class!

In this class we will be making our own Elderberry Syrup.

Elderberry Syrup is one of the most esteemed cold and flu remedies in herbal medicine.

Elderberries are known for their fabulous immune-enhancing properties. They are also antiviral and have been known to reduce the duration of flu symptoms to mere days. They are also excellent at clearing mucus from the sinuses and reducing inflammation in the respiratory system.

Elder flowers are an excellent diaphoretic, meaning they help induce sweating, which helps the body reduce fevers.

Combined with raw, local honey and other excellent immune-enhancing, anti-viral, warming and calming herbs like Echinacea, Ginger, Cloves and Chamomile you can make an excellent syrup that even the most finicky people in your life will willingly take.

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In this class you will make a 4oz bottle of Elderberry Syrup from start to finish, like the one pictured above. You will learn the medicinal properties of the herbs you will use. As well as, have a basic understanding of how to make medicinal syrups that are honey based, which can be applied to other medicinal syrups such as cough syrup, hibiscus or ginger syrups. You will also leave with a booklet that contains the Elderberry Syrup recipe and everything else you learned in the class for future reference.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP TODAY!

Click HERE to get your ticket and reserve your spot!

CLASS COST: $35 — INCLUDING TAX AND MATERIALS

WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 2017

WHAT TIME: 1PM TO 3PM

WHERE:
THE MANIFEST NEST
805 AMBERJACK LN.
ATLANTIC BEACH, FL 32233

CLASS SIZE: 8 PEOPLE

TEACHER: HEATHER SHEPPARD

For more information or questions please call Heather Sheppard at 808-782-5406 or email themanifestest@gmail.com or visit our website at www.themanifestnest.com

My husband and I are in the latest edition of Edible Northeast Florida Magazine!! And we’re so excited!! 

Yesterday, we got our copy of Edible Northeast Florida Magazine to see that we made the cut! We had been contacted by them in December to do a photoshoot on backyard chickens, and were excited to see how our little urban homestead and our beautiful hens would be portrayed!

Well, it came out lovely! We are so excited to be representing sustainable, backyard, local food systems in our community. And I love that my husband, Lang, grabbed the pitchfork for a modern take on the famous “American Gothic.”

All the ladies, except Marigold, got a cameo. They’ve been well rewarded for their modeling skills with grub worms, sunflower seeds and scratch!

At The Manifest Nest we do more than just herbs. We believe in sustainable health not just from herbal support, but from food as medicine.

Today, we will be at the Beaches Green Market with lots of lovely herbal support. After a few freezes we will not have any garden produce today, but we will have a fresh batch of Fire Cider Tonic and Fire Cider Tonic Especial, fresh batches of Immuni-Tea and Inner Peace Tea and lots of other goodies to keep you happy and well as the weather changes and our bodies adapt.

The Beaches Green Market is today, Saturday 1/20 from 2-5pm at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach. We will have extra copies of Edible Northeast Florida as we always do, even when we aren’t in it, so come on by and say hello!

 

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