Wild and Wise is an Herbal CSA in Humboldt County,CA. We are located in Petrolia, CA on the Lost Coast. Our goal is to provide access to local herbs to the community. Our hand-made products are crafted using as many locally-sourced herbs as possible from our communities' home gardens, ethically wild crafted, and from Wild and Wise's garden space. Our main focus is on our seasonal CSA packages, but we also have individual herbal products available.
This project started as a HUGE idea in 2011 fueled by the ideas and creativity of many people. Over the years, our goals have become more focused and clear. Starting small with a focus on the CSA shares and local herbs was key! We now offer shareholder spaces at the beginning of every year, with the first CSA package being available each spring.
Providing affordable, local herbal medicine to the community is the main goal of this project. The ways in which we meet this goal is by harvesting plants which are grown in our community, our local area and our home gardens. We also offer our shareholder spaces on a sliding scale basis (income based) to make sure they are affordable to the community.
Nicole Gagliano is a clinical herbalist, who studied at The Northwest School for Botanical Studies with Christa Sinadinos. She has also studied with other herbalist from around the country, honing her "herby" skills. She is also the product maker, wild crafter, formulator, and herbalist for WIld and Wise.