It was a cold miserable afternoon in mid January 2010 when Broad Oak Herbs came into being.

A co-opeartive, that will be specialising in the production of medicinal herbal tinctures for practising herbalists, together with other holistic, eco friendly projects, including opening the medicinal herb garden up to the public for educational purposes.

It is the only one we know of in Essex. A great place to hold workshops and gatherings in all things. A straw bale community centre is also being built as a place in which to hold many events and workshops in subjects such as herbalism, yoga, permaculture, shamanism and anything else we can think of.

We have been hard at work with the soil, plants and polytunnel and will keep you updated on our progress! We grow organically, are flirting with biodynamics and are growing our herbs using the philosophies learnt from Findhorn and Perelandra (working with nature intelligence).