We have been cocreating this beautiful event since 2015, and each year it expands in beauty and usefulness to the greater community in need. As of 2019 this has been the primary fundraiser for our Herbalists Without Borders activities in Spokane. With monies raised we are able to provide herbal preparations in the form of teas, syrups, salves and more as offerings to women's & children's shelters, homeless relief shelters and the greater community in need.
Also, throughout the year we offer workshops to the community, for $10 (free for Guild Members), our funds pay for materials (plants, jars, mentrums et...) as well funding presenters that we bring in to provide workshops to the community.
We foster a lovely herbal market, artsy and otherwise rootsy vendors can be found at the Faire. We request handmade, ethically wildcrafted or organic goods, and choose to disallow multilevel marketing. Vendors pay a fee to participate, which supports Herbalists Without Borders.
We offer multiple workshops throughout the day. There is no extra charge for these, they are included with entry fee. Topics vary each year, some have included plant walks, native medicinals, tincturing, salve making, fire cider, the menstrual map, container herb gardening, herbs in permaculture, foraging wild foods ... and many more.
We aim to make our Faire family friendly. Children are magic and they are the next generation of herbalists, botanists and teachers. We provide an activity space complete with directions & supplies for creating. Also, we hope each year to have a face painter, (with earth & skin friendly paint), to add extra delight & imagination to the atmosphere.