Erin's Meadow Herb Farm
We Love Having You Here!
Erin's Meadow Herb Farm began as a weekend business for Kathleen (Kathy) Erin Burke-Mihalczo and husband John T. Mihalczo Jr.
Twelve acres of land located just outside the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee turned into a home based business selling fresh cut herbs at local farmers markets.
Cold frames grew into three greenhouses, and herbal display gardens were built over the first five years. Greenhouse plant production produced thousands of herbs, some varieties rarely seen for sale at the time.
Herbal education programs were held outside in the gardens under a tent and brought gardeners and cooks alike to the herb farm, eager to learn herb growing methods and culinary techniques. Interest in plant based medicine resurfaced and Erin's Meadow Herb Farm became a local source for herbal medicine makers.
In 2005 the herb shop and kitchen classroom were constructed. Herbal education classes and workshops expanded. A large production garden was built to grow herbs and vegetables used in classes. 2005 also brought the first wedding held in the herb gardens. The years to follow brought film crews to the farm from Jewelry Television, PBS, and local Knoxville TV stations.
Erin's Meadow Herb Farm is dedicated to the beauty, usefulness, and enjoyment of herbs! We love sharing our knowledge and passion for herbs with friends and clients!
Here is what we are growing for 2019
We cannot guarantee this plant inventory.
We are open to the public daily and can easily sell out of a particular crop.
Please call to confirm availability. We may also have a few varieties not listed here, so please inquire.
We are the happiest when you are!
HERBS AND PERENNIALS
Locate traditional medicinal herbs, coveted culinary herbs, herbs for pollinators, ornamental herbs, and flowering perennials here.
Seasonal vegetable plants, berry crops, annual flowers, sedum and succulents, woodland ferns, and hosta complete our wonderful plant selection but are not listed.
New selections for 2019 in bold
Anemone, Pink Charm
Agastache (Anise Hyssop)
Agastache 'Kudos Coral'
Asclepias tuberosa limited)
Aster Snow Flurry
Astilbe Peach Blossom
Astilbe, Red Sentinel
Baptisia, False Blue Indigo
Basil, African Blue
Basil Dolce Fresca
Basil, Greek Columnar (limited)
Basil, Herbalea Wild Magic
Basil Lemon, 'Mrs. Burns'
Basil, Pesto Perpetuo
Basil, Purple Ruffles
Basil, Sweet Genovese
Basil, Sweet Thai
Basil, Tuscany (lettuce leaf)
Bee Balm, Red 'Jacob Cline'
Blanket Flower 'Arizona Sun'
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Buddleia 'Buzz Night'
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Catmint 'Cat's Pajamas'
Chives, Garlic (limited)
Columbine, 'Winky Double Red'
Coreopsis 'Lil Bang Daybreak'
Echinacea, 'Tomato Soup' (mid- late summer)
Eucalyptus, Silver Dollar
Eucalyptus, Silver Drop
Eucalyptus 'Steel Towers'
Gaura 'Passionate Rainbow'
Germander, Upright (limited)
Hesperis (sweet rocket)
Hops 'Mt. Hood' (limited)
Horehound Marrubium vulgare)
Lavender, 'Anouk Supreme'
Lavender 'Bandera Pink'
Lavender 'Blue Spear'
Lavender, Mini Blue'
Lavender 'Platinum Blonde'
Lavender 'Provence White'
Lavender 'Sweet Romance'
Milkweed, Common (limited)
Mint, Corsican (limited)
Mint 'Hillary's Lemon'
Mint, Spearmint 'Kentucky Colonel'
Monarda 'Jacob Cline'
Oregano, 'Hot and Spicy'
Oregano, Mexican (limited)
Passiflora incarnata (limited)
Sage, Silver Clary (limited)
Sage, Mexican Bush
Sage, Tri Color
Savory, Summer (limited)
Savory, Winter Creeping
Tarragon, Mexican Mint Marigold
Thyme, Golden Variegated
Thyme, Yellow Transparent
Thyme, Silver Edge Lemon
Thyme Spicy Orange
Yarrow, 'Cerise Queen'
Yarrow, Native White
Yarrow, 'Sassy Summer Lemon'
Our plants are grown using all natural methods, and all our gardens flourish without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. We were organic before organic was cool!
Our collection of basils, lavenders, oreganos and thymes is unmatched in East Tennessee.
We offer a good selection of medicinal herbs for the backyard apothecary, and teach how to grow, harvest and use them in our classes.
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ERIN'S MEADOW HERB FARM CLASS SCHEDULE
Events at Erin's Meadow Herb Farm!
December 21, Saturday 2:00 - 4:00
Join Us for Hot Holiday Cider and Herbal Cookies - Free!
Stop in this Saturday afternoon between 2:00 - 4:00 for a hot cup of our hand blended organic mulled cider and sample our herbal cookies (we’ll be happy to share the recipes). Browse the herb shop for gifts and goodies. Stop in and receive a certificate for one free Demo/Class of your choice in 2020 - our holiday gift to you! (18 years and up, one per person)
Group Visits and Corporate Wellness Programs
Erin's Meadow Herb Farm Instructors
Kathy E. Burke Mihalczo
Owner of Erin's Meadow Herb Farm
Kathy is a community herbalist who started Erin's Meadow Herb Farm in 1995. Kathy teaches a variety of herbal education classes on growing herbs, using herbs in the kitchen, herbal and natural skin care, herbal teas, and herbal medicine making. Her classes are informative and fun!
Knoxville Culinary Artist/Instructor and Owner of The Savory Whisk
Amy shares her joyful spirit and incredible talent offering a variety of culinary classes in our beautiful kitchen classroom. Her students describe her dishes as uniquely delicious and truly memorable!
Come enjoy Amy's fun step-by-step cooking demonstrations, hands - on instruction, and delicious meals. Everyone takes home recipes and inspiration! http://www.thesavorywhisk.com
Creator at Dexter's Designs
Katherine grew up crafting, sewing and gardening with her mother and grandmother. Her craft business Dexter's Designs creates unique gifts that can be personalized for any occasion or person, no matter their age or gender. Katherine's cat Dexter was the inspiration for her company name. He is her one eyed wonder, assisting in most creations, or he at least supervises! Dexter's Designs continually seeks new and exciting crafting ideas to learn, create, and share.
Crow Caller writes about his life and journey---“In 1990 I began a journey of remembrance. Having come from a background of traditional Christian teachings, the study of world religions, and deep involvement with A Course in Miracles, I was led by Spirit to become active in the study and practice of Native American teachings and Shamanism. On this journey I expanded my studies to include Hawaiian and Celtic Shamanism. When researching my family history, I discovered a Native Cherokee Indian ancestry in my mother’s lineage that led me to a deeper appreciation and dedication to walking the Good Red Road. My Shamanic training comes from the teachings of Michael Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies as well as Huna (Hawaiian) Shamanism taught by Serge Kahili King. The Shamanic procedures I incorporate into my practice include Soul Retrievals, Shamanic Extraction, and Shamanic Counseling. I also facilitate hands-on workshops on these techniques.
In 1992 I met Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow (a Southern Ute), and Native American Elder Picuris Pueblo, and began yet another journey. Beautiful Painted Arrow gave his Teachings and Blessings for me to facilitate Sweat Lodges and to lead Dances based on his visions. Over the years I have been involved with the leadership and facilitation of Long Dances, Drum Dances, and Moon/Sun Dances in the United States and Australia. I also guide individual and group Vision Quests and teach explorations of the Medicine Wheel, modalities which provide experiential opportunities for life changes.
For the past ten years I have been actively involved in the ManKind Project USA, an international men’s network of interdependent centers. We are an order of men called to reclaim the sacred masculine for our time, through initiation, training, and action in the world
With Honor & Respect – Charles Patterson – Crow Caller
CoreyPine Shane, RH (AHG)
Director of the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine in Asheville, NC
CoreyPine has spent well over 20 years helping clients by artfully blending Chinese and Western herbal traditions with a focus on local plants. As a seasoned harvester, he has extensive knowledge of wild plants as well as medicine making. He is the author of the e-book, “Herbs for Pain,” has taught at many national herb conferences, and is a registered member of the American Herbalists Guild. CoreyPine believes that laughter is an essential part of any medicine chest, which is why he is a part of the “Wise Guy” school of healing
River Fern Bryant
Owner of River Song Massage and Herbs
River Fern Bryant has been holding space for cacao ceremonies for a few years and recently had the opportunity to be in Guatemala with the Cacao Shaman, Keith Wilson. Through her study of Plant Spirit Medicine, Native American Spirituality, Compassionate Communication, and Circling, River has developed a sweet, safe way to hold space for deep heart opening and healing through Cacao Ceremony.