Community Collaborators:

  • You can find Arise Botanials products on the shelf at Open Harvest Coop Grocery in the wellness aisle. This local gem has been a hub for good food and community for over 40 years.

  • Spiritus Vitae is an excellent source for expertly made, locally grown and crafted herbal remedies.

  • Nicholas Schnell, at the Four Winds Natural Healing Center in Omaha, specializes in difficult cases and chronic disease.

  • Prairie Star Botanicals provides locally sourced, high quality herbal products made in Blair, Neb.

  • Locally grown medicinal and culinary mushrooms available from Nebraska Mushroom

  • Tune into KZUM 89.3 fm every Wednesday from 11am-noon for How's It Growin' a live, call in radio show about all things food and plant related.

  • A lot of great information and downloadable pdf on plants, gardening and more is available from and Backyard Farmer


Plants were here first and have had a long time to figure things out. They live both above and below ground and hold the earth in place. Plants know how to make food from light and water. Not only do they feed themselves, but they can make enough to sustain the lives of all the rest of us. Plants are providers for the rest of the community and exemplify the virtue of generosity.
— Robin Wall Kimmerer