Botanical Awakenings

is creating culinary magic & plant alchemy

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Seed
reward item
$8
per month
In the beginning, there is but a seed. Full of infinite possibility, dense nutrition, and vast information. Your contribution here ignites the beginning phases of this journey. 

In the realm of Seed, you gain access to:
- Weekly recipes with photos
- Weekly reflections, plant-centric inspirations, and curated resources

  • Patron-only updates
  • Chat community
Root
reward item
$15
per month
Rooting down. Gathering essential nutrients and grounding this shared vision deep into the earth. 

In the realm of Root, you gain access to:
- Weekly recipes with photos
- Weekly reflections, plant-centric inspirations, and curated resources
- Monthly/bi-monthly videos and other creative multi-media offerings
- 10% off all Botanical Kitchen online products


  • Patron-only updates
  • Chat community
Leaf
reward item
$25
per month
Leafing out! Drinking sunshine, making magic. Your support in this tier helps the vision grow upward and outward. 

In the realm of Leaf, you gain access to:
- Weekly recipes with photos
- Weekly reflections, plant-centric inspirations, and curated resources
- "medicine of the moment" gift (6 per year, $100+ annual value). This includes a rotating selection of elixirs, infused honeys and vinegars, and other special gifts.
- 10% off all online products from the Botanical Kitchen
- Monthly/bi-monthly videos and other creative multi-media offerings 
  • Patron-only updates
  • Chat community

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About

Welcome to Botanical Awakenings! An inspirational exploration of culinary magic, plant alchemy, and earth-based vitality.

Guided by Taryn Michele (founder of The Botanical Kitchen), this is a deep dive into a unique realm of slow food creation, plant play, incantations of the heart, and radical healing. This project is an invitation to slow down, drop into the senses, and together remember the patterns that weave us back into relation with the Earth, with one another, and with our true selves. 

Choose your membership tier (Seed, Root, Leaf, Flower or Fruit) to gain access to a unique trove of Botanical Kitchen recipes and "creative sparks", exclusive videos, curated resources, weekly reflections, musical musings, product discounts and more. The top three tiers (Leaf, Flower and Fruit) also include tangible gifts: monthly and seasonal product packages from the Botanical Kitchen and virtual Wellness Conversations* with Taryn.

This platform is the newest thread in The Botanical Kitchen web. Visit our main webpage here to learn more about this work. 

The Mission of Botanical Awakenings:
May this humble project be a conduit for radical healing and a bridge across divides. The ways in which we nourish ourselves are tightly interwoven with our ability to honor the earth, to honor the plants and the animals who feed us with such immense generosity, and to honor our body, mind, and spirit. From this most fundamental place of being human, may we learn to honor one another with a deeper appreciation for, and intimacy with, the mysterious cycle of life and death, joy and sorrow, light and shadow. May our creative awakenings guide us home. 

About Taryn Michele:
I am guided by a fierce belief in radical self-healing, earth alchemy, magical phenomena, and folk knowledge. I was brought up in the desert suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. At 18, I left for the high mountains of northern Arizona, and have since spent the entirety of my adult life in exploration of earth-based living, sustainable farming and gardening, plant medicine, and the slow food revolution. In 2013 and 2014, I completed two season-long internships on organic farms in the foothills of Colorado and on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. In 2016, after several years of self-study, I completed a 9-month herbalism and holistic wellness intensive at the California School of Herbal Studies. In Spring 2017, I founded The Botanical Kitchen here on Orcas Island as a culinary and plant medicine workshop series, which has since grown into a vibrant array of holistic food services and botanical wellness products. 

*About the Wellness Conversations:
I am not a certified nutritionist, therapist, coach, nor other clinical practitioner.
I do not give clinical advice, diagnose, nor prescribe specific "protocols", diets, quick fixes, "this herb for that problem" etc.

I am an empath, a plant alchemist, a holistic chef, an artist, and a dreamer. 
I have a deep well of lived experiences, many profoundly beautiful and some incredibly painful, which guide my desire to support others on their own healing paths. I walk through my own healing every day, slow and steady, and offer a mirror of possibilities. I arrive just as I am, and invite you to do the same. In our conversations, your own unique curiosities, needs, and desires will guide our journey together. I have a wealth of knowledge about whole food preparation, earth connection, and herbal alchemy, but I gladly hold space for a diverse range of inquiry.

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