Joyful Rootsis creating Plant Magic
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Thank you for your amazing support!! You are helping to support an herbal legacy, restoration and care of the natural world, and personal empowerment. This donation helps us to keep going and providing important wellness information. My gratitude is all yours!
Soil - Digital Zine Access
By supporting at this level you will receive the digital versions of the Plant Magic Zines, released every other month, and have access to general posts and bonus content like recipes, instructional videos, and more. You are also helping Joyful Roots to offset the cost and energy it takes to make medicine, and our emotional labor too! Thank you!!!
Blossom - Plant Magic Mailer
At this level you get:
*Plant Magic Creations and a printed Plant Magic Zine mailed to you every other month (~60 days).
*Access to the Digital PDF of every Plant Magic Zine as it becomes available.
*Access to general posts, updates, and bonus content like recipes, instructional videos, and more.
About Joyful Roots
Hello friend,Let me start by saying, I have huge amounts of gratitude that you are here! When you find a passion that you want so eagerly to share with the world because you know it will change people's lives for the better, support from the community in all forms is crucial. I know from personal experience that plants are amazing allies for our healing and life journeys, and I want to do what I can to enrich your lives with a little more botanical magic and well-being.
A little about me:I’ve been working with plants since as early as I can remember – making “magical plant stew” in my childhood backyard and becoming friends with the Rushes and Paper Birch in the Michigan forests. Looking back, I can see that my decision to get a Master’s in Landscape Architecture, was an attempt to reconcile my love for art, plants, and my background in civil engineering. After moving to rural Arizona, giving birth to and mothering my son, and experiencing a health crisis, I was divinely guided to herbalism where I rekindled a deep and enthralling passion for plants. Through the plants, I have become empowered with my own health and wellness and now I feel called to share this empowerment with others. The plants pulled me in to their magic and I am forever theirs…
What is Joyful Roots?Joyful Roots is a botanical wellness brand created by me, Kimberly Kling, a vitalist herbalist, herb grower, and lover of plants...but I feel it's even more than that. Why? Because wellness isn't just taking an herb to fix a problem. Wellness is multifaceted and multidimensional. The path to wellness isn’t linear and healing gifts can come in so many forms: a walk at sunset, a snuggle from a cat, toes dug into salty sand, homemade wholesome dinners, a laugh with a child, tea shared with a friend, and of course, the many and multitudinous gifts from our botanical friends. My vision is that Joyful Roots is a place filled with ever-evolving creative offerings that stem from love, intention, joy, and a relationship with the botanical world. I’d love for you to be a part of that vision.
Why become a patron of Joyful Roots?My passion is to help you cultivate more of the inner joy which grows from connection to the natural world and a deep honoring of your own worthiness for self-care. I am here to offer you tools, both physical and informational, to bring yourself into greater alignment with your joy and support you on your wellness journey. Some of those tools may take the form of recipes, blog posts, PDF downloads, audio clips & videos, physical goods, private consultations, and more, depending on which level you are supporting and how this develops.
Your patronage directly supports planting and cultivation experiments with native southwestern medicinal plants on our land; the continuation of an herbal legacy among women and the passing on of information crucial for the well-being of humanity; the dissemination of herbal information and classes to my community both online and offline; wildlife and pollinator support on our land and the regeneration of vital forest ecosystems through the planting of trees in the tropics; creation, supplies, packaging for herbal products; and the expansion of these herbal products so that you and more of our community may benefit.
Here is a quick overview of what I am offering:
Joyful Roots Ranch is located at the intersection of both the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, in the high desert nestled next to the Huachuca Mountain Range. The amount of biodiversity present here is astounding, which may be shocking to hear if you haven’t visited or lived in the Southwest. What’s more, much of the plant life is incredibly unique. As I continue to learn about the plant inhabitants of this region, I am astounded at the abundance and gifts that are shared with us! The world over, humans have always relied on plants for health and wellness, and the desert regions are no different. In fact, there is an incredible amount to be explored here.
Blossom Level - Plant Magic Box & Zine Delivered To Your Mailbox Every Other Month (U.S. Only)
As I continue to develop my relationship with the plants and hone my herbalism skills, I find myself ever more entranced with the plants growing right at my feet. Unique native plants, common invasive weeds, and the plants I cultivate in my garden all have offerings to share with us. With this in mind, I also find myself becoming more embodied within the seasonal changes of this landscape. It’s so grounding and healing to be connected with the Earth in this way.
What’s more, our garden is growing and becoming more filled with beautiful medicinal herbs! I’m learning which plants enjoy sharing the land with us and tending to these friends with a lot of love. As the abundance in the garden grows, I am fueled with new ideas on how to share these gifts!
For these reasons, I am feeling the pull to bring in more seasonal, ephemeral, and bioregional offerings for my customers as well. This feels so good and opens us to a fun world of possibilities and plant magic! Can you imagine how fun it would be to be surprised with a freshly handcrafted, extremely high-quality, totally original, love-infused herbal wellness creation delivered right to your mailbox every other month?*
I am making creations like delicious herbal teas, tasty herbal elixirs, health-enhancing tinctures, herb-infused body and face oils, inspiring aromatics, silky salves and balms, sudsy artisanal soaps, sensual sprays and mists, and maybe even some sweet herbal treats! There are so many possibilities and each creation will be a delightful surprise made in large part from Southwest regional Botanics and many from my own garden!
Each package will also contain a write-up on the herb that is featured in that specific creation so that you can get to know that herb on an even deeper level. You will be experiencing the herb in your mind as well as your senses! The zine will also include extras like additional recipes, folklore, ritual ideas, and more. Because of my own ancestry and spirituality, and in an effort to be conscientious about appropriation and respectful to cultures that are not my own, much of this information will be of Celtic/European origin.
This is also a wonderful way to support bioregional herbalism, regenerative agriculture, plant, and wildlife diversity, women-run small business, and your own health and wellness! You can participate in Plant Magic by becoming a patron at the $15.15/month level this includes my costs & time, fees and shipping). At this level, you will receive an exclusive and freshly created herbal item mailed to you during the first week of every other month (Please make sure to provide your correct mailing address), an herbal deep-dive Plant Magic Zine, everything from the Soil level, plus my unending love to you, beautiful human!
Note: The deadline to sign up for Plant Magic Mailers is the 24th two months ahead of time. This will allow me the time to package the items and mail by the ship date, which is the first week of the Month. For instance, those of you who sign up by Oct 24th will receive December's shipment at the beginning of December. You will be charged by Patreon on the first day of each month.
*Sorry, Monthly Plant Magic can only ship to the U.S. due to shipping costs and restrictions. Please select the appropriate tier for your location. Joyful Roots is not responsible for extra duties, taxes, or other fees when shipping to Canada. Thanks!
Soil and Seedling LevelYour support is so appreciated!! Herbalism is a path of love and service, and added support is often needed to provide for all of the tasks involved, from growing and harvesting plants, to making remedies, to learning, marketing, teaching, and providing consultations. You are helping to provide me the ability to offer more herbal support to my community and avoid having to get a "day job." We try to give back in many ways, and occasionally that looks like offering sliding scale consultations and free or low-cost remedies to those who cannot afford to buy them. Your financial support means that I can keep giving back in many and more ways!
Soil gives life to plants, just as financial resources can give life to community herbalism. Joyful Roots has a mission of supporting our local and global community. By supporting at this level you are helping Joyful Roots to offset the cost and energy it takes to make medicine, and our emotional labor too. At this level, you will receive all of the general posts and fun musings, plus a reusable 10% off coupon to the shop for every order you purchase! You will also receive the PDF version of the Plant Magic Zines that are included in the "PLANT MAGIC" level. Thank you!!!
Thank you for your amazing support!! You are helping to support an herbal legacy, restoration and care of the natural world, and personal empowerment. This donation helps us to keep going and providing important wellness information. At this level, you will receive access to the basic information posted here, along with updates and fun nature-related musings. You will also receive a one-time-use 20% off coupon to the Joyful Roots Shop. Of course, you will also receive my love and unending gratitude! My gratitude is all yours!
Thank you for supporting herbal empowerment!