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Sustainable Methods

How are the plants are sustainably harvested?

Medicinal and edible plants are wild crafted with respect and the intention to maintain and grow the population. While gathering wild plants, only 10% of a plant population is harvested in a season to ensure there is no overharvesting. Plants are often gathered during times of abundance while some years, they are left alone to allow growth. Because of the unpredictable nature of harvesting wild plants, products are only available seasonally and are limited edition!   

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The Harvesting Herbalist

Who is Lauren and why did she start Bear Kin Botanicals?

Lauren has been wild harvesting plants and eating from her natural landscapes for over a decade. She is a herbalist, naturalist and budding willow basket maker. For years, she spent her time outside in nature working as a wildlife technician and nature connection educator, before the pandemic left her jobless in the rural Vermont forests. In a time of isolation with her friends, she was motivated to aligned with her passion and make a living. Along her journey, she interacted with a young black bear who became symbolic to her vision of wild crafted seasonal products.    

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Wild Lands & Natural Gardens

Where are our products are harvested and grown?

Our products are harvested from pristine areas away from pollution and pesticides. Most are harvested from rural natural areas or parks throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Cultivated herbs & plants are gathered on Lauren's family farm Cannivera. Any outsourced ingredients are local, organic or natural to ensure the highest quality.