About Us
QUEER OWNED & OPERATED
Gnome Grown Botanical Plants & Products
Alder Creek Botanicals is a queer owned & operated small farm dedicated to working with medicinal and botanical plants in a capacity that makes them directly available to our community. I offer Plant Starts, Cut Flowers, Fresh Culinary Herbs, Food Products, and Herbal Products, and will be expanding to educational classes and community events in the near future. I am an herbalist, gardener, queer, witch, kitchen nerd, activist, and above all, a human trying to find & share balance, love, and community.
 
The farm is in Scappoose, OR, where I live as part of a chosen family that includes a bunch of lovely people, a variety of birds, a couple goats, and an amazingly adorable, mostly deaf alpaca named "Snowball". Want to come visit? Give me a call to see if we can arrange a time.

Commited to Radical Values

I am committed to maintaining a consistant dialogue that drives our values and decisions. I focus on concepts like patriarchy, capitalism, class, colonialism, privelage, gender, community, anarchism, Co-Op models, magick, herbalism, love, and activism.

I believe that growing plants for food and medicine can be a radical act in itself. I believe that our history, as a culture of colonialism and industrial civilization, has created an uncountable amount of issues to deal with; including displacement from place, ancestry, and culture. I believe that working with plants ethically can help re-establish relationships with the land and other members of our ecosystem, and can contribute to decolonizing our minds and bodies.

Plants I Am Growing in 2016 For Starts and Cut Flowers
Vegetables:

Arugala:
Roquette

Beans:
Dragons Tongue (Bush), Compass (Bush),
Blue Lake (Pole), Kentucky Wonder (Pole),
Flambo (Shelling), Lady Di (Runner)

Broccoli:
Belstar, Umpqua

Cabbage:
Integro, Farao

Cantalope:
Minnesota Midget

Cucumber:
Marketmore (Salad), Double Yield (Pickle)
Lemon (Lemon)

Eggplant:
Traviata, Rosa Bianca

 
Kale:
Red Ursa, Nero Di Toscano, Red Ruffled, Wild Garden (Mix)

Lettuce:
Avicenna (Butterhead), Optima (Butterhead), Merlot (Loose), Encino (Loose), Bullet (Romaine), Truchas (Romaine), Wild Garden (Mix)

Mustard:
Wild Garden (Mix)

Orach:
Double Purple

 
Peas:
Oregon Sugar Pod II (Snow), Golden Sweet (Snow), Green Arrow (Shelling), Sugar Ann (Snap)
 
Peppers:
Early Jalapeno (Hot), Red Rocket Cayenne (Hot), Hungarian Hot Wax (Hot), Gatherers Gold (Sweet), Round of Hungary (Sweet), Sweet Chocolate (Bell), Staddon's Select (Bell), Sweet Sunrise (Bell)
 
Romanesco:
Veronica

Squash:
Dunja (Zuchinni), Yellow Crookneck (Summer), Y-Star (Patty Pan), Thelma Sanders (Winter), Butterscotch (Winter), Delicata (Winter), Gold Nugget (Winter)

Spinach:
Palco, Bloomsdale Savoy
 
Swiss Chard:
Rhubarb, Golden

Tomatoes:
Pink Bumble Bee (Cherry), Jasper (Cherry), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (Main Heirloom), Chianti Rose (Main), Moskvich (Main), Green Zebra (Heirloom), Hillbilly (Heirloom), Striped German (Heirloom), Cherokee Purple (Heirloom), San Marzano (Roma), Nova (Roma), Amish Paste (Roma), Indigo Rose (Cherry)

Tomatillo:
Mexican Strain, De Milpa
Flowers:
 
Anise Hyssop:
Blue, Golden Jubilee

Amaranthus:
Love Lies Bleeding, Coral Fountain

Celosia:
Sylphid, Eternity Improved, Ruby Parfait

Dianthus:
Amazon Neon Purple, Amazon Neon Rose Magic, Amazon Neon Cherry, Volcano Mix

Echinacea:
Cheyenne Spirit

Gypsophilia

Larkspur

Lisianthus

Marigold:
Colossus

Matricaria

Millet

Nicotiana
Only the Lonely

Nigella

Ornamental Grasses, variety

Portulaca

Rudbeckia:
Indian Summer, Cherry Brandy, Cappuccino, Cherry Brandy, Prairie Sun,
 
Scabiosa:
Black Knight

Snapdragon:
Rocket Mix
 
Strawflower:
Apricot/Peach Mix, Sultane Mix

Sunflower:
Zebulon, Zohar, Jade, Red Hedge, Buttercream, Cherry Rose, Double Dandy, Floristan, Giant Sungold, Prado Red, Ring of Fire, Soraya

Tithonia:
Torch
 
Zinnia:
Aztec Sunset, Benarys Giant, Giant Cactus, Oklahoma Mix, Whirligig, Zahara Starlight Rose, Zowie Yellow Flame
Herbs & Medicinals:
 
Angelica

Arnica chamissonis

Ashwagandha

Balm, Siberian

Basil:
Aroma II, Sweet Basil, Dolly, Eleonara, Red Rubin

Black Cohosh

Boneset

Borage

Burdock

Calendula

Catnip

Chamomile, german

Chives, Garlic

Chives, Onion

Cleavers

Cilantro:
Milano

Dandelion

Dill:
Hera

Echinacea purpurea

Elderberry, Blue

Elecampane

Epazote

Feverfew

Hawthorn, Wild
Crataegus monogyna

Horehound

Lady's Mantle

Lemon Balm

Lobelia:
Inflata, siphilitica, cardinalis

Lomatium dissectum

Marjoram

Marshmallow

Meadownsweet

Mint:
Common, Mountain, Chocolate, Arabian, Korean, Licorice, Mayan, Peppermint, Spearmint

Milkweed, Showy

Mugwort, common
Artemisia vulgaris

Mullein

Nettles, Stinging

Oregano:
Oregano, Zaatar, Greek

Osha

Parsley:
Giant of Italy, Moss Curled II

Passionflower

Rosemary:
Simplyherbs

Sage:
officinalis, smudge

Skullcap

St. John's Wort

Tarragon, Mexican

Thyme:
Creeping, German Winter, Orange, Summer

Tulsi

Valerian

Vervain, Blue

Yarrow