winter restoration

Herb Infused Honey

There is a long history of using honey as a medicinal treatment for a wide variety of ailments.

Whether you use your infused honey to impart more delicious flavor to your favorite beverages, or you use it to make an oxymel for many health benefits, taking the time to make it is a delicious and healthful pleasure.

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Hello! My name is

Kate Poole

and I live and work in North Idaho. We are in the process of restoring a turn of the century homestead, where we host retreats.

Gardening has been a big part of my life.  I grow both medicinal herbs for my skin care line, Essential Apothecary Alchemist, and food crops, for farm to table dinners for our guests.

As an artist beauty is my soul food. I love painting women’s portraits embellished with birds, flowers, vines and plants. I also enjoy painting landscapes. I have endless inspiration living in our rural location.

Vintage Seed Catalog illustration with vegetables

My favorite Herb & Seed Catalogs

Make sure to put your order in early as things start to sell out after the New year!

free digital download

Print Your Seed Packets

I print off a bunch of these to keep my seeds organized and stored securely.

The Inspired Journal | Mixed Media Journal Exploration Retreat September 12th-15th, 2024 The Modern Homesteader  |  Art + Lifestyle Retreat June 13th-16th, 2024 The Magpie's Nest | Mixed Media Art Making Retreat for the Rebel Collector May 23rd-26th, 2024 Song of the Meadow  |  An Immersive Art Retreat October 3rd-6th, 2024 Shadow + Light | Paint, Sketch + Stitch, A Mixed Media Art Retreat June 27th-30th, 2024

Workshops + Events

Live Retreats At The Homestead

Our creative and healing retreats are offered to assist the nurturing of your imagination. Through producing original artwork, encouraging self reflection, and by gathering together in the quiet of nature - you'll leave nourished in body, mind and spirit. Return refreshed and inspired to bring life to your creative pursuits and incorporate a mindful practice of daily rituals for self renewal.