You may or may not be aware that Weleda UK is the proud owner and careful custodian of 13 acres of land just a couple of miles up the road from our Head Office in Derbyshire.
To ensure the best quality ingredients we grow our own plants in herb gardens to biodynamic® standards, which is a form of farming we call “super-organic” - it isn’t just about how the plants are grown it’s also about where and when we grow them.
We ensure the eco-system is balanced, planting in line with the biodynamic calendar; odd at first until you realise that the moon, sun and planets all affect the way a plant grows. Farming in this way isn’t easy but it is well worth the extra effort we go to as our plants make potent tinctures from which we make your medicines.
No pesticides or artificial fertilisers are ever used here, the land is managed sensitively and we’ve developed different habitats such as a pond, woodland, meadows, hedgerows etc. which help to sustain a rich and diverse population of insects, birds and animals.