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The April Full Moon is the Pink Moon - AND a Supermoon!
A supermoon happens when the moon is closest to the Earth.
 


Photos by Michelle Cassar and Pedro Lastra on Unsplash

Welcome To The NurseGrown Newsletter!

With 4/20 and Earth Day having just passed, Nurses Week and Mothers Day up ahead, and the spring weather finally starting to break here in Vermont, we have so many reasons to celebrate!

The start of the season is always an exciting time for us! And it always puts me in mind of one of my favorite quotes from someone who was more of a spiritual farmer than an in-the-soil farmer, but it still holds true for me, every time I read it:

Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but Love.
— Rumi

We hope you too are planting seeds of hope, joy and love!

Jessilyn

Jessilyn Dolan, RN, CMT, CLD
Co-founder, NurseGrown Organics
Founder and President, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association 
Board of Directors, American Cannabis Nurses Association
Vice President, American Nurses Association, Vermont

Farm News

The season of outdoor planting is upon us once again, and it's time to start our seeds.  The greenhouse had its annual wash and cleanse along with all our pots and trays and we are excited to pull the seed planting trigger. 

Our weather has been a bit erratic as of late, from the mid 70’s to 6” of snow 2 days later so we’re holding out just a few more days as we always prefer to not run any supplemental heat and keep our carbon footprint as low as possible. 

We’re excited yet again to be supporting Oregon CBD as our seed supplier and all I can say about this year’s crop is...SOUR!!! We will keep you posted as we get underway. We wouldn’t be doing this without your support, so THANK YOU!

SInce there aren't any exciting pictures yet to see, here is the NurseGrown Organics Farm Security Team for your viewing pleasure! 

Nurse Favorite!
NurseGrown Organics Deeply Rooted Massage Oil
On sale this month for 25% off!
$15/1oz or $60/8oz in the NurseGrown Organics shop

My favorite product, is the Deeply Rooted massage oil. I use this when I do the hand and arm massage during my facials. I have used Young Living essential oils for over 18 years and have never experienced an oil like this. The aroma changes on everyone. It is almost like an adaptogenic fragrance. So Cool!
- Heather Speert,  RN, CANS

Nurse Philosophy

Cannabis nursing is much more than the medicine itself. Cannabis nursing is a holistic lifestyle choice to improve one's health and encourage others to attain "higher" states of being. It's never too late to begin the journey of achieving your dream of becoming a cannabis nurse!
- Taylor Hayes, MSN, RN

Full Moon Sale - Massage Oil!
Until Mother's Day May 9th!
 



25% OFF any aromatherapy body and massage oils! 
$15/1oz or $60/8oz in the
NurseGrown Organics shop

Deeply Rooted with Organic Rosemary, Lavender and Black Spruce essential oils
~ OR ~
Rise UP with Organic Mandarin and Cardamom essential oils

Picking F.L.O.W.E.R.S.
by Jessilyn Dolan

The most common question I get from both medical professionals and consumers looking for hemp, CBD, and cannabis (aka marijuana) products is: “What do I need to know to pick the best products?”

I prefer to talk about conscious and clean cannabis and all that entails in my personal world, and educate, rather than recommend specific products.

I often use the acronym F.L.O.W.E.R.S. to help people remember and know how to pick the absolute best flowers and cannabis (especially medical marijuana) products possible! But it all circles back, always, to conscious cannabis.

Read more about choosing conscious cannabis on our blog.

New At NurseGrown Organics: Orange Chewables!


Coming in May...
NEW Sweet Orange CHEWABLES!
A lower dose vegan gummy, with a little more sweetness in every bite!
10mg full spectrum CBD per chewable.
In 20 and 50 count bags!

Nursing News   
 





For the most up to date information be sure to follow NurseGrown on social media:

Facebook @NurseGrown-Organics 
IG @nursegrown_organics  

Cannabis Nurse Testimonial

Personal anecdote from a cannabis nurse as a product testimonial for her Mother as we head towards Mother's Day! 

I don't feel bad throwing these pills. Mom has been totally off Gabapentin for intractable pain, thanks to the healing magic of CBD! Additionally, she's down to one anti-hypertensive pill, & minus diuretic. 

- Merced Maceda, MBA, BSN, RN

Terpene Tuesday: Geraniol
Susan Lyn - Vermont Cannabis Nurses Association, Vice President

 

The unique synthesis of geraniol is from within honey bees, who produce it in their scent glands as both a marker for nectar-bearing fruits and as a territorial mechanism to thwart off potentially dangerous colonies from creating a hive or taking over a pollination site. Thank you bees!

AROMA/FLAVOR: Citrus, sweet rose scent

EFFECTS: Relaxation, drowsiness, said to decrease inhibition

Photo by leandro fregoni on Unsplash
Nurse Herbal Tips - Violet

As spring arrives, one of our sweetest smelling, and quite shy, flowers appears low to the ground. Sweet violet (viola odorata) is a tasty edible that freely grows among gardens, lawns and forests. Her leaves are a nutritious and tasty addition to salads and can also be used in tincture form as a gentle lymphatic.  

Violet leaves are high in Vitamins A and C and have demulcent properties that can soothe an inflamed or irritated digestive tract. The purple (or sometimes white) flowers have a strong perfume scent and a delicious flavor.  

The flowers can be added to salads, as decorations for cakes and other pastries, and if you have a nice patch, they make a lovely purple syrup! Violets only flower in the spring so keep an eye to the ground and try adding her into your life. 

Heather Shelton, BSN, RN

A Team NurseGrown Welcome!
 

She's been with NGO since February, but we're finally getting around to welcoming our Communications Director Kathryn Blume!

Kathryn is a musician, speaker, performer, writer, educator, wedding officiant, and passionate advocate for creative, justice-infused, cannabis-saturated, world-saving action.

She was Heady Vermont's Communications Director, and the co-founder and executive director of the award-winning climate and sustainability game Vermontivate! She founded the environmental news radio show Earth On The Air, co-founded the Lysistrata Project, the first worldwide theatrical event for peace, and is the author of Dancing To The Beat Of The Great, Green Heart, a collection of essays and speeches on building a climate movement of hope and power. 

She’s had essays published in the books MoveOn.org's 50 Ways To Love Your Country, Code Pink's Stop the Next War Now, Outcry - American Voices of Conscience Post 9/11, 365 Ways to Change the World, and Greening Vermont: The Search of a Sustainable State. 

Kathryn has given speeches, taught workshops, and toured her one-woman shows in over 60 cities in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. She served as board chair of the climate action group 350 Vermont, and on the boards of Transition Town Charlotte, The Willowell Foundation, The Lewis Creek Association, and The Vermont Conservation Education Fund. 

A yogini with a 30+ year practice, Kathryn received her BA from Yale with a self-designed degree in environmental studies and theater, and is an ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church. 

 
Botanical News



We are very proud to congratulate our team member C.J. Spotswood, BSN, RN-BC, the EntheoNurse for his well deserved award and accomplishments with the University of Southern Maine where he received the
School of Nursing Outstanding Student Research/Scholar Award.
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