Awaken Inner Healing - Reconnect with Nature

Alchemia is a research and education program to integrate medical cannabis CBD into a holistic program of diet, health and ecological living. Starting in summer, 2019 we will offer workshops - on our organic farm in Western Massachusetts. Our goal is to bring the knowledge and experience of research to the larger community to empower people to awaken our own healing potential. We are dedicatd to experimenation and research. Contact us to learn more:


Making hand-crafted CBD Oils, Wild Edible Foraging, Juicing, Wild Herb Pesto, Baking Gluten-safe Sourdough Einkorn- Hemp Seed Breads, Pastries, Chocolate Babkas - baked in our copper-domed wood-burning oven. All cannabis materials we use are CBD-rich hemp or fresh raw cannabis juice - all without psychoactivity. Holistic health guidelines are covered in each workshop.

CBD oil

CBD-infused Oil

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Einkorn Hemp Seed Bread


CBD tea

Herbal Teas


CBD pastries

Einkorn Hemp Seed Chocolate Pastries

Raw Cannabis - Wild Herb Juices

Our natural gourmet workshops use the finest organic and foraged ingredient from our farm. We grow healing herbs, ancient grains and heirloom vegetables in living soil, teaming with earthworms and mycorrhizae, enriched with organic minerals, in rotation with cover crops. We gently hand-turn the soil to encourage beneficial soil fungi. Our plants radiate vital health. We welcome working visitors to our farm.


Our bodies have a natural Endocannabinoid System that maintains vital balance. Cannabis-derived phyto-cannabinoids, known as CBD, bond to our natural cannabinoid receptors to stimulate whole system equilibrium. The Endocannabinoid System may be “ the most important physiologic system in establishing and maintaining human health.” states Dr D. Sulak. The endocannabinoid system may be similiar to the 'etheric body' described by Rudolf Steiner, or the Oriental concept of 'chi' - a vital, subtle human energy field that forms a matrix of meridian-like energy-flows through all the major organs, glands, nerves and energy center. It's effects are measurable and scientific as are other energy fields of gravity or magnetism, although we cannot see it. The endocannabinoid system, with its complex interactions in our immune system, nervous system, and organs, permeates the physical body, supporting and sustaining balance and flow.

Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System, Recent Research on Medical Marijuana, endocannabinoid deficienciesCBD & CANCER

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that 'CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment for epilepsy and may be useful in treating cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, psychosis, Parkinson’s disease, and many other serious conditions.' Diseases for which CBD has therapeutic benefits

Microbiologist Dr. Christine Sanchez of Compultense Univeristy in Madrid, Spain documented the anti-tumor effects of cannabinoids. “We observed that when we treated brain tumor cells with cannabinoids, it killed the cancer cells in our Petri dishes. We analyzed these components in animal breast and brain tumors. The results confirmed that cannabinoids are useful to treat cancer.” The most potent anti-cancer effect occurs when THC and CBD work in synergy.

Whole Plant CBD

There is a synergistic effect when all the cannabis components are included together in a medicinal CBD extract. Cannabis extracts from the whole unpollinated female cannabis buds are more effective than isolated compounds alone.


Raw cannabis can be enjoyed in juice, ice cubes, pesto, powder, capsules... Learn more.

Raw cannabis in its THCa and CBDa form contains many medicinal properties - without intoxicating effects. It improves cell function, has anti-inflamatory and anti-cancer properties. Eating raw cannabis significantly increases the quantity of antioxidants available per serving. Researchers have documented that CBDa inhibits breast cancer cell growth. When we eat raw cannabis, the amount of available terpenes increases significantly. Learn more:

The U.S. Federal Government patented CBD after discovering the cannabinoid high antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. They found that CBD was a more powerful antioxidant than vitamins C and E.

'I’ve been extremely impressed with the healing potential of raw cannabinoids. I used to not believe that raw cannabis would do what people were saying. A couple of years ago a mother of one of my seizure patients brought in a bottle of CBD that was reducing the seizures. I said great let’s test it. There was no CBD, there was no THC. It was all THCA, and a very small amount. Since then, I’ve been paying attention to what THCA and CBDA can do for people. I’m finding that they’re effective at reducing symptoms, sometimes at a tenth or even a hundredth of the dose that it would require if patients used decarboxylated  THC and CBD. I’ve seen benefits with migraine headache, allieviation of pain, and inflammatory conditions.' Dr Justin Sulak,,

About Us
Eli Rogosa, organic farmer, ethnobotanist and artisan baker, researches biblical farming and foodways, Neolithic cuisine and ancient healing traditions. Author of ‘Restoring Ancient Grains’, Eli maintains a vast collection of almost-extinct ancient grains.

Cr Lawn, founder of, master seedsman, organic farmer.

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As the health benefits of CBD come to light, market demand is burgeoning. However this is stimulating get-rich-quick entrepreuneurs wanting to cash in with industrial hemp containing trace amounts of CBD, grown in non-organic soil, often contaminated with pesticides that hemp's deep roots accumulate. The exorbitant price of most CBD products and big business marijuana are prohibitive. In response, ALCHEMIA offers free resources to empower each person to grow their own, and to generate a culture of generosity. Contact us for information about our free workshops and mid-September, 2018 Seed Festival.


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How to Prepare CBD Oil

There are as many methods to make cannabidiol oil as there are to bake bread! Due to the span of methods to prepare CBD oil, I decided to test for myself which methods are most effective and why. After trialing the timing, temperatures and extraction methods using oil and ethanol below, I'll report the lab test results in March, 2018

Comments and suggestion welcome:


There are great benefits to use of cannabis in raw form. In order to transform the raw THCa and CBDa into CBD and THC, it's necessary to heat cannabis to release the bio-active ingredients. I have not conducted lab tests yet myself, but research indicates that THC is released at 250F for 27 minutes. After 27 minutes the THC begins to degrade, losing its psychoactive effect. CBD becomes more available at 250 F after 50 minutes or at 220F for one hour. To protect the volitile terpenes, place the dried ground up buds in a baking pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Allow to completely cool for 10 minute, before opening so that terpenes are reabsorbed into the plant material. Note: Decarboxylation does result in loss of beneficial terpenes. To retain the full spectum of terpenes, you would need to not heat the cannabis, and extractthe raw compoennts in alcohol or olive oil. Learn more:



Cannabis can be infused into fat and alcohol but it is not water soluble, meaning that THC and CBD won't mix into a water-based substance. In the following recipes we infuse into alcohol, glycerin and oil.


Place decarbed cannabis in a sterile mason jar. Cover witth cold Clearwater grain alcohol 150-190 proof (aka ethanol) solvent.


1. QUICK FREEZE: Freeze buds and solvent. Gently shake frozen plant material and icy cold ethanol for 3 minutes. Extracts more beneficial terpenes.

2. WATER BATH: Place mixture in a 250 F water bath for the 5 minutes. Stir frequently. Less terpens but good potency.

Note: Because alcohol is soluble in water, longer extration periods over 3-4 minutes extract the water soluble components of chlorophyll, plant alkaloids, and plant waxes and oil which do not contribute to the CBD potency.

FILTER: Place a coffee filter in a strainer, moisten with clean Clearwater alcohol, then pour the mixture through to strain out plant matter.



a. SLOW - Let slowly evaporate at room temperature using a fan if you have already decarbed.

b. SIMMER - Place infused solvent into a rice cooker or top of a double boiler with the bottom filled with water. Set the temperature at the lowest simmer for 8 hours. As the plant simmers with the ethanol the little bubbles create natural friction (molecular movement) that stimulates infusion.

c. DISTILL - This is a fun part. I placed an inverted pot cover over my rice cooker, topped with a bag of snow, and a metal measuring cup below in the center to catch the condensing drops of alcohol. Drip drip drip came the purified alcohol back for reuse. Also am setting up a distilation still with a copper tube.

Make sure that the solvent evaporation process is in an open, well-ventilated room away from flames, stovetops, sparks, as the solvent is highly combustible. After the solvent has evaporated, siphon the oil into a syringe for dosing. The oil will be thick. Add a bit of olive or coconut oil to thin the consistancy. If it gets cold and difficult to squeeze out, run the syringe under hot water to warm it. If you did not decarb yet, heat to evaporate and decarb at the same time at this stage.


Recipe 1. HOT/COLD - Most Effective and Pure: Heat/Cold Cycling - Place cured (decarbed or raw) bud and glycerine or olive oil in a mason jar, heat in a water bath or doubl boiler so the bottom pot of water is simmering at 212° F. Keep the glycerine or oil at 180 F for 30 minutes. Remove and cool. Repeat 30 minutes cycles of hot and cool. Turn on the heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently, then let it cool for 30 miniutes to room temperature. Repeat for up to six cycles. Continual expansion and contraction increases extraction capacity by loosening the resin. Use a coffee press to seperate out the plant matter. Learn more abut glycerine extraction. Learn more about oil extraction.

Recipe 2. LONG COOL - Mix decarbed buds into room temperature glycerin in a glass jar. Let slowly infuse over three months, stirring and shaking daily. Produces the richest flavors with full spectrum of terpenes.

Recipe 3. LONG SIMMER - Place jar with oil and cannabis mixure in a pot of hot water. Simmer for six hours, uncap and stir thoroughly a few times an hour. Remove jars from the hot water and let cool.  The nex day cook in the water bath for six more hours, stirring regularly. Repeat on the third day.

Recipe 4: PRESSURE COOK - This methods will incorporate more plant waxes which may not be desirable - Mix cured, ground bud, glycerin or olive oil and pure spring water in a pressure cooker. Bring it up to steam and let it cook for two hours on lowest heat so that the pressure vent remains slightly up. Strain. Freeze, then scrape the oil off that rises to the top. Mix proportions range from: one ounce cured, ground bud, two cups olive oil and 4 cups water, to a more potent: 1 lb bud, 2 cups olive oil, 6 cups of water.


Finding the right dosage for you is key. Start with the smallest amount, and slowly, slowly increase the amount. Learn more: MICRO-DOSING

Why we recommend to use cannabis oil or extract by placing under your tongue and let it slowly absorb: Compared to other delivery methods (smoking, inhaling vapor or edibles), the sublingual method of placing a drop or paste under your tongue promotes uptake through blood vessels and micro-capillaries in your mouth - one of the most effective ways for bioavailability of cannabinoids, and allows for careful dosages. Learn more:,

Consult with your cargiver for dosage. Read:

(1) Journal of Chromatography A Volume 520, 9 November 1990, Pages 339-347 Determination of cannabinoid acids by high-performance liquid chromatography of their neutral derivatives formed by thermal decarboxylation: T.VeressJ.I.SzantoL.Leisztner,


C A N N A B I S.. R E C I P E S

Traditional Indian Cannabis (Bhang) Recipe

Since CBD is not water soluable, fat such as oil or dairy is needed to extract it.

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Cannabis Almond Milk

To make a bhang lassi, add ½ teaspoon of grenadine and a tablespoon of coconut milk. Some recipes may also call for yogurt, curds, and/or whey for a true Indian lassi.

Thandai is another popular variation on the traditional bhang beverage. Thandai uses the pre-made bhang mixture, but also adds almonds, cashews, melon seeds, dates, and black peppercorn to be ground in the mortar and pestle or hand mixer. Once the thandai paste is prepared, add to warm milk and the bhang mixture and let everything simmer for 4-5 minutes. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and let it chill. Serve the beverage with chia seeds and rose petals on top as a garnish.


Cannabis Tea Latte

Makes about 4 (6 oz) servings



  1. Decarb the cannabis. Add cannabis, hempor dairy milk, fat of choice, and vanilla extract to a blender and mix thoroughly.
  2. Once blended, allow the mixture to sit for about 1 hour at room temperature.
  3. Add this mixture to a sauce pot, fill your tea infuser with a chai tea blend, add water, and stir.
  4. Cover and simmer over med-low heat for 25-30 minutes. Reduce heat if the mixture starts to boil.
  5. Remove from heat. Strain out the pulp.
  6. Add honey and a dash of cinnamon.
  7. Enjoy!

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