This deck is a mirror and a reflection of your own unique awareness. It is a calling to the many selves that live in each of us, that are already connected to everything, that are speaking to all the animate life everywhere. Dirt Gems is a concentrated channel, a way to speak with your allies, the plants, the heroes of our world. Combining the elements, weather systems, alchemy, and energetic signatures, we have created a system for you to call out, to listen and to be answered.
Dirt Gems is a collaboration between two dear friends and was inspired by their love for the earth and all the medicine and healing that it holds. Dirt Gems Plant Ally deck has 65 cards in a soft box, and comes with a 170 page guidebook.
Anne Louise Burdett is a medicinal herb farmer, sex educator, clinical herbalist with special training in sexual health and trauma, and a dancer. She runs TOCA, a sexual health plant medicine business, ZELL, an herbal clinic and school (if you are interested in learning more about plants or making an appointment for a consultation, please get in touch!), and writes curriculum and trainings for LETS!, Liberatory Education Tools. She is also a performer in The Royal Frog Ballet (with Chelsea). She is wildly in love with the ocean and is committed to working in marine conservation and environmentalism. Anne Louise has been cultivating her relationship with plants for 20+ years, and believes wholeheartedly in being true to oneself, acting from authentic desire, and in individual wellness being essentially and always tied to collective wellness.
Chelsea Granger is an artist and illustrator. She is a longtime member of the artists collective The Royal Frog Ballet as well as a collaborative project with Thyme Herbal, making medicine posters and zines. Chelsea thrives in collaboration, her art is of the everyday, inspired by the overlap of earth/spirit dimensions, and woods as church. She is interested in painting as medicine, painting as a portal, painting as a spell. After the death of her mom as well as a dear friend, she started seeing her art as a way to ‘sing up’ life and push against death-phobia, with the hope that her art can act as a doorway to create conversation about death and grief. Chelsea holds a Bachelors in Painting from UMass Amherst and recently received a Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation from Gateway Community College.