Sisters of The Valley
Sisters of The Valley are on a mission to heal the world through plant-based medicine. Like their Beguine ancestors, they are scholars who work together, pray together, and are dressed to identify their enclave. Nestled in the impoverished but agriculturally rich Central Valley, their order makes honorable jobs to support their community through organic health products. All products are hand-made by women; saged to the moon cycles, set on the new moon, and bottled under the full moon. The Sisters Of The Valley’s medicine-making is guided by ancient tradition, with care and respect for the Earth’s plants. Their mission is to find new ways of helping people get the treatment that they need through plant-based medicine.
After a devastating divorce, Sister Kate was forced to come to terms with one of the biggest betrayals in her life. And Sister Kate used to be a high flying consultant, constantly traveling to help clients open businesses in newly deregulating industries around the world. But as a single mother with three children in tow, she was forced to give up this career and uproot her family from her native Wisconsin all the way to California. In the middle of Central Valley, where plants abound while jobs are sparse, Sister Kate was determined to create work and leadership opportunities for more women like her. That’s when she looked to the newest, most interesting deregulating market in her new home state of California: the cannabis industry. So, in the Fall of 2009, she founded a non-profit cannabis collective and opened for business in 2010. Here, she served cannabidiol medicine to local terminal patients, where she developed teas and tinctures for patients to experience its healing effects without needing to smoke it. After three years of service, Sister Kate saw the need to share this safe, non-addictive and non-psychoactive formulation of the medicine with more people who needed it. And thus, alongside her goals to help more women and patients, the Sisters of The Valley was born. During the Harvest Moon of 2014, Sister Kate developed their first line of products.