Our Values

Spiritualism

Respect Mother Earth and her gifts. As you love and care for her, so will she give back.

Servitude

Share the Earth’s gifts with her people. Heal your body the safe way, the way nature intended.

Activism

Be free to live the life you choose to live. Be free to choose nature’s medicine to heal your body.

We are the activist Sisters of The Valley, and we are on a mission to heal the world through plant-based medicine.

Like our Beguine ancestors, we are scholars who work together, pray together, and are dressed to identify our enclave.

Nestled in the impoverished but agriculturally rich Central Valley, our order makes honorable jobs to support our 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.

Our medicine-making is guided by ancient tradition, with care and respect for the Earth’s plants.

Our Mission

To find new ways of helping people get the treatment that they need through plant-based medicine.

Our Vision

To bridge the gap between Mother Earth and her suffering people, and open up the world to the healing powers of nature’s gifts.

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Meet the Sisters

SISTER KATE

After a devastating divorce, Sister Kate was forced to come to terms with one of the biggest betrayals in her life.

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.

And 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. In January of 2015, she launched the business of the Sisterhood, in the middle of the central valley where plants abound, but jobs are scarce.

SISTER JUNE

Sister June believes that super healthy food can also be super tasty.

Today, she puts her passion for nutrition into practice as the Sisters’ Sous Chef, where she manages two kitchens on the mother-farm of the enclave, in Merced, California.

In one kitchen, Sister June plans, prepares and serves the Sisters lunch and dinner.

And in another kitchen in a house across the yard, she manages the production of the Sisters’ medicine along with the help of a medicine-making team.

Sister June joined the Sisters first as an employee in 2017 and she took her vows and became a Sister in 2018.

Before this, Sister June spent two decades in New Jersey, where she got her undergraduate degree in liberal arts in Morristown and later, her massage therapy license from a school in Pompton Lakes.

After decades of devoting herself to her family, she returned to her hometown in sunny California to rest and restore.

During Sister June’s regular trips to the East to be with her children, it has become part and parcel of the enclave’s culture to do their best to nourish themselves in her absence.

When back on the farm, Sister June is one of the Sisters most likely to be found either holding a child, being followed by one, or both, coming second only to Sister Kass.

SISTER KASS

Sister Kass is the first of the millennials to join the mission.

Born and raised in Merced County, she studied at Brookline College and received her diploma in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding.

She took her vows at the age of 24, and though there are now other sisters who are to take their vows at the same age, Sister Kass did it when she was the lone youngster among a group of crones.

Sister Kass has been with the Sisterhood the longest. And though she may be the youngest Sister by age, she is the eldest Sister by experience.

Before joining the Sisterhood, Sister Kass was already growing and making cannabis medicines with Brother Rudy.

Today, she uses these experiences to manage and oversee all of customer service and shipping, working closely with the women who make the medicines.

Sister Kass has two lovely daughters at her side, and they are as comfortable in the abbey as they are in their own home.

SISTER QUINN

At age 10, Sister Quinn relocated from Vancouver, Canada, to the coast of California, where she eventually studied Economics at the University of California, Merced.

During this time, when Sister Quinn first discovered the Sisters of the Valley, she heard the calling to the sisterhood. Soon, she was attending moon ceremonies and participating in events with the Sisters. It was only a matter of time before her position as a sister was formalized.

When she started working for Sister Kate, she helped manage the finances of the farm and the growing enclave. Today, she works full time as the User Experience Specialist for UC Merced and part-time for the Sisters on special projects. She has worked locally and in Silicon Valley in various marketing and technology roles.

Outside of work, Sister Quinn enjoys spending time in nature, playing with her cats, building systems, and practicing intentional living by focusing on minimalism and sustainability.

Sister Quinn is passionate about social justice and sustainable communities. She believes that women are the ultimate healers in the traditional sense but also healers of society and the world.

Currently, Sister Quinn is getting ready to launch the enclave’s global content management platform. At the same time, she is preparing to train the rest of the ‘not so tech-savvy’ sisters, so the growing tribe can more easily represent the messaging of their global brand.

Sister Quinn is passionate about everyone obtaining a zero footprint, everyone respecting Mother Earth, and feminism. Her passion for her work makes her a delight to work with.

SISTER MARIA

Sister Maria is a GenX, born in New Zealand.

She comes from a large mixed race family being half Chinese and half European of Scottish & Irish decent.

She is a single parent of 2 teenage children living in a small rural town in the North Island.

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