Meet Our Founder

Jane Hawley Stevens began specializing in herbs in 1981 after earning her Horticulture degree from U.W. Madison. Opportunities in herb garden design evolved into using herbs in cooking and home remedies. In 1987 she began Four Elements Organic Herbals, continuing to grow herbs used for wellbeing.  Grown and harvested on her 130-acre farm in the Baraboo Bluff of Wisconsin, products are handmade by dedicated local women and sold throughout the country.

A pioneer in organic farming and the natural product industry, Jane has taken her love and reverence for nature to inspire others through her effective products and teaching at organic herb, garden and professional events. Her desire is to connect people consciously to that which sustains them.

Her art and science of herbal wellness has expanded to create Four Elements Herbals product line that sells across the country.

OUR STORY

Do you know where your herbs come from?

Four Elements Organic Herbals starts your herbal wellness from seed. Jane’s passion of the natural world and healing potential comes from a lifetime of focus on the natural beauty around us.

Jane and husband, David Stevens, along with local talent, grow and process hundreds of herbs on their 130-acre certified organic farm in the Baraboo Bluffs of Wisconsin. This is a pristine and ecologically significant area protected by over 9,000 acres of land preserved for rare species of birds, plants and animals. These remote fields are far from agricultural drift and offer pure, unadulterated wellness. We have been certified organic since 1990. https://www.baraboorange.org

Jane started specializing in herbs after receiving her horticulture degree from the University Wisconsin- Madison in 1981. Her interest quickly expanded from Herb Garden Design to cooking and crafts, then making herbal products. Discovering and using herbs instead of doctors’ visits for her and her family for over three decades has proven cost effective and health promoting. From this, Four Elements has tried, and true herbal products based on thousands of years of herbal tradition backed by current science.

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“Germinating seeds, plant propagation and connecting people to health in the natural world though teaching are my favorite parts of my job.” says Jane. Click on the education tab to see what topics and classes Jane offers.

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