The 20 Year Journey of Peyote from Seed to Sacramental Tea

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The second of two greenhouses, the Mana Greenhouse, began construction in the Fall of 2016.

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Over the course of November 2016, the Foundation was laid and the coverings raised.

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Ongoing internal furnishing continued over early 2017.

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The Mana Greenhouse was constructed by Church Clergy and Members.

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In the construction of the third greenhouse, passive solar and semi-subterranean design principles will be employed.

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The existing two Greenhouses, now beyond capacity, will be supplemented by a third greenhouse to host the substantial seed collection the Church has amassed.

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Peyote seedlings germinate at ten days.

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Peyote seedlings at 60 days.

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Close-up of 60-day old peyote seedlings.

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Peyote seedlings at approximately six months.

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Six-month old seedlings (planted at the same time, demonstrating varying degrees of development), planted in pumice.

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Peyote plants are cared for by Church Clergy and Volunteers.

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The Grandchildren’s Greenhouse, like the neighboring Mana Greenhouse, exceeds capacity.

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Peyote in bloom, occurring from April to September.

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20 year-old peyote.

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Pleasantly plump ten-year old peyote plants.

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Peyote is harvested in August and September. It generally takes 20 years to bring peyote from seedling to harvest.

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A halo cut peyote button with flowers, indicating its vitality.

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Two more flowering halo cut peyote.

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Harvested peyote buttons ready for drying.

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Harvested peyote buttons are dried to prepare the Sacramental Tea.

Peyote Tea

The Peyote Sacramental Tea.

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