Our why

The Luna Tree Luna has different meanings and is from the Latin word for Moon.

One of the traditions in the community I grew up in centered around the harmony with a woman’s moon cycles- celebrated as a restoration and rebirthing of the family.

My childhood includes a center place of gathering – under a huge pecan tree- gathering as a family to talk and laugh, gathering with friends for a visit, learning about my great grandmothers- Blanchie – who served her community as a wet nurse and healer. Bertha- who lived in the NC Mountains, enduring hardships, but leaning on her ability to produce her own food, my grandmother’s - who worked outside the home, but also used their hands creatively to can food, make clothing for their children, while enduring the hardships of the 30’s and 40’s.

My grandfather’s worked quietly in the background fighting for the right to vote, to own property, to belong equally. My Aunts, Uncles, cousins still to this day provide insight with their wonderful stories of family games, jokes, and just share memories.

The Luna Tree is based on fond memories of the simple life- of family life- supporting and encouraging one another.

This is my way of recognizing the connections that I have shared as a child and now as an adult, engaging in the communities that have a characteristic in common- “knowing your people.”

A feeling of fellowship with others, sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. Providing products that are made by hand, all for the love of community.