2023 Herbalista Service Report

2023 Herbalista Service Report

Here are some highlights from 2023 that we would like to share with you.  Thank you for all your support.

2023 marked ten years of service.  Ten years of cultivating the type of community we know is possible, one where we can grow, craft and heal together.

We set up an HerbCare Station in the Weelaunee People’s Park, in support of people, plants and the planet.  We made good medicine together, sharing free herbal remedies and info about community herbalism.

Grow-a-Row continued to promote “herban” agriculture, both online and in the dirt.  The Learning Garden hosted 14 community gatherings and workshops from seed starting to seasonal distillations, plant walks to garden days!

In addition to our Live Zoom Classes, the Free School released three free herbal courses on the Teachable Platform, with over 7,500 enrollments!  Courses include: Herbal Foundations; In the Field; Herbal Medicine Making.

The Fire Cider Brigade rolled up their sleeves and made over 15 gallons of Fire Cider, distributing 978 bottles to our friends on the street!  We held seven Community Workshops, putting loving energy into every batch.

Lorna continued working with the Dublin Herb Bike Collective in Ireland, offering free herbal care and comfort to communities in need.  In addition to their 12 Free Monthly Clinics, the Herb Bike also offered: two HerbCare Stations, Three Plant Rambles and Five Medicine Making Workshops.

We continued to provide financial and logistical support to the Atlanta Herb Cart.  Lorna was thrilled to have two opportunities to volunteer once again with the crew at Mercy (and help out at the Foot Clinic)!

Thank you for your ongoing support and your incredible companionship.  We couldn’t and wouldn’t ever imagine doing it without you!

Special shout-outs to our Garden Steward Sam Cartin, our Fire Cider Brigade Coordinator Keri Tope, and all of the volunteers, sustaining members, and donors who come together as a community in this work. 

Herbally yours,

Herbalista Lorna