Herbalista Expedition 2017 is well underway! I’ve packed up my kits and hopped the pond to Europe. This first month has been filled with a series of incredible conferences and gatherings, and I am blessed to be able to share these days with lovely plants and lovely people!
My first stop was HerbFeast, an annual Irish gathering celebrating all things herbal. We feasted on the herbal knowledge of so many incredible teachers, including Kirsten Hale, Thomas Easley, and Fred Gillam (just to name a few.) I was honored to co-facilitate a Pay-It-Forward Medicine Making Workshop with Rosemary Gladstar. We whipped up a couple batches of Fire Cider to be distributed in the Cork and Dublin communities.
Next stop was the Radical Herbal Gathering in the hills along the Welsh and English border. Now in its 5th year, this gathering has nurtured an incredible network of radical healthcare that has grown far beyond these Shropshire fields. Run entirely by volunteers, proceeds from the gathering go to support their Herbal Aid Fund, helping to seed out grassroots herbal and health related projects.
If you want to see a glimpse into the journey so far, here is a link to the Herbalista Expedition 2017 album I’ve started on Facebook.
Next week I will head to Ballinlough Castle for the Body & Soul Festival, about an hour from Dublin. There I will be leading a couple of Plant Rambles to raise funds for the newest addition to the mobile clinic scene. Which brings me to this very special announcement!
We are thrilled to announce that the Herb Bike will be hitting the streets of Dublin this summer! This mobile clinic will make stops around the Dublin area, providing herbal care and holistic support to those who need it most. This project will run hand-in-hand with Pay-it-Forward Medicine Making Workshops and with any luck will be a highly contagious way to spread the health! With talk of a sister Herb Bike project beginning out in Cork, Ireland, I’m thinking we may just have a mobile herb clinic epidemic on our hands!
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I want to thank everyone back in the ATL who is working so hard to keep the home fires burning. A big shoutout to the Health Fair Crew, the Harriet Tubman Footsters, and to the Herbalista Apprentices! The chance to travel, to study, to serve, and to teach stokes my own internal flame and I’m grateful for this opportunity.
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