Much appreciation to the communities who welcome us into their folds, love to the friends and family who share our journey, and gratitude to the mighty crew who holds it down in the ATL and now DUB to make it all possible.
And the crew I speak of is larger than Herbalista. It is larger than the Big House or the Open Door Community or the Apollo House. Our crew rolls deep. We may not always know each other, but we are headed in the same direction. We may not have realized we had each other’s backs, but we defend the same rights and stand by the same ideals.
A big shout-out to the urban agrarians; the homesteaders and humanitarians; the craftsmen and caretakers; the teachers and radicals; the permaculturalists and pacifists; the wellness warriors and earth champions.
Thank you friends of the field, the forest, the street, and the subway. May we continue to rally together, for health and community!
* Alicia Margaret/ Reiki * Ann Mauney * Anna Apotheca * Anne Hughes * Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism * Ashley Bohanon/ Boholistic Bodywork * The Big House/ 368 Ponce * Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine * BotanoLogos School of Herbal Medicine/ Patricia Howell * Callahan McDonough * California School of Herbal Studies * Cara-Lee Langston * Carol A Sandiford * The Center for Love and Light * Chelsea Gomes * Christina Gibson * Christine Tholl * Diane Lasek * Deb Chichester * Duane Marcus * The Ecology Center * Five Flavors Herbs * Florida Earthskills Gathering * The Funny Farm * Frontier Natural Products Coop * Galen’s Way * Gentle Harmony Farm * Georgia Organics * Ginger Beshears * Gretchen “Firehorse” Patsios * Hill Botanical * Homestead Atlanta * Jan Desalvo * Janet Ivarie * Jennifer Earl * Jessica Horwitz * Jennifer Proctor/ Twilight Reveille * Joanna Kaslow * Judith Wagner * Judy Conder * Karen Mauney-Brodek * Katja Swift * Kyla Zaro-Moore * Liliana Hudgins * Lisa Coolidge * Lisa Marie Welch * Lisa Schnellinger * Lorraine Fontana * Lydia & Bob Dalton * Lynn Brandli * The MAYE Center * Melissa Monk *Momo Automotive (for keeping The Herb Bus running smooth!) * MPower Now * Mountain Rose Herbs * Ofelia Sierra * Open Door Community * Orion * Oscar Sierra/ Buckhead Acupuncture * Pam Gould / Earth Mama Remedies * Pine’s Herbals * Randy Aronov * Raul Aparcana * Ray and Betsey Miklethun * Reid Forrester * Richard Ward * The Rohling Family * Ronda Reynolds * Rose Marincil * Sarah Bartlett * ScoutMob Atlanta * Shana Wright * Southeast Women’s Herbal Gathering * Stone Soup Kitchen * The Super Salve Company * Susan Kramer * Ted Brodek * Terra Birds * Urban Moonshine *
Apotheker’s Ball Community Fundraiser
What a lovely evening we had at this year’s Apotheker’s Ball! There was dancing! There was distilling! And yes, oh yes, there was donating!
A massive shout-out to everyone who made the night possible– to Lloyd’s Rocksteady Revue, the Chosewood Ballroom, Cherokee Moon Mixology, DJ Dookie Platters, Trees Atlanta, Gardenhood, Three Taverns Brewery, Rambling Creations, our Silent Auction donors, and to the crew for all the hard work and preparation that went into creating this special night! ?
And last but not least, thanks to our community for supporting the work, for celebrating with us, and for making such sweet memories. We raised over $4,500 which will provide the Atlanta community with fortifying herbal care and comfort all winter long! And as we dive into the winter season we wish you all spicy days and warm herbal nights. ???
Healing Wheels Community Fundraiser
We did it! Your generosity, belief, and dedication pulled us across the finish line! ✨✨
Thank you so much for supporting the Healing Wheels Fundraiser and the Herbalista Free Clinic. We surpassed our goal, raising close to $19,000 including off-line donations!
We are both thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving the people, the plants, and the planet. And we look forward to doing it together.
? The Herbalista Crew
March 20th, 2018
Standing Rock Medical Support
On November 14th, 2016 the Herb Bus traveled to North Dakota to provide medical and logistical support at the protest camps at Standing Rock. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is courageously protecting both the water and their rights as a sovereign nation. Lorna spent several days working in the herbal medic yurt, Kimmy and Darby helped out with both construction projects and in the kitchens, and we delivered lots of supplies and medicines. Thanks to everyone who contributed to those efforts.
Foot Care in Calais Fundraiser
Thanks to everyone who donated towards my two trips to serve in the Calais Refugee Camp in France in the summer of 2016. Along with other holistic practitioners, I provided foot care in this makeshift village of over 6,000 displaced persons (including unaccompanied minors.) These refugees are from all over– not only Syria, but from Afghanistan, Sudan, India, Eritrea, and Pakistan. Each night many try to hop lorries and trains to make the channel crossing into England. A few might be successful, but many will end up at our first aid station with rubber bullet contusions, sprains, and strains. It was difficult to see so many in such devastating circumstances and to appreciate the reality that the people we were seeing are almost the lucky ones, meaning they had made it this far and not died along the way. In the face of all this, I am glad that I have even this little service to offer. I am grateful that I can hold someone’s foot, soothe some of their pains, and offer a moment of tender care. And I am grateful for all of you! We couldn’t do this work without you!