The Herb Cart is the newest service project of the Herbalista Free Clinic. This little herbal first aid station on wheels aims to provide both care and education to underserved communities around the Atlanta area. It also serves as a training opportunity for herbalists and herb students wishing for more clinical opportunities. For more information on the Herb Cart Program and how you can be involved, click here.
We ran our first clinic yesterday at Woodruff Park (aka Troy Davis Park) alongside Food Not Bombs. The Food Not Bombs Movement finds inspiration in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King who said “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” They bring a hot meal and music to the park every Sunday.
We were happy to join them in their mission, and a little temporary community was formed for this brief afternoon. Food, medicine, and music for all! We set up two consultation areas, with the cart in the middle to serve as our apotheke on wheels. If you are interested in this type of work, please check out our photo album here. You can see the evolution of what was once a wee shopping cart into the herbalistic vessel she is today 🙂
I’m putting some final edits on the Herb Cart Manual and will be posting that to the website soon for your pleasure and use. Here’s to hoping that this project is highly contagious, and we have herb carts breaking out across the country in epidemic proportions.
A girl can dream can’t she…
~ Herbalista Lorna