Resources for Building Relationship with Plants

Borage for courage

I started this page to offer resources to people who are interested in deepening their relationships with medicinal plants and in learning history of how plants have supported people’s reslience. I know there are so many other good books, farms and organizations out there so please share them with me and I can add them to the list.

Support and Solidarity with Ohlone People

Shellmound, Ohlone Heritage Site and Sacred Grounds

Sogorea Te Land Trust: Urban indigenous women’s land trust in California’s East Bay.

Shuumi Land Tax: “The Shuumi Land Tax is a voluntary annual financial contribution that non-Indigenous people living on traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone territory make to support the critical work of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust.”

Hypericum, medicine making

Herbal Resources

https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/covid-19-resources: Herbal resources for understanding and working with covid-19 organized by clinical herbalists

Herbalista Free Clinic Covid-19 Resources

The Sonoma County Herb Exchange: Locally-focused herbal clearing house of organic herbal growers. Provides fresh herbs in season to customers throughout the year.

Strictly Medicinals Seeds: Herbal medicine seeds & starts.

Maya Blow of Soul Flower Farms, El Sobrante

Herbal Nurseries and Farms in the Chochenyo and Romaytush Ohlone Territories (SF Bay Area)

Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project, Berkeley

Gil Tract Farms, Berkeley

Mills College Farms, Oakland

Hummingbird Farm Collective, Poder, San Francisco

Soul Flower Farm School of Earth Medicine, El Sobrante

History of Herbs Supporting People’s Resilience

Plants of Black Freedom webinar with Leah Penniman

Farming While Black, book by Leah Penniman

Working the Roots, Over 400 Years of Traditional African-American Healing by Michelle Lee

Returning to the Land, Returning to Ourselves, Interview with Michelle Lee on Medicine Cypher Podcast

Working the Roots, Interview with Michelle Lee, KPFA’s the Herbal Highway

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants  by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Know of other good resources for this list? Please share in the comments below!

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