2014 Service Report
Another year of adventures in healthcare!
In Atlanta (our herbal hub) we continued regular services at our 2 Herb Bus Stations,
conducting 148 consultations over the course of 22 clinics.
The Big House Station, Atlanta, GA
At these monthly clinical rounds, we poured endless pots of seasonal tea, dispensed 6 1/2 gallons of customized tincture formulas (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), 14#’s of raw custom herbal and powder blends, and a variety of other remedies including aromatic inhalers, herbal capsules, and oil rubs.
Inside the Herb Bus Apotheke
We served at several herbal first aid stations including:
the Rainbow Gathering in Utah
The Bus drove over 10,000 miles delivering healthcare and herbal education around the country.
The Five Flavors Crew, Lassen National Forest, California
We shared the Herb Bus model of healthcare with classes and communities from Atlanta to California. Some of our hosts included Ponderosa High School, the California School of Herbal Studies, Sacred Plant Traditions, Five Flavors Herbs, Homestead Atlanta, and the High Museum of Art.
Ponderosa High School, Flagstaff, AZ
We expanded our efforts to make community herbalism sustainable by initiating new programs that combine service with education:
Grow A Row: Supply locally and sustainably grown herbs to the Herb Bus by enlisting and supporting local farmers in the cultivation of medicinal herbs. A joint project with Funny Farm Atlanta.
Herb Cart: An Herbalista service project providing herbal first aid while offering learning opportunities for herbalists and herb students.
We made many friends and memories:
Spending time with special plants in special places. Anemone on Mount Shasta, California.
Harvesting and preparing medicine to share with my community and those in need. Arnica and Osha, Utah.
Tending the feet of our friends on the street with the Catholic Workers at Friday Foot Care on Skid Row, Los Angeles, California.
For all this and so much more, we are grateful.
We feel fortunate to have this opportunity to serve our community
and thankful for your friendship and support on this journey.
~The Herbalista Crew
Herbalista Crew (Past and Present): Lorna, Corinne, Todd, Amanda, Kaitlin, Lynda, and Anna