Yesterday, we had another member on our crew! Ann Merrill, a friend and herbalist from Austin, lent us a hand at the Big House station. While an herbalist’s work can often be a solitary endeavor, our practice on the Bus is a group effort. The crew works together, in a dynamic back and forth, as we run the consult and customize the remedies we offer to patients. Ann made a great addition!
Not only does the crew benefit from this communal work environment, but we have noticed that the community we serve has bonded over our monthly visits as well. While folks are waiting for their turn, they sit together, sip tea, and talk about the herbs they are trying. They are supporting one another in their healthcare efforts. This is what we mean by “Building Community through Herbalism! Viva la Herb Bus!