The final stop on the Herb Bus’s 2014 west Coast Tour, was at Ponderosa High School in Flagstaff, AZ. This is my second year visiting this accomodations high school that is tasked with educating a diverse and underserved group of teens. The Bus was hosted by the Terra BIRDS program, a local nonprofit that teaches kids stewardship and sustainability through gardening. Together with the students they have turned what was once desert pavement, into an incredible example of permaculture in action.
This Tuesday morning, we set up the Bus so the students could learn more a bit about what we do at the Herbalista Free Clinic. After showing the medicine kits and describing the type of healthcare we provide, we stepped into their garden and talked about the plants they had already growing around them. I was honored to get to share my work on the Bus with them and look forward to another visit!