Herb Cart Program

HERB CART PROGRAM

The Herb Cart is a mobile clinic providing free, herbal care to communities in need around the Atlanta area. We serve at a variety of locations, such as city parks, at soup kitchens, and community centers.

This program serves as a unique training opportunity for emerging herbalists and was constructed to provide a safe and supportive vessel for you to expand your clinical potential.  We strive to free our work from the confines of the clinic walls and bring herbalism out of the shadows and directly into the hands of the people.

If you are interested in working on the Herb Cart, you must complete an Herb Cart Training (next training in early 2019 – dates TBA).  You must also complete the other requirements as described below. Once you have completed the process, we welcome you to sign-up and serve at the various clinics we schedule throughout the year.

 

Cart volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • IMG_1030Have a solid foundation in herbal medicine acquired through either program study, apprenticeship, or rigorous self-study. We use a broad range of remedies on the car. Please see the Herb Cart Service Manual on the Resources page to see an example of the Materia Medica we utilize.  You must be familiar with this range of herbs and their safety requirements.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified within the last 2 years. This can be through any number of organizations, such as the Red Cross, American Heart Association, etc. This must be completed prior to attending an Herb Cart Weekend Training Session.
  • Preferably, it is recommended one also attend a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder course like those offered by Landmark Learning and NOLS.
  • Attend an Herb Cart Weekend Training Session (Herbal First Aid, Herb Cart Protocol, etc.) Each training session is limited to between 6 and 8 participants.
  • Train at the Harriet Tubman Foot Care Clinic a minimum of two times (more is preferable). This clinic meets every Monday afternoon at the Mercy Community Church.
  • Attend a Power and Privilege Workshop offered through the Herbalista Health Network (or comparable).
  • Demonstrate herbal competence, compassion & pragmatism as a health worker. Please note, participation in the program is at the discretion of the Herbalista Crew.
  • To maintain active volunteer status you must demonstrate a continued commitment to your craft and community healthcare.

Download the application.


The Herb Cart often serves in Woodruff Park, located in downtown Atlanta.  We set up alongside the Food Not Bombs crew.

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 and we are honored to join them as often as we can!

To enroll in this program, please complete this application and email it to Lorna@Herbalista.org

 

Previous Herb Cart Trainings 

2018

January 26th – 28th, 2018 [SOLD OUT]

Friday evening 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday from 10am – 5pm
Sunday from 10am – 5pm

Location: Herbalista Headquarters, Atlanta, GA

Cost: $300 (includes a copy of the Herb Cart Service Manual and supplies)
Herbal Tea is provided. Please bring packed lunch on both Saturday and Sunday.

PREVIOUS TRAININGS

2017

January 27-29, 2017 [SOLD OUT]
Friday evening 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday from 10am – 5pm
Sunday from 10am – 5pm
Location: Herbalista Headquarters, Atlanta, GA

2016

March 4-6, 2016 [SOLD OUT]
Friday evening 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday from 10am – 5pm
Sunday from 10am – 5pm
Location: Herbalista Headquarters, Atlanta, GA

January 8-10, 2016 [SOLD OUT]
Friday evening 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday from 10am – 5pm
Sunday from 10am – 5pm
Location: Herbalista Headquarters, Atlanta, GA

2015

February 20-22, 2015 [SOLD OUT]
Friday evening 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday from 10am – 5pm
Sunday from 10am – 5pm
Location: Herbalista Headquarters, Atlanta, GA

January 9-11, 2015 [SOLD OUT]
Friday evening 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday from 10am – 5pm
Sunday from 10am – 5pm
Location: Herbalista Headquarters, Atlanta, GA