Community Medicine Garden
The Community Medicine Garden at Nourishing Life Health Center is a place to experience and participate in creating the magic, wonder and practical wisdom born of working with healing plants.
Become an active part of creating a truly healthy local community — one that values empowering education, natural disease prevention, body autonomy, and vibrant health for all.
This garden is under development and in the process of re-wilding much of the current lawn of the Nourishing Life Health Center. It is becoming home to dozens of species of plant medicines from around the temperate-climate world (including natives, Europeans, Asians and some warm-climate herbs grown as annuals).
Imagine a vibrant, sustainable medicinal herb garden that supports the vitality and healing, empowerment, and health freedom of all people.
A Working Mission:
To empower, educate, provide sanctuary, gathering space, and access to natural medicines to support the health of our community and our planet. We support all people in taking 100% responsibility for their health by leading with natural forms of medicine which are in harmony with our bodies and the earth. We especially aim to support those facing health challenges who may not have easy access to anything other than conventional medical care.
Potential Benefits to our Community:
- Free, donatable, and/or membership-based source of plant material for medicine-making;
- Flowers for pollinators and beauty of course!
- Community nourishment and connection with others who want to learn how to create health for one’s self and loved ones;
- Nature connection through gardening, herb crafting, observation, and wonder;
- Meaningful conversations around issues of health choice, informed consent, access and illness prevention and treatment;
- Cultural awareness through growing and working with plants from different parts of the world;
- Enhanced use of a green space for insects, birds, wildlife, and humans;
- Healing sanctuary space created by the magic, beauty, wildness and peacefulness of nature;
- Demonstration and/or preservation of particular medicinal plant species;
- Local access to foreign herbs (that come a long, long way to get here) = herbal medicine security
- Educational opportunities and gathering space for:
- Children to explore and play
- Education about medicine-making and utilizing the herbal harvest
- Issue-specific healing
As a busy health clinic, we’re looking for interested community members like YOU to participate in whatever way you can!
If you would like to be included in meeting, planning, organizing and updates, please sign up for this dedicated email list below.
Click here to be added to our VOLUNTEERS list, and we’ll keep you in the loop about upcoming workshares and more.
Thanks for your support. We look forward to what we will create together!