Building Community through Herbalism

 HERBALISTA  HAPPENINGS


The days grow shorter and we will soon miss the abundantly warm embrace of our sunny, southern skies.  The nights will grow colder, slowly slicing away at our skin, nipping and then biting our tender toes and ears.  The barren branches will solemnly stand witness to the dissonant chord struck in our hearts, as the dimming light of winter threatens our primal need for security.  Winter intimidates even the most finely housed of individuals.

To many
 the twinkling lights of holiday cheer are reminders of a home one doesn't have, and the blanket that had offered a taste of rest will be unable to cushion against a frozen ground. What I am wondering tonight, is can this fading warmth actually stoke our abilities?  Will we manage to take inspiration from the dying leaves burning in bright defiance against a cold, stark sky?  Can the challenges of winter create champions of us all? I almost wrote that I hope it does, but I once read that hope is based on fear.  And while fear is a strong motivator, it does not provide nourishment; action based solely on fear will be short lived.  So even if fear be the initial spark, let us stoke our bonfires with compassion and sustain these flames on a love of community.

And just to pour a little herbal fuel on the fire, please enjoy these recipes for herbal holiday gifts.  May you be warmed by cinnamon and ginger from your hearts to your toes. 

 
~Herbalista Lorna
CLINICS

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Herbalista Free Clinic



Inside the Herb Bus Apotheke
Big House Station, ATL, GA
November 2014


Each month we make the rounds to our Atlanta stations.  We follow up with our patients from previous stops and take on new ones. We dispense information and herbal formulas we hope will help to remedy their health concerns and strengthen their bodies and minds to face life's many challenges.  We share tea and we share time.  We listen.  We offer encouragement and support.  And by returning every month, by being a service one can depend on, we offer a sense of security, something all too often missing in our lives.  We aim to offer healthCARE, in the truest sense.  And we wish thank all of you, who in turn, have cared for us; we thank our community for supporting this Herbalistic dream through your kind words, generous donations, and inspiring actions.           
 

This traveling clinic and classroom
builds community through herbalism.  
Join us in spreading the health,
one stop at a time!

 



Consider becoming a monthly sponsor of our work at the Herbalista Free Clinic.
 

 

Viva la Herb Bus!
 

 

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Harriet Tubman Foot Clinic

Wednesday's, 6:45pm-9:30pm 

at The Open Door Community



Open Door Foot Clinic, November 12th, 2014

The Harriet Tubman Free Foot Clinic has served Atlanta's homeless for over a decade.  We utilize a combination of herbal and conventional therapies for patient focused care.  For more information about our services or to learn how you might be able to offer similar services in your community, see our Harriet Tubman Foot Clinic Manual, available for free download.  If you are interested in donating services, time, funds, or supplies, please contact the clinic coordinator at Lorna@Herbalista.org 
 
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The Herb Clinic

of East Atlanta

 
MON & FRI by appointment
Herbalista Headquarters
Sliding scale services
 

Herbal medicine is the oldest and most widely used form of healthcare in the world!  Effective, affordable, environmentally friendly, and tantalizing to all the senses, herbs are a vital part to a healthy present and future!  Lorna is a general practitioner and has experience aiding children and adults with a variety of issues.  She works with the patient to address current concerns and achieve their health goals.  

To schedule an appointment, please contact the office at Lorna@Herbalista.org.

CALENDAR
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December 13th
Anna Apotheca, West Side, ATL

It's that time again - the annual GHG Holiday party! Join us as we share sumptuous food, spiced cordials, and fabulous company. This potluck and silent auction also serves as our annual fundraiser, allowing us to continue sponsoring herbal education for our local community. All the herbalistic party details will be posted to our Yahoo Group and on Facebook. For more about the Georgia Herbalists Guild, click here.   
 
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JANUARY 9th-11th, 2015
 (FULL)
FEBRUARY 21st - 23rd
(6 Spaces Available)
Herbalista Headquarters, ATL

Training for the new Herbalista Free Clinic service project, the Herb Cart, begins this coming January!  The Herb Cart is a mobile herbal first aid station that will set up at soup kitchens in service to our friends on the street. Each weekend training will cover herbal first aid basics, Herb Cart protocols and procedures, and more.   For full details, please click here
 
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FORAGE


Poison Ivy in its fall glory.  Remember, foraging is not only about knowing what to gather but what to avoid and be careful of.
Atlanta, GA, NOVEMBER 2014
 
There are wonderful medicinal and edible plants growing all around us, even right here in this urban jungle.  Learning our local plants improves health, reduces oil consumption AND provides security in knowing that what you need is growing right out your backdoor.
 
Click here to see what's in season around the Atlanta area with month-by-month picture galleries.

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Lorna Mauney-Brodek is a traveling herbalist, medicine maker, wildcrafter, and teacher who dedicates her herbwork to promoting diversity, environmental responsibility, and social justice.  She offers a sliding scale herbal clinic in East Atlanta, coordinates the Harriet Tubman Free Foot Clinic, and proudly helms the Herbalista Free Clinic's Herb Bus, providing earth-based care to underserved populations.  She teaches at various venues around the southeast, including the BotanoLogos School, the Blue Ridge School, and the Homestead Atlanta

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