Temple of Earth Apothecary's Opening Fund
Temple of Earth Apothecary is fundraising to open a storefront space on Lisjan Ohlone land in the East Bay community I grew up in! We will be operating as a collectively owned and horizontally led co-op. We need a strong foundation of support to establish our physical space. We are so so grateful to receive your help to get started! Tremendous Love! —Danielle Benjamin, Co-creator
Temple of Earth Apothecary (TEA) is a horizontally led cooperative Afro-Indigenous herb shop, medicine garden and community healing space, selling locally grown bulk herbs, house-made herbal preparations and ritual goods. Individual healing consults, readings and bodywork are available at Temple of Earth, as well as workshops and apprenticeship in ancestral herbalism and our Indigenous healing praxis and practices. Temple of Earth celebrates and centers Black/Native/POC land and plant stewardship, teachers, practitioners and medicine folk, specifically concentrating Afro-diasporic healing and our medicine ways.
We project that $16,300 will facilitate the build-out of the space and cover all opening expenses, including one month's payroll. $75,000 of support will fund 6 months of operating expenses. $166,300 will take care of our first year of operating expenses, including overhead and product. Please help us get started if you feel called!
Goodness begets goodness! Thank you for redistributing wealth our way, supporting Black/Native medicine people, our families and communities.
Temple of Earth Apothecary is an infrastructure of service to our mother earth; A channel for the brightest vibrations of our lineages, our people, of all beings; A space of self-inquiry and transformation; A house of evolving ancestral connection; A refuge for Black/Native people; A temple for raising collective vibrations; A current of impossible remembering; A promise to hold down our home planet, to maintain our root, to bear down between worlds as our seeds spread roots amongst the stars.
danielle e benjamin is an afro-indigenous astro-herbalist, energetic bodyworker, writer, medium, youth steward, mother, creator of and created by Temple of Earth Apothecary and Evolutionary Medicine, in her hometown on Lisjan Ohlone land in Oakland, CA.
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