queridx beautiful soul,
the people of the ancient-future medicine keepers are asking for your support. these are the black indigenous people of color (bipoc) folx whose medicine was taken, stolen or misused through histories. we come to ask for your support in our healing journeys through Seed, Root+Bloom, urban exploration of the earth’s sacred offerings an herbal + ancestor rememberence program. we ask for your support in/of lives and generations needing reparation + restoration.
as part of remaining accessible to the people that keep and have kept our earth’s traditions as well as the communities that we come from, we are hoping to provide tuition for free or at a greatly reduced cost for Roxbury, Mattapan + Dorchester, MA residents. we ask for your contributions
you're contributions support:
+full + partial tuition
+the labor of our community partners
+our labor as organizers + facilitators
+start up costs (books, dried herbs, containers, upkeep of our garden space)
+growing costs (seeds, plants, soil, fertilizer, wood for beds)
more on our program:
Seed, Root + Bloom weaves together ancestor folk medicine from native Black, Mesoamerican, Celtic and traditions from the diasporas. We welcome you to your first rites of passage: self-healer. In year 1 of our gathering we connect to our holistic self and come with humility to ancestor connection. We meet ourselves and our living, past and other realm ancestors through meditations in the chakras. In our sacred community, we journey in the cosmos of each chakra with the companionship of our plant allies, rituals, energy medicine, and yoga as medicine practices. Our circle partners with local and ancestral plants and community members to deepen our skills as urban medicine people.
meet one of the herbal students you can support
When I was little I used to pray the dreams away. The ones that would come true a day or two after having them. I would know when women in my family were pregnant before they did, I could see and feel things no one around me seemed to have access to. I was scared and so I asked it to go away, and in many ways it has. I have spent the last few years reclaiming and reconnecting with what once came so natural it could only have been passed down. Just last year, during a heart to heart with my mother she admitted to me that my grandmother used to also have visions, dreams, that spirits would visit her- something she never told most people. Through this journey of reconnecting with my wisdom and my guides, I have found myself hungry and thirsty for all that I have lost, forced to hide away by religion and society. This space feels like an opportunity to honor them, to call them back, to say I am here and ready for you now.
for more information + to stay up to date connect with us on Facebook + Instagram or visit us at seedrootandbloom.com/donate.
- Alexandria Fouliard
- Joanna Gattuso
- Amy Armantrout
- Sam Retton