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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.

our ask:
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.

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meet one of the herbal students you can support


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Ana Maria
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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.

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bless up on us today
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saludos from some gentle sun rays kissing the east coast. we are writing to you from the center of our hearts with humility + gratitude.
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your contributions are generous + abundant. your comradeship is allowing us to journey with 16 incredible souls across the cosmos of our chakras with our ancestors.
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a contribution today support our students, whose medicine is needed. a contribution today goes to the healing of black, indigenous + people of color, it is a commitment to our collective healing.
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Meet Sol
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"I am an empath, emotional, water-aligned community organizer born in Venezuela, raised near Miami that is deeply in the belief that community, vulnerability, striving for wellness & truth are how we may move towards freedom. my mother's paternal side was Lebanese, my mother's maternal side was Italian + Cuban, my fathers' paternal side was from the Canary Islands and my fathers' maternal side are descendents of the Kaliña people. I am in migration, in diaspora and I struggle with understanding how to align my medicine in a way that is true to my lineage, but i know I have powerful energy inside of me that is ready to be channeled.
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I also know that in the communities I exist within, I am someone who people come to for guidance, love, healing. I have been working on healing myself, and aligning myself, so I may more appropriately and in a more aligned way, show up for the people who seek support from me.
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I hope to cultivate my own powers that are itching to be let free, to create and reconnect while in a community of loving, kind, BIPOC. I can offer the insight I have from my own herbal research, an open heart, a lot a lot of love, active listening, prayers. I can offer yummy meals (my ancestors take over when I cook, bless them), I can offer massages for toxin-release, and I can offer the base-level knowledge I have for gardening. "
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Support Sol + other budding herbalists of color!
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Check out seedrootandbloom.com/donate to learn more about other ways to support us.
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Visit: https://www.gofundme.com/seedrootandbloom
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Seed, Root + Bloom
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an urban exploration of earth’s sacred offerings:
herbal and ancestral connections
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black, indigenous, people of color herbal education
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seedrootandbloom.com
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Beautiful souls,

We extend our arms around you for your continued support. Your contributions are supporting our almost full cohort (2 more openings!), and preparation for our program. Some of which will be manifested on our first Community Work Day in March, visit our website for more information.

Your generosity is felt.

Blessings,
bellx + Naomi
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Blessings on this day, we are writing to you from the center of our hearts with humility + gratitude.

Your contributions are allowing us to support all of our students where they are financially. A contribution today support students like Patricia, whose medicine is needed. A contribution today to the healing of black, indigenous + people of color today is commitment to all of our healing.
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Meet Patricia
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"I am a queer woman of color, first-generation college graduate, low-income, immigrant to this country, and a survivor of cancer. I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to states when I was 6 years old. My papi is Mexican and my mami is Salvadorian. I have a history of trauma but I also have a history of resiliency and perseverance. I finally finished my undergraduate degree at age of 28- it was thanks to DACA that I was able to pursue this dream. I currently work at a non-profit organization with young people. I love what I do, but I miss the healing component of the work. In Boston, I feel like there is a lack of healing and community spaces. Since arriving to area, I have felt like I have been on survival mode. Despite all of this I am loving, a huge empath, a good listener, a fighter, and a mom to two dogs.
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I am also a descent from the Tecuexe native folk of Zapotlanejo, Mexico- primos to the Aztecs. I have always felt a connection to my ancestors. They guide me, talk to me, and protect me. I want to connect with them, I want to show them gratitude, and I want to exchange with the earth (pacha mama) healing practices that will draw me closer to them. They are me and I am them. "
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Support Patricia + other budding herbalists of color!
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Check out seedrootandbloom.com/donate to learn more about other ways to support us.


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fund* us today to support black, indigenous + people of color herbalism!

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meet one of our #community #partners, your #contributions today directly fund their #initiatives + #labor:

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ReVision Urban Farm

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“Victory Programs’ ReVision #Urban #Farm is an innovative #community-based urban #agriculture project that grows produce in its own fields and provides #access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to residents of our ReVision Family Home and our extended community. In association with ReVision Family Home, we also provide job training for youth and Boston’s #homeless.”

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to contributions Seed, Root + Bloom supports ReVision Urban Farm + other black, indigenous and people of color #souls laboring hard for #liberation.

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[for other ways to contribute please see seedrootandbloom.com or be in contact with us]

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w/ @revisionfarm , @theominnaomi + @semillaofixchel

*we are moving away from the term donate. we value your contributions, and we are not a charity. we are asking for you to redistribute your wealth + fund better futures. this is a commitment to the intergenerational healing of black, indigenous + people of color everywhere.
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