Today is the day you get 200 emails in your inbox asking for donations. Every nonprofit hopes to raise meager funds on this day, as donations have been harder and harder to come by for most small nonprofits. We all have become inundated with go fund me's, facebook fundraisers, calls for money, support, and aid. Every day is a news day where someone is in desperate need or some disaster has hit. So we are here, on this day, not only asking those of you who make end of year donations to consider HWB, but we are also here with deep gratitude for all of those who are members, donors, volunteers, and coordinators. We thank you, and know we could not do this work without you.
Most people think that HWB is a large and well funded nonprofit. But, we are not. At Herbalists Without Borders, we are small but mighty. We do not have paid employees or large overhead. We are an all volunteer, grassroots network of chapters, members, projects, clinics, and volunteers working to make a big impact on a shoestring.
Our largest expense is shipping donations to free clinics, and sponsoring micro grants to help support clinics and projects needing resources to keep going, especially in humanitarian crisis areas and after natural disasters. Every single large flat rate box we ship to US clinics (US mainland, along the border, Puerto Rico) costs almost $18 - plus paper, ink, tape, and gas to drive to the post office.
Other HWB projects include disaster relief, community apothecaries (including our US Community Apothecary), microgrants, medicinal plant conservation, health justice work, education and advocacy programs, and other programs that meet our mission and vision.
Donate to Herbalists Without Borders
Support Herbalists Without Borders, an all volunteer, membership based, 501c3 nonprofit. Your donations directly support our mission and projects. We rely entirely on membership dues and donations to do our work, and we couldn't do it without you!
HWB projects include free people's clinics, disaster relief, education and advocacy, borderless medicine, medicinal seed saving, community gardens, and more. As an all volunteer nonprofit you know your donation goes to support those working on the ground so that we can offer technical assistance, microgrants, educational support, advocacy, and other resources to support those working in their communities, and to support disaster relief efforts.
Where does your donation go?
Donate today, and know your donation makes a BIG impact. Even a $5 donation goes a long way to support our grassroots, small budget, nonprofit work and projects. Today every dollar can go farther when you donate on our facebook fundraiser page, as facebook does not deduct any fees for registered nonprofits.
HWB is happy to share our latest podcast with you! This episode we talk with Nicole Rose of Solidarity Apothecary. Nicole works with HWB UK and travels to Calais to work with refugees. She has written a new book - well - listen to the podcast to hear all about it.
Nicole Rose is an organiser, grassroots herbalist and agroecologist living in England who has been active in struggles for human, animal and earth liberation for over 20 years. Nicole did a 3.5-year prison sentence aged 21 amidst a decade of state repression against the campaign to close down Europe’s largest animal testing company. She’s been supporting loved ones in prison for over 15 years and recently founded the Solidarity Apothecary, a project supplying free plant medicines to people experiencing and recovering from state violence and repression. www.solidarityapothecary.org
The mission of the Solidarity Apothecary is to materially support revolutionary struggles and communities with plant medicines to strengthen collective autonomy, self-defence and resilience to climate change, capitalism and state violence.
The Solidarity Apothecary has been making and distributing plant medicines to those on the frontline of state violence. This includes people being arrested, on trial, imprisoned, detained or recovering from these experiences. Plant medicines are distributed via the Anarchist Black Cross, an informal network of prisoner-support and anti-repression groups. Medicines are also o ered to the people doing the support and solidarity work during these times.
The project also aims to support frontline organisers with herbal education and tools to overcome burnout and sustain their work.
The Prisoner's Herbal
Listen to our latest podcast on your format of choice below - or, visit our YouTube Channel.
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/herbal-action-podcast/id1429057753
On blubrry: www.blubrry.com/herbalactionpodcasthwb/
iHeart Radio: www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Herbal-Action-Podca-29758398/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifkidpkursbdfjp7jitzfetdibi
You can also always find our episodes at our HWB YouTube Channel:
On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8tjHkLOGg&t=945s
Keep up with the latest news, updates, and more. Learn about our projects and amazing work Chapters are doing.
The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family
Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Seed Saving, and Cultural History
The Manual of Seed Saving: Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits
The Seed Saving Book: Heirloom and Organic Seed Saving For Beginners: How to Profit by Preserving Rare Heirloom and Organic Seeds
Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, 2nd Edition
by Carol Deppe
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF HWB.
HWB is a 501c3 NGO nonprofit. Our all volunteer nonprofit is a group of herbalists, medicinal plant growers, herbal educators, alternative holistic modality practitioners and others dedicated to herbal health access for all, medicinal plant conservation, health justice and more.
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