:HWB Gardens Project
Education is in the mission of Herbalists WIthout Borders. Food justice is health justice, and access to and knowledge of healthy foods is important for all ages. Teaching people how to grow their own food and herbs, how to use them, and how to take charge of their wellness is a part of empowering communities. Teachers and Community Organizers are often at the forefront of community education models and participatory education is a fun and engaged way to learn.
We are currently working to expand this project into supporting the creation of gardens that are not HWB Chapter/Clinic/Project gardens, but that are working within the HWB Garden project to create a food and herb garden for their local community. We know that providing tools and support to educators to help them teach not only about culturally relevant foods and plants but also herbal medicine, is a great way to reach communities.
Over the past few years we have had many HWB Chapter/Clinic/Project gardens start, and have more and more inquiries from those designing gardens in other community spaces such as historical societies, school gardens, summer camp gardens, free town raised bed gardens, community center gardens, healing children's garden at a health center, a veterans garden, elder gardens, food pantry gardens, and more. We are expanding this program to include more support for that type of community work, so that we can help get more fresh food and herbal support and education into communities.
Our goal is to create and provide access to resources including:
Our Nourishing Children's Garden & Community Garden eGuides can be downloaded for free by current members on the members only portal. If you are a non-members, eGuides can be purchased here: https://www.hwbglobal.org/store/c5/hwbeguides
These US seed grants are designed to enhance the nutritional, social, economic, or environmental health of communities. Priority is given to projects that will benefit underrepresented groups, serve marginalized folks and get food and herbs to those who need them, seed saving projects that share back to HWB International, or that benefits communities of our Members with projects such as Community Gardens, Youth or Elder Gardens, Growing Food & Herbs for the Local Food Pantry, Educational Gardens, Growing Herbs for Free Clinics & Community Outreach, and serving underserved communities.
HWB General Member Seed Grants
Are you interested in a seed grant for your local garden project? HWB Gardens are projects that benefit the community, fill a need or gap, and support continued education of healthful foods and herbs and their uses, including culturally relevant traditions and recipes for their own community. This will be a donation based membership project, and will be open to the world, but seeds can only be shared within the US due to restrictions and cost.
Herbalists Without Borders is pleased to offer donations of seeds to HWB Members growing Community focused garden programs in their communities.
If you are already an HWB member, you qualify for this program!
2022 Seed Grants are now closed.