HWB knows that food access is as important as herbal access. Food is medicine, and food justice is health justice. Lack of access to fresh food can greatly impact a community. And without healthy food and good nutrition, herbal support is only half a program. By growing food in our communities we can teach people about growing healthy food, give people access to education and experiences about growing food, we can connect people to the land that our food grows on, and, we can give people fresh food.
Many HWB Chapters, Clinics, and Projects grow community gardens. Community gardens don't have to be a plot in a public space, but can be a row that a farmer is sharing for medicinal herb growing, a network of herbalists and gardeners growing extra to donate to local food pantries, a plot donated and dedicated to HWB and herbal education at a local farm or on the land of a member. Public gardens are nice as we can invite people to events and activities and have people participate with us, but that can happen in parks and private land, too. HWB has seen many models - from local historical societies growing gardens for visitors, to small farms growing a plot of herbs, from small towns allowing HWB groups to install a raised bed that the community can take what they need from, from tribal elders installing a healing garden for the community, to Chapters growing seedlings and sharing pots to the community of salsa kits to grow on urban balconies. Wherever you live, whatever access you have, food can be grown on any scale and shared back to community.
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