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2019 National Day of Racial Healing: Sprouting Freedom—Radical Interventions with Plant Medicine

  • Tropico de Nopal 1665 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (map)

Presented by Berenice Dimas of Hood Herbalism
Herbalist, Educator, and Visionary

Our ancestors knew that having a relationship with the natural world was crucial for our survival. They left us a gift: ancient wisdom that shows us how to be in relationship and care for all that live around us. Part of our task is to continue their legacy and understand how to incorporate these teachings and practices in our daily lives. Healing ourselves and our community can start with shifting our relationship to the earth.

In this interactive workshop, we will revisit our relationships with plants, plant medicine, and ancestral healing practices. We will be making herbal medicine together to support us with stress and anxiety. The goal is for us to have a space to learn from the plants and notice what messages they have for us about how to move forward and deepen the connection we have with them, each other, and our communities.

We are, after all, leaving this earth for our future generations - so what are we leaving behind? How are we actively transforming ourselves and our environment for the betterment of the next seven generations?

About the workshop facilitator - Berenice Dimas of Hood Herbalism

Berenice Dimas' curiosity to deepen her relationship with self led her to reconnect with her ancestral healing traditions and plant medicine. She has a background in teaching and restorative justice. Currently, Berenice works full time facilitating learning spaces through her community based herbal education project Hood Herbalism.

Find out more about Berenice's work by visiting her website and her Instgram pages @hoodherbalism, @espejosapothecary, and @brujatip.


This event is free and open to all ages and abilities.

This workshop is two hours.

Free childcare, Spanish interpretation, and refreshments will be provided.