There is no healing without community.  

 

Community is integral to healing.  We cannot heal alone or in a vacuum.  

We need each other to heal, our disease is not our own but a reflection of what is occurring in our families, in neighborhoods, our community and the earth.  When we address healing with community participation our health reflects outward.

 

 
Students at a herbal workshop in a community garden in Brooklyn
Community Medicine Making with herbs
Brooklyn residents working on a community herb garden

Sacred Vibes collaborates with several community gardens in Brooklyn.  At each location, our herbal apprentices have created thriving medicinal herb gardens and work closely with members of the local community to support initiatives of healing in the surrounding neighborhoods.   

Every year we also offer free herbal workshops in our community gardens!  

These workshops are led by our advanced herbal apprentices and are open to the public.  Sacred Vibes Apprentices study and work with Master Herbalist and Sacred Vibes founder, Karen Rose to create dynamic workshops that truly serve the needs of our communities. 

This year our garden workshops will be held at our partner garden The Youth Farm.   The Youth Farm is an education-focused production farm in Brooklyn that offers New Yorkers opportunities to increase their knowledge of the food system and build high level organic growing skills to share with their communities. 

The Youth Farm is located at 600 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203.
 



 

Sacred Vibes Apothecary 2017 Summer Garden Workshops (Free 4 the Community)

All workshops will be held at the Youth Farm @ HSPS in collaboration with Sacred Vibes Medicine Wheel,  600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (btwn. Winthrop Ave and Rutland Rd.)

 

GARDEN PAINS HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY AS A GARDNER

with Natasha Peterkin and Susana Montesinos,

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10am - 11:30am

During this hands-on outdoor workshop we will look at how we can use our herbal allies to treat bug bites, body aches andsunburn: We may get these when working and loving the land. We'll be working with Plantain and Calendula. Come learn how to make some medicine and leave with a sample!

 

ETERNAL YONI: HERBAL SUPPORT FOR MENOPAUSE AND BEYOND

with Madelyn Moyer and Ema Fernandez Saturday

July 22, 2017, 10am - 11:30am

Through nutrition, self care and herbal preparations we will develop practical tools to love and restore vitality to the vagina and womb even as it stops doing the work of releasing eggs.

 

RECONCILING OUR MULTIPLE IDENTITIES AND RECLAIMING OUR ANCESTRAL WISDOM TO HEAL OUR BODIES

with Karen Rose and Susana Montesinos

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10am - 11:30am

In this workshop, we would address the ways in which sadness, susto, etc. affect our physical bodies. We will exchange ways to heal depression anxiety, grief, and loss with ancestral plant medicines.

 

#THESTRUGGLEISREAL #HERBSTOHELPMEWITHTHISMESS #IHATEMYLIFERIGHTNOW

with Natasha Peterkin and Sherese Bullock

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1:00pm-2:30pm   

In this workshop geared towards teens, we'll focus on developing tools and herbal remedies for stress, anxiety, headaches, balancing energy, stabilizing metabolism, sleep deprivation and menstrual cramps. Participants will have an opportunity to share what's going on for them. We will also have a chance to practice making herbal remedies.

 

WHAT'S THE ANSWER TO KICKING CANCER? CANCER PREVENTION AND CARE THROUGH THE EYES OF HERBAL MEDICINE

with Natasha Peterkin and Madelyn Moyer

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30-8pm

In this workshop we will explore how to use herbs and diet to reactivate the body's magnificent ability to heal itself. Learn techniques for prevention and how to nourish and strengthen the body through its journey with cancer.

 

CALLING ON OUR ANCESTRAL KNOWING: HEALING AND HARNESSING OUR STRENGTH

with Madelyn Moyer, Sherese Bullock and Susana Montesinos

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:00am-11:30am

Join us on an herbal journey through the generations to realize your inner knowing and connect with ancestor. In ceremony, through libations, and personal offerings we will witness and connect in community. Intergenerational knowledge and herbs will help guide us in a conversation about what it looks like to use herbs when confronting today's hatred, racism, xenophobia, patriarchy, anti-women, anti-LGBTQ sentiment. We'll be looking at activism and #BlackLivesMatters as examples and our guides.

 

 

 

 

PAST WORKSHOPS HELD IN OUR COMMUNITY GARDENS

Healing for the Healer

Finding the Light through the Darkness

Remembering Your Passion

Sexual Health Care with Herbs

Using Plants to support and nurture us through Trauma

Bush Medicine:  Stories and Plant Allies of the Caribbean

Creating Womb Care Rituals

Express Yo’Self:  Strengthen Your Voice & Being with Plant Medicine