This project is being created as a response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. This incredible time we are living in isolation has inspired me to bring people together in a different way, tu use the resources we have in the community and to look into San Francisco Bay Area flora as a potential source of healing.
On April 6th I put a call for collaboration to the public. In my initial email I asked questions like :What do we need to heal? what's broken? What's this situation showing us? I encouraged the public to answer these questions and think of a plant that could help us understand what are these aspects of our psyche that need transformation and healing. I'm in the process of collecting these plants suggested by the public. Some people are harvesting plants from their backyards, from their walks on the hills, from city parks and sending them to me via regular mail. Some other people are showing me where in the city I can go and collect the plant.
Once I receive all the plants and herbs I’ll co-create an herbal recipe with intention to help us heal those disconnections or imbalances that have already become an ailment. An herbal remedy that won’t heal our bodies from any virus, germ or alien disease but heal us politically, socially and spiritually.
All participants will receive a small container with the herbal remedy.