Community Herbalism is central to the clinic’s philosophy. For us this means creating a clinic that is accessible to everyone, affordable and community-supported. We want to educate and learn from the people and plants in our local area, striving to create a healthcare system that attains optimum health for everyone in the community. This does not stop with healthcare but is part of transforming our society to one based on equality and justice.
Some of the best writing on this subject can be found in the following articles. They both cover important points and make inspiring reading.
- Community-Based Herbalism (pdf) by 7Song, a herbalist working in Ithaca Free Clinic, New York.