PARTNERSHIPS IN 2018
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Made possible by your tuition in Intuitive Plant Medicine we are so deeply excited to support the following organizations in 2018
Hawthorn Community Free Clinic
The Hawthorn Community Herb Collective (HCHC) is an Asheville area radical health collective aiming to make herbal medicine and other “alternative” modalities of healing accessible while helping folks feel empowered to take healthcare into their own hands & hearts.
The collective was birthed by a group of herbalists who recognized the need for more accessible health care in a climate where such basic needs are not easily attainable. HCHC strives to be a community hub offering tools to build and support wellness resiliency and health justice through herbal care and other alternative modalities of health, healing & education in Asheville, NC and surrounding area. We believe serving the under-served, and offering support in times of crisis is vital to keeping a community strong and in the important of bridging gaps among communities will help to raise everyone up while constructing more systems for resiliency.
One Willow is delighted to be donating to help support the formation of the HCHC new Free Clinic here in Asheville
facebook: Hawthorn Community Herb Collective.
Asheville Street Feet (Foot Clinic)
For those of us who have the privilege of a safe, comfortable place to kick off our shoes at the end of the day the importance of foot care may not seem glaringly obvious. Many houseless folks are unable to change their socks or even take off their shoes on a regular basis and this combined with the fact that feet can often be their primary mode of transport can lead to some pretty serious discomfort. The clinic addresses common foot issues as well as keeping a stockpile of new socks, shoes, and medicines so folks can address their own issues as they are able between foot clinic days.
Asheville Street Feet is a strictly volunteer run foot clinic combining both herbal and conventional medicines that serves houseless and low-income communities in the Asheville area. This foot clinic was inspired largely by the Harriet Tubman Foot Clinic in Atlanta.
A little can go a long way in helping to support the Street Clinic’s open houses. We are proud to be donating a portion of our proceeds from Intuitive Plant Medicine to support this ongoing community service.
ONE: Organization of Nature Evolutionaries
ONE’s vision is heart-centered community dedicated to the awareness of Nature Consciousness and our mutual sacred trust with this life-giving force. The organization’s mission is to cultivate co-creative partnership with Nature through supporting Earth Rights in all their forms, making conscious connections with the nature-human matrix, and honoring the sacred in All.
We are honored to be supporting this beautifully holistic vision of Earth Activisim.
Visit ONE’s website to learn more about their work with Earth Rites/Rights/Writes and upcoming events.
United Plant Savers
United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
These Are Exciting Times for Herbalists. We are witnessing the art of herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition of health and healing. However, as herbalism flourishes and winds its way into the “main stream” of America, it is eliciting a unique set of problems and concerns.
Where once herbal enterprises were few and far between, it is now a competitive marketplace which has increased the demand on wild medicinal plant resources. Furthermore, other countries with an uninterrupted tradition of herbalism are experiencing a severe shortage of medicinal plants and look to the North American continent for supplying these herbs. This increased usage along with habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage of wild plant resources, including some of our most treasured medicinal species.
The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats.
We at One Willow feel blessed to be able to support UPS in this worthwhile and important mission.
Indigenous Environmental Network
IEN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law.
Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities. IEN accomplishes this by maintaining an informational clearinghouse, organizing campaigns, direct actions and public awareness, building the capacity of community and tribes to address EJ issues, development of initiatives to impact policy, and building alliances among Indigenous communities, tribes, inter-tribal and Indigenous organizations, people-of-color/ethnic organizations, faith-based and women groups, youth, labor, environmental organizations and others. IEN convenes local, regional and national meetings on environmental and economic justice issues, and provides support, resources and referral to Indigenous communities and youth throughout primarily North America – and in recent years – globally.
One Willow is honored to be supporting the sacred work of this land’s Indigenous visionaries, leaders and activists.
Eastern Band of Cherokees Gift Fund
A dynamic fund that supports the Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation in responding to changing community needs and to enhance the lives of area residents by awarding annual grants to local nonprofit organizations.
This year’s nonprofit recipient is Cherokee Cancer Support Group. This group works with tribal members diagnosed with cancer by providing assistance with gaining medical resources and financial support for treatments. Not only that, but this volunteer-led nonprofit works with their clients to show them that they are not alone in their diagnoses. Many of the volunteers have either had cancer themselves or provided immediate care for someone who did. They assist and promote healing by sharing their own personal experiences. The funds given by the EBCCF will be used for general operating support. Cherokee Cancer Support Group board members and volunteers attended the recent board meeting of the Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation to share stories about their organization and accept their grant award.
With the help of our students, we are honored to be supporting the creative non-profit work of the First Peoples of these beautiful mountains we call home.
Queer Nature is a queer-run nature education and ancestral skills program serving the LGBTQ+ community. The program envisions and implements ecological literacy and wilderness self-reliance skills as vital and often overlooked parts of the healing and wholing of populations who have been silenced, marginalized, and even represented as ‘unnatural.’ The curriculums necessarily go beyond recreation in nature to deep and creative engagement with the natural world to build inter-species alliances and an enduring sense of belonging.
We are honored to support Queer nature and the beautifully emergent work they are doing in this world.