Cultivating change

With community gardening

Community Medicine Garden Projects

We are committed to developing projects to infiltrate all aspects of society to achieve a massive consciousness shift towards thinking more holistically about health, wellbeing, community and culture. This is true eco activism.

Through each of our community medicine garden projects, education is proliferated about the medicinal power of plants through the growing, harvesting and the creation of simple plant remedies.

Community gardens have the potential to mitigate some of the problems that plague our societies. They are a beneficial addition to our neighbourhoods by increasing the availability of nutritious organic foods and useful medicines, strengthening community ties, reducing food miles and creating more sustainability.

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COMMUNITY GARDENS GUIDE

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COMMUNITY GARDENS GUIDE

WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A FEW HINTS AND TIPS FOR YOU. IDEAS AND THOUGHTS ON CREATING YOUR OWN COMMUNITY MEDICINE GARDEN. PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH FOR MORE SUPPORT – THIS WORLD NEEDS SECRET HEROS!

Our Dream of Cultivating Change

We have worked for years towards the goal of changing the current paradigm, creating more connection with the plant world and having a society which values self-nurture and the green spaces around us.

We know only too well how much time effort, energy and capital it can take to get a community growing project off the ground and in the continued running, that is why we set up our very own Seed SistAs Grant. Donations and profits from sales of our books and remedies get directed into this pot. If your community garden project is interested in applying follow this link.

Apply for a grant

We Seed SistAs are graduates of a four-year BSc in medical herbalism. After our studies we were shocked to learn that much of the population had never heard of herbal medicine. The knowledge that a commonly growing plant walked past daily, can ease an insect bite or calm the irritation of hay fever, is entirely alien to many folk. We were motivated to cultivate change and plant the seeds of the ancient tradition of Herbalism wherever we go.

Community Apothecary

Funded by the Seed Sistas’ Garden Grant

One of the first grants we awarded, during the global pandemic, was to a brilliant community project in London, Community Apothecary.  Rasheeqa applied on her community’s behalf and they were awarded the grand to support the project.  It is a collaboration and community web across 3 different sites. We are so thrilled to have supported this valuable project.

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“The Seed Sistas, as part of their ongoing contribution and commitment to the spread and effectiveness of community herbalism, have supported our project with a grant that enabled us to buy plants and trees for our medicinal forest garden site… The grant has been a vital part..add[ing] to its roots as an evolving medicine garden for the community and for the local ecosystems.”

Seed Sistas in the garden

Northaw Community Orchard

We are directors of Northaw Transition, in Kazz’s little village. In early 2011 we applied for a Community Green Space Challenge grant from Grantscape, for a community orchard.

We were supported by our Parish Council, and the Borough Council who offered us unused scrub land for rent in the heart of the village. After working hard to complete the grant application in a very short time and run a public consultation on the proposals, we were awarded the full grant in September 2011. We have a thriving productive community growing project now, with plenty of work parties and fabulous festivities throughout the year. 

 

 

Medicine Garden in Dorset

We have planted a thriving medicinal garden with over 50 differing species of herbs at Monkton Wyld Centre for Sustainable Living.

This is the teaching garden for the Sensory Herbalism Apprenticeship course. One of the many enjoyable tasks on the course is to develop a Community Medicine Garden within each individual’s community. Each garden needs to be complete with information available to the general public about the plants growing there.

Want to learn more about planting and cultivation of medicinal herbs?

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The Community Garden Showcase

Find a community garden near you to get involved in and planting herbs. Here are some wonderful projects either set-up by our students, that we have supported or that we have visited along the way. Visiting other community gardens gives great inspiration and ideas for your own projects.

DOWNLOAD OUR SPECIAL
COMMUNITY GARDENS GUIDE

DOWNLOAD OUR SPECIAL
COMMUNITY GARDENS GUIDE

WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A FEW HINTS AND TIPS FOR YOU. IDEAS AND THOUGHTS ON CREATING YOUR OWN COMMUNITY MEDICINE GARDEN. PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH FOR MORE SUPPORT – THIS WORLD NEEDS SECRET HEROS!