Call for contributors to issue #2: Give & Take
Deadline for issue #2 is January 31, 2014
Cultural appropriation, cultural sensitivity, giving and taking, sharing and using, respect and revisionism – these are issues that need to be spoken of amongst herbalists.
Issues of class, privilege, race, and gender come into play when providing herbal care to the community, whether we’re conscious of it or not. As much as herbalists would like to have “folk medicine for the people” many people do not have access to information, clinics, plants, or plant based medicines.
From The Ground Up focuses on herbalists sharing their knowledge with each other to promote more effective and compassionate care for community members who may not have adequate resources for ideal herbal healing and prevention solutions, as well as promoting a nuanced discussion of where we as herbalists place ourselves in the cultural landscape.