Angeles Quiñones is a certified social worker and Promotora de Salud, dedicated to building community health that is connected to the land. She moved to Santa Rosa in 2004 from Torreón Coahuila, Mexico, where from an early age she learned to heal herself, her friends and family with the plants growing around her.
In 2014 with Land Path’s Bayer Farm, she organized Farming for Health, a bilingual community group that gathers weekly to learn and share recipes and remedies for health from the garden. She is a certified YWCA domestic violence counselor and worked with the Salvation Army for three years connecting immigrant families to health services.
The first time she visited Land Paths Bayer Farm in Roseland, Santa Rosa, she cried at the taste of a tomato off the vine. “It tasted like home.” Angeles is passionate about connecting people across generations, to the nourishment of the community garden found in nutrition, herbal medicine and friendship.