The Botanical Bus changes the paradigm of top-down health care that offers limited services to meet the overwhelming demands of growing health disparity. Our clinic recognizes the knowledge of the people as an unlimited, invaluable resource and is driven by the proven success of the self-healing community model in which holistic health is empowered by-the-people, for-the people.
Since the 2017 North Bay fires, we have come together with founding partners La Luz Center, Corazon Healdsburg and North Bay Organizing Project, to host clinics at Latinx health centers, community gardens and social justice events throughout Sonoma County. Our programs include a sliding scale-mobile clinic, promotora-led wellness workshops, and community medicine gardens.
In 2020 the Botanical Bus will:
- Engage 1000 wellness workshop participants in the exchange of herbal remedies, recipes and medicine made in community
- Empower a team of 6 promotoras to lead regular wellness workshop in their communities
- Connect 650 mobile clinic clients with holistic health practitioners
- Cultivate 3 community medicine gardens at clinic sites