The Botanical Bus is a bilingual mobile herb clinic that empowers holistic health through culturally relevant, community driven programs. Our mobile clinic changes the paradigm of top-down healthcare, taking community-based action to meet the demands of growing health disparity in Sonoma County. Our clinic recognizes the knowledge of the people as an unlimited and 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, North Bay Organizing Project, Graton Day Labor Center and Campesinas Lideres, 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: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic will:
- Provide care to 1,500 Latinx immigrant farmworkers, domestic workers and day laborers through a mobile herb clinic
- Empower a team of eight promotoras de salud to share their culturally relevant knowledge and health services with their Latinx community
- Mobilize COVID-19 mutual aid actions to distribute over 1,000 free garden kits to Latinx families facing food insecurity in Sonoma County
- Build a coalition with ten partner organizations committed to an equitable recovery from the pandemic