Who We Are

We are a growing bilingual community of elders and children, agricultural and service workers, cooks and herbalists, students and community organizers, coming together across generations and cultures to empower holistic health from the ground up. The Botanical Bus: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic is a nonprofit 501c3 organization (EIN #84-3039239).

Jocelyn Boreta

Jocelyn Boreta

Co-Founder The Botanical Bus: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic

Jocelyn Boreta is a community organizer and herbalist committed to cultivating health equity through the empowerment of indigenous knowledge and self-healing communities.

“Herbalism is activism.  It shows us that we are connected to the earth, that we know how to heal ourselves, our families and our communities with the plants that grow around us.”

For over 4-years Jocelyn has offered weekly, free, bilingual wellness workshops at community gardens and Latinx health centers throughout Sonoma County.   She is a staff herbalist at integrative health clinic, Farmacopia, and co-founder of The Botanical Bus: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic.

Her community activism has roots in 10-years working as Program Director of the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores, in partnership with indigenous women in Guatemala, Peru, and India to sustain cultural integrity and livelihood. 

Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from University of California Santa Barbara and certification in herbalism from the California School of Herbal Studies.

Lily Mazzarella, MS, CNS

Co-Founder The Botanical Bus: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic

Lily Mazzarella, MS, CNS, is an herbalist, nutritionist and owner of Farmacopia in Santa Rosa, an apothecary and integrative medical practice. 

Lily’s journey for healing her own complex health challenges sparked an interest in herbal medicine, nutrition, and non-conventional modalities of healing.  She holds a BA in English literature from Wesleyan University, and a Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health.  In between the two, she pursued multiple trainings, including 7Song’s Northeast School of Botanical Medicine.

She has been on the faculty at the California School of Herbal Studies since 2006, and serves as The Ceres Community Project Expert Advisor on herbal medicine. During the urban wildfires of October 2017, she utilized the infrastructure of Farmacopia to mobilize dozens of volunteers and allocate thousands of dollars in resources to provide easily accessed holistic care to her community of Santa Rosa.  

Angeles Quinones

Angeles Quiñones

Promotora Program Director, The Botanical Bus: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic

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.  

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