Some of you may know that I am on the board for Herbalists Without Borders. The latest newsletter is available here.
One of the HWB assertions is that health is a human right. Note that I said health, not health care. Although health care is nice, I’d rather live in a society where it isn’t needed. Because a society that valued health would teach everyone first aid, nutrition, and basic self care. A society that valued health would require corporations to prove the safety of their products, by-products, and waste.
Public health = social justice and vice versa.
So when I finished my masters studies in public health, I decided to start an educational project based on folk arts. The Trillium Center is my answer to what a society that values health might look like. We value disease prevention, deep nourishment, food preservation, wild gardening, sanctuary for endangered plants, creativity, wilderness skills, first aid, wild food foraging, and other self-reliance skills. I hope that our classes reflect these values.
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