Dear ones, may this resource page support us through these uncertain, scary, and transformational times. May everyone feel safe, connected, and supported. May we take tender care of ourselves and each other. May we create a world where we share our abundance with equity, integrity, and love. Virtual hugs, Planty Kim
p.s. for now, all my sessions and in person classes (gentle yoga, foraging, tree walks…) are postponed. thanks for any donations to support me in creating online education materials for all our healing and nourishment! (yellow button at bottom of the page)
Local herbalist friends who are offering plant remedies for pick up/delivery (some with online consultations):
- Oakmoss Attic Apothecary in downtown Pittsboro
- Hannah Popish of Poppysol in Chatham County (sliding scale; bilingual english/spanish)
- Monica Rivera of Cultivating Resistance Herbs in Durham (by donation)
- Ricky Bratz of Cazimi Healing in Chatham County
- Lindsay Perry of Full Flower Herbs in Durham
- Suki Roth at Herb Haven in Alamance County
- Henrietta Cummings in Randolph County: email@example.com, 919-742-4772
- Lea Clayton at Greenheart Healing Arts in Alamance County
Herbal wisdom for health and healing from herbalists I trust:
- Friend and teacher, Juliet Blankespoor, at Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine has bundled all of their articles on Herbal Immune Support in one handy hub. She also has wonderful wisdom to share on nourishing wild foods.
- Herbalist and doctor Aviva Romm has also created a hub of articles on the topic: COVID-19: An Integrative MDs Commonsense Approach.
- Friends and teachers Janet Kent and Dave Meesters of Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine offer these educational posts to shed light on the current public health threat and share ideas for supporting individual and community health. Also Dave has started this An Herbalist’s Protocol for Attending to Viral Respiratory Infections document.
- One Herbalist’s Thoughts on the Coronapocalypse by Thomas Easley includes a lot of information for preventative care as well as treatment.
- Anti-viral plantcestors and deep wisdom from layla k. feghali at River Rose Remembrance.
- Here’s Rosalee de la Forêt’s Herbs for Immunity article, which addresses respiratory herbs and immune tonics, relevant to the COVID-19. And her resource on DIY herbal steams. And one addressing elderberry’s safety.
- 7Song of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine has offered his thoughts, herbal suggestions, and recipes in this article, An Herbalist’s Notes on the COVID-19 Virus.
Access to Food, Medicine, & Supplies (many specific to Chatham County NC):
- It’s spring and there’s an abundance of free wild food and plant medicine to boost our immune systems! Follow me (planty kim) on instagram for educational foraging posts and enjoy my article on chickweed and wild greens pesto recipe.
- The 10 Best Wild Foods and Medicinals for Beginning Foragers and Wildcrafters from friends at Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine.
- CORA food pantry in Pittsboro is providing services and accepting donations of food, money, and volunteers.
- West Chatham Food Pantry.
- Free curbside meal pickup for children under 18 years old at fourteen schools around Chatham County, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-1:30pm. Adults can also purchase breakfast for $2 and lunch for $4.
- Chatham Marketplace Co-op grocery is open as are other grocery stores around the county. Many local restaurants are offering pick up service. Check Angelina’s Kitchen, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Small Cafe…
- Triangle Online Farmers Market coordinating deliveries and pick ups of fresh produce, meat, eggs, etc.
- Caremongering Pittsboro, a facebook group for sharing community resources throughout Chatham County.
- Hispanic Liaison/El Vinculo Hispano is still offering support via telephone, Facebook, and email.
- Chatham County Home Delivery Resources for Groceries and Prescriptions from the Council on Aging.
- Down Home NC Mutual Aid Fund for working class and poor families to access supplies.
- Yes! Magazine is sharing uplifting stories of creative community responses to this pandemic. You can subscribe for daily good news in your inbox.
- Friend and fellow foraging instructor Alan Muskat reminds us that there is enough for us all if we share in this article, We Got This.
- More resources coming as I’m able! Do check out my Instagram posts where I am sharing inspiration for connecting with the edible and medicinal plant and tree allies growing all around us! For now, all my in person classes (gentle yoga, plant walks…) are postponed. Thanks for any donations you are moved to share to support me in creating online public educational material! (there’s a yellow donate button at the bottom of the page)