The next course begins in Winter 2022. Only for Hood Herbalism graduates.
ONLINE herbal education for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
Grounded Roots follows our Hood Herbalism Intro Class. In Grounded Roots, we expand the medicine making techniques covered in the intro class. More importantly, Grounded Roots offers you herbal knowledge and body therapies that support each body system.
Only open to those who have taken Hood Herbalism. The course is offered via Zoom live stream for full participation.
WHEN: 6 months of class sessions either on a Weekday from 5-7:30pm PST or on a weekend from 10am - 12:30pm PST.
DATES: TBA. Winter 2022
OFFERING: $800 (Payment plans are available. Please see the application for details.)
This is a Queer and Trans friendly space. We use gender neutral language when addressing the entire class. We are also super thoughtful with people's pronouns. We ask, we remember, and we respect the pronouns people use.
About your facilitator
Hi, my name is Berenice. I am a queer herbalist who was born in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) and grew up on Tongva lands (El Monte, CA) since I was 3 years old. My Ancestors are from Michoacan, El Valle de Toluca, and Guanajuato in Mexico. Plants have been part of my life for many years. My mother was my first herbal teacher. She raised my two sisters and I with herbal medicine and remedios caceros (home remedies). The classes are informed by my mother's teachings, wisdom that many teachers have shared with me along the way, and the relationship I've had with plants since I was a kid.
I've been facilitating learning spaces for 16 years now. After High School, I went the academic rout and got both a B.A. and M.A. Once I finished my M.A., I worked as a High School Teacher in East Oakland, CA. Being in the classroom with young people changed my life. They challenged me and taught me that teaching was not about teaching at all but rather, it was about supporting people through a process and journey. After Teaching at the High School, I transitioned into district wide Mediation, Restorative, and Transformative Justice work. Eventually, I launched my passion project Hood Herbalism in 2016 which has now become my life path. I've been following the energy of Hood Herbalism since. Currently, I am also in midwifery school.
In class, my facilitation style is very hands on, collective, and engaging. I share what I know and I am also invested in providing a mutual learning experience where people are encouraged to share their own knowledge and contribute what they know. Thank you for visiting our site and for being interested in the classes.