The People’s Apothecary is an amazing community project in Quadra Village. The folks involved have created a herbal commons where medicinal plants are grown and made available to all members of the community. Their aim is to decentralize medicine: they feel that herbs are the medicine of the people, and healing with plants should be free and accessible. They use permacultural principles to create spaces for wildlife, herbs, and humans to connect and sustain ecosystems. In short — this is an inspiring yet also incredibly practical community endeavor.
Come on out this Sunday to take a tour of the space and learn about herbal medicine, permaculture urban gardening, and how to build self-reliance as a collective/community. The Apothecary folks will also be installing irrigation and doing a bunch of planting, so there will be a lot of fantastic learning opportunities.
Please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Suggested donation: $5 (no one turned away)
Location: 2549 Quadra St (in the field behind the Vancouver School of Art), between Bay and Kings