Dear Tarshire of Roots 2Empower,
This is so exciting and so necessary! I would love to apply for assisting with the land prep. I am training as an herbalist, and have been gardening for a couple years now in a small urban community garden, a large coop in Boston where we grew food in our yard, and now my neighbor’s backyard. I interned on the Farmacy Herbs farm from April - November 2019 and have a certificate from the Master Urban Gardener program in Boston (not an official program like the universities offer because this was one was free). Aside from my gardening experience, I am also slowly training as a doula, have worked in a wood shop and have building skills, and currently work as a teaching artist for young kids in an afterschool program as well as a freelancing illustrator/designer. I love youth, education, and most of all - community. My community work starts at home from the spaces I live in to the work I’ve done cooking in soup kitchens, and community spaces like EMW Bookstore where I volunteer ran an art gallery for marginalized people. A lot of my artwork is focused on healing and building community. I have been thinking about training as a doula for prisons as well as pursuing a degree in art therapy. My goal as a doula and herbalist is to give my services to those who can’t afford it but really need it. I’m also very passionate about food justice, reducing waste, and teaching myself and others food and health resiliency. Thank you for reading this and I look forward to hearing from you!