Building community through health and wellness based services and education
Drying Shed Fundraiser
Hello Friends and Community Health Supporters!
My name is Dr. Alicia and I am CEO of Nature Nurture Farmacy, a local non-profit whose mission is to empower the community in their health journey, through education on healthy living, growing food and medicine and creating herbal remedies while focused on sustainability and disease prevention. We currently grow botanical herbs in Winlock, WA. We harvest these herbs and make medicine immediately or process and dry them to be saved for a later date to be used for teaching classes, dispensing as herbal teas or made into herbal formulas.
With a very remedial and limited drying operation we have cultivated and preserved a great deal of herbs being used for direct patient care or teaching community classes. This year we are putting in a drying shed! With a drying shed in place by the end of this summer we would have the ability to exponentially grow our operation and reach further into the community. We will also save costs on purchasing herbs we previously have shipped in from other areas. Money donated to this campaign will be earmarked for build the drying shed for Nature Nurture Farmacy herbal medicine operation.
We are hoping to raise $5,000 for materials to build the building. We have a generous carpenter willing to donate time to build the structure so all we need to do is purchase materials. If you know someone who would be willing to donate some materials let’s chat! On completion of the drying facility, we will be hosting an open house in September so all can see what we accomplished together (date TBD)
If you are not in a financial place to donate right now but want to support the mission, share the post to your network. Include a testimonial on why you think this project is important or maybe how NNF has supported you on your health journey. Most of all remember, “be the change you want to see in the world.” Thank you for your time!
Click here to go to our - Facebook Fundraiser or if you would like to donate in person contact Dr. Alicia and she can make arrangements to pick up funds!
Nature Nurture Farmacy has sponsored a few local youth activities including making chapsticks, lavender sachets and seed bombs with a local girl scout troops; teaching botanical identification through the use of touch, smell and sight; herbal medicine making session at Expanding Your Horizon a program for middle school girls to get them excited about STEM careers;
Photo: Dr. Alicia talking to Girl Scouts about lavender and making aromatherapy sachets.
Winlock Community Garden
NNF has become the stewards of the Winlock Community Garden. We will use our non-profit to help support the students in their goals to learn about how to grow food, work in a garden and work as a team for the greater good of the community. Check out our Facebook page to stay up to date on what is happening at the garden.
See more about the model we will be adapting to work in our are from the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle!
What’s a food forest? Follow this link for more info!
Health Classes & Lectures
Dr. Alicia teaches a variety of educational classes on using food as medicine and how to incorporate herbs into your daily life. Some classes have been hosted by both Winlock and Pe Ell Senior Centers, individuals and classes held at Dr. Alicia’s office. Fall 2019 class list coming soon!