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Yonnette F
49 Van Buren Street
(Bedford Stuyvesant)
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the project

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm seeks support to continue our ramp up efforts of the apothecary and outdoor kitchen area as well as to help replenish resources in order to continue offering free purification, grounding meditation helpers and key healing resources to people working to care for the Earth and to share and regenerate through ancestral food,soil and herbal practice. As stipulated in the food justice manifesto - "we are committed to being a social movement which does not requires activists to sacrifice their economic wellbeing, health care or personal safety for the greater good. We are the greater good." From its community inception in 2012, The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm has always been about the health and wellbeing of our ecosystem, its members, neighbors and all those finding themselves at the intersections of our societal systems. For almost a decade we've used grassroots methods to remediate and revitalize an oil strewn lot aka brownfield into a thriving community space where all can gather to repair, heal and regenerate through plant and sound ancestral healing practices.

During these difficult times, where many of us are feeling worn and weathered, our bodies and minds crave restoration. Especially our marginalized folks who have been failed by the political and economic systems, community driven healing work is necessary. As we move into the winter month of unknown dealing with a global pandemic, the herbal farm finds itself in a position to address the deep wounds that have been suffered by the Bedford Stuyvesant community. It is no secret that the black and brown communities have been hardest hit and that resources are quite limited at this time. Bedford Stuyvesant now boasts 46% Black, 17.9% Hispanic, 3.2% Asian, 30.1% White ( The CDC estimates that Black and African Americans are estimated to be hospitalized from the virus at a rate of 4.7 times more than other racial groups (

In addition to the human impact, the environmental impact must also be considered as they are related. Herbal medicine is not just for the care of humans but also supports the health of our livestock and pollinators. Support given to this Project helps contribute to the Earths needs and will help the people working on the farm to develop competency in ancestral embodied herbal practice, mycelium farming and vermiculture We ask that you give anything that you can for the fortification of our transformational work. In 2020, the Hattie Carthan community food projects tripled its community compost intake to 4 tons after government composting operations shut down citywide. Our community work received well deserved recognition for its pioneering role with spiritual farming and Healing from The community food funders working group of funders Funds received from this campaign will help us compound on COVID healing justice support for our physical and human infrastructure. Thank You.

the steps

2/15/21 - Create Purchase List for Apothecary and outdoor kitchen Rampup
3/1/21 - 5/1/21 Organize community Workdays
4/1/21 - Order worms and Bins /Order mushroom Kits and growing medium for medicine project
5/1/21 - Application for HerbalWyse apprenticeships
6/1/21 - Free Weekly herbal care workshops begin for community
7/21 - Healing Markets & Community Supported medicine Program begins offering market members local healing products

why we're doing it

Herbal medicine is not just for the care of humans, but is a key piece for Earths Regeneration. In addition to the human repair piece, the cultivation of herbs when coupled with other regenerative practices such as fungi cultivation and vermiculture can promote carbon sequestration as well as helps build valuable organic matter in the Soil, which further contributes to biodiversity and supports the increase of beneficial insects on the farm. Furthermore the transformation of any blighted lot, such as the case of the Herban farm into a green space also has an impact on stormwater,and acts as a rainwater capture which mitigates stress on the citys old sewage system. Help Regenerate your Earth by supporting those in greatest need. Hear Ye. Hear Ye... The Earth is Speaking


Disbursed Budget 03.04.2021:

Apothecary Building Materials + Labor $5000

Herbal Educational Materials $1000

Apothecary Supplies $1000

Apprenticeship Programs $3000

Fiscal sponsorship fee $1000

Sound Healing Equipment $945.36

  Normal Fees Waived Fees
TOTAL RAISED = $12,142.50 $12,142.50
ioby Platform Fee $35.00 waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $196.09 $197.14
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $11,911.41 $11,945.36

Bread Baking & Outdoor Kitchen Ramp Up 3000Apothecary Building Materials + Labor 5000

Herbal Educational Materials 1000

Apothecary Supplies 1000

Apprenticeship Programs 3000

Sound Healing equipment 1000

Vermiculture Trials 1000

Fiscal sponsorship fee 1500

ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
TOTAL TO RAISE = $11,000

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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