Lucretia Van Dyke, 2023 Florida Herbal Conference Keynote Speaker, is author of the book African American Herbalism. Discover the roots of modern-day herbal remedies, plant medicine, holistic rituals, natural recipes, and more that were created by African American herbal healers throughout history. Purchase the book here.
2021 Florida Herbal Conference keynote speaker and beloved teacher Marc Williams authored this article through Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine about African American Herbalism.
The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a tribute to the past, present, and future contributions of Winter Park’s historic African-American community. With annual events such as the Juneteenth and the Folk and Urban Art Festival, a monthly story-quilters class, the Now and Then Walking Tour, and rotating art exhibits, the Heritage Center is a neighborhood focal point. Learn local history from local voices. Schedule a private tour of the Heritage Center, Contact the wonderful Barbara Chandler: 321-594-3922 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours are available at 12:30pm-1pm, 2-2:30pm, and 3:30-4pm.
NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health is the first African-American school of herbalism. The school’s founder Angelique Sobande Greer is also a world traveled speaker, herbalist, teacher, consultant, author & spiritual life coach delivering high energy presentations delivered with inspiration, humor, and a down to earth style.
Song of the Spirit Institute is dedicated to nurturing spaces and building resources that support the continuation of African and Indigenous peoples.
Preserving Our Tongue – (upcoming classes in African languages)
By learning the languages of our ancestors and elders we keep alive the poetry, the songs, the stories that shape the practices, spiritual traditions and daily lives of our communities. And as a global community, learning the languages of our neighbors as a means of supporting the preservation and well being of a culture for the coming generations honors the value and importance of the many who have contributed to the brilliance and diversity of our world.
Woke Without The Work is an online workshop for Non-BIPOC Herbalists, who are seeking to move beyond optical support of our communities, towards active, tangible, and embodied practices of equity. An equity that is true, healthy and vibrant.
Worts & Cunning Apothecary has curated a detailed resource list of books and other tools focused on United States based African-American and Black herbal practices and healing arts with a plant-based emphasis. This list is not meant to be exhaustive collection or encompassing the entirety of Black and African-American healing practices in the United States but a starting point for herbal practices.