We are an Asheville area radical health collective aiming to make herbal medicine and other “alternative” modalities of healing accessible while helping folks feel empowered to take healthcare into their own hands & hearts.
The Hawthorn Community Herb Collective (HCHC) was birthed by a group of herbalist who recognized the need for more accessible health care in a climate where such basic needs are not easily attainable. We strive to be a community hub offering tools to build and support wellness resiliency and health justice through herbal care and other alternative modalities of health, healing & education in Asheville, NC and surrounding area.
As a group of herbalist we believe in the power of plants as medicine of the people, medicine that empowers us rather than leaves us dependent. We believe serving the under-served and offering support in times of crisis is vital to keeping a community strong. We believe bridging gaps among communities will aiding in raising us up while constructing more systems for resiliency. We believe health care is a basic human right, and offering herbal medicine in our community and beyond can help fill the spaces where this right is void.
Current project: community apothecary, trauma support for the community and recently the j20 defendants, Beloved House foot care clinic, self-care stations and free educational classes in the community and for the street medic team. One of our next goals is growing a free clinic in Asheville.
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