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Akasha Apothecary

Women's Healing Center & Organic Medicinal Herb Farm

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Project Description

 

 Akasha Apothecary + Wellness Collective

Eco Conscious Marketplace

Supporting Fair + Compassionate Trade Worldwide

We offer handmade goods and support fair + compassionate trade all around the world. To support artisans and their families to empower and uplift themselves and better their lives and it is my mission to uplift the communities that not being seen or heard and to give a platform for holistic healing for the planet.

We have partnered with the non profit organization One Tree Planted so our customers can continue to be apart of the change that they wish to see in the world by planting trees.

Our business is now expanding to buy our property to create a medicinal herb farm + womens healing space located in Santa Cruz Mountains. Owning this property will allow us to hold ceremonies, workshops, grow plant medicine, offer herbal CSA to our community. We are currently in a situation where the landlord is wanting to sell the property out from under us. We have been growing our medicinal herbs here for the last 3 years and have been living on this property for 8 years. The land the water everything about this property belongs to us the women who have tended the land who have been here and raised childen and made our medicine for our community.  This property is not just for us it is for every single woman who steps onto our property looking to heal. Looking for a safe container to call home with other women, to heal, to grow.  I say this with deep gratitude ~ we belong here. All of us.

We create beautifully handcrafted organic herbal medicine grown in the best soil Northern California can offer with the finest ph balanced artesian well water. We hold space for womb healing ceremonies and community farm to table dinners. 

Press about our herbal products:

These products are the best!! I’ve tried so many products, all of them are either not very helpful or sticky and made of gross ingredients. The ingredients in the salve and body butter are so good for me and for the planet, I really couldn’t ask for more

— Georgia Johnson ~ Good times magazine - Santa Cruz, CA

Our team consists of a group of BIPOC that live, and grow medicine on the property ~ where we raise our children as well. We are a community of families who are co creating a better future for ourselves and our community. Teaching others about the importance of herbal medicines and organically grown foods. We live in constant communication with this land and she provides for us in all ways.

 

These funds would allow us and our families to continue to grow our business and to serve our community with love and deep healing intentions. Creating a safe container all women to come and to heal together.

 

Aho my sisters together we can co create a better future

 

With love

 

Akasha Apothecary

 

 

 

 

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does Fair Trade Mean?

We believe that everyone wants to do what’s right – for their families, fellow global citizens, and the planet. That’s why we’re committed to making the right choices the most obvious ones. Based on the simple idea that the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, fair trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world.  Supporting fairly traded goods is a choice to support responsible companies, empower farmers, workers, and fishermen, and protect the environment. In other words, it’s a world-changing way of doing business.

- Fair Trade USA

 

What does Compassionate Trade mean?

Compassionate Trade is taking fair trade to the next level; in addition to income generation trade is used to address global concerns such as education, healthcare, alternatives to drug trafficking, peace building, and environmental conservation by supporting and creating initiatives and projects that address these concerns, often in areas of extreme poverty.

 

What does eco conscious or Gaia conscious product mean?

Eco-Positive products are those that benefit the ecology of the planet and its species because of the materials that comprise it, the process to produce it, or in use.

Eco Positive products:

  • Are composed of ecologically sound materials, such as recycled materials, sustainably-harvested natural materials, OR
  • Are created using ecologically beneficial processes, such as natural dyes, organically grown, and replacing potentially harmful practices with environmentally-safe ones, OR
  • Support the preservation of a species or ecological location by the way they are produced, for example rainforest conservation projects, etc., OR
  • Are designed with an eco-effective lifecycle in mind, resulting in minimal waste through recycling, upcycling, or composting after use.

 

 

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