Who We Are

The Mendocino County Herb Guild is a passionate, volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to connecting our community through the power of herbalism. We bring together farmers, medicine makers, holistic practitioners, and community members to promote regenerative cultivation, wild-crafting of herbs, intentional medicine-making, and conscious education. Our mission is to foster a healthier, more connected community through accessible herbal resources, education, and healing practices.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create accessible apothecaries and clinics, educate the community, and promote healing through herbal resources. By offering community herb gardening, workshops, family days with activities, and herbal projects, we strive to cultivate a deep-rooted connection to nature and holistic health within our community.

Get Involved

As an entirely volunteer-run organization, we rely on the support of dedicated individuals like you. Your contributions—whether through volunteering your time or making a donation—are crucial to sustaining our mission and expanding our impact.

Why Donate and Volunteer?

  • Support Community Health: Your donations help fund our herbal apothecaries and clinics, providing essential herbal remedies to those in need.
  • Educate and Empower: Contribute to our educational workshops and programs that empower individuals with holistic health and herbal medicine knowledge.
  • Foster Connection: Help us unite people through community events, gardening projects, and family activities that strengthen our bonds and promote wellness.

Join Us

You’re investing in a healthier, more resilient community by supporting the Mendocino County Herb Guild. Your involvement makes a difference, whether you volunteer your time, attend our events, or donate.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Mendocino County Herb Guild

At the Mendocino County Herb Guild, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. To achieve this, we provide comprehensive cultural competency & DEI training to all our volunteers. This training is essential in cultivating a culture of respect, understanding, and inclusivity, helping our volunteers recognize and address unconscious biases and systemic barriers.

Why Inclusivity Matters

Inclusivity means creating a welcoming and respectful environment where every member feels valued and empowered. It involves actively engaging with all members’ unique perspectives, experiences, and identities. Inclusivity also means addressing barriers preventing full participation and fostering a culture of celebrating different viewpoints.

The Importance of DEI Training

DEI training has been crucial in addressing recent conflicts within our organization. It promotes empathy, understanding, and open communication, bridging gaps between worldviews and experiences. This training is vital for improving morale, teamwork, and the overall vitality of our community.

Understanding DEI

  • Diversity: Embracing various identities and backgrounds, including race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Equity: Ensuring fair treatment and opportunities while identifying and eliminating barriers.
  • Inclusion: Creating a culture where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.

Our Commitment to DEI

The Mendocino County Herb Guild acknowledges that Mendocino County is the unceded land of the Pomo, Cahto, and Yuki people. We strive to be good ancestors and guests on these traditional territories, practicing mindful harvesting and nurturing the natural beauty of these lands. We stand in solidarity with Indigenous struggles for sovereignty and land rematriation.

We include all local herbalists, farmers, and community members, respecting their social identities and striving to uncover and heal unconscious biases. Our goal is to foster a diverse herbal community by offering cultural competency training, promoting inclusivity, and uplifting perspectives from all cultures.