$35 – $45

From Semillas to Xocolatl

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Join us in an interactive learning exchange with Pau de Ama.Cacao.

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Join us in an interactive learning exchange with Pau de Ama.Cacao. We will be taking a journey sharing stories and teachings related to cacao. Along with our conversation will be working with cacao to create chocolate with seeds, chocomazapan, and 3 drinks (cacao tea, atole and chilate). Limited Spaces available.

Address will be given out to registered participants the week of the class.

All hood herbalism classes are by and for people of color (IBPOC).

About our Facilitator: Pau is a mother that loves to dance and sing ancestral songs. She works in alternative therapies and is a full spectrum doula. Pau was born in Toluca, State of Mexico. As a child, she was gravitated to medicines form the earth. Her grandmother raised her and instilled a deep love for cooking and herbalism. Through that experience with her grandmother, Pau learned about traditional medicine and about the importance of keeping our language as well as our cultural practices alive. Her mission is centered around raising awareness about conserving the healthy abundance of our original food, which offers us health and well-being. Pau specializes in working with corn and cacao.

About Host: Hood Herbalism is a community based herbal education project for people of color based out of Lynwood, CA and the San Gabriel Valley, CA. It is a space where people learn useful herbal medicine making skills that can help support their health and the health of those around them. Our space also supports people in connecting with their own ancestral healing traditions related to plants and herbal medicine. Beyond the classes, Hood Herbalism is contribution to a growing movement of decolonizing body, mind, and spirit that is centering plant knowledge while having the wellness of our communities in mind.

Accessibility Info: The classes are held in the backyard of a residential home. There is a driveway that leads to the back space where the class is held, and it is wheelchair accessible. There is a slight incline at the beginning of the driveway.

We have one gender neutral single stall restroom available that is not wheelchair accessible.

Access to the restroom is in a back room that has a 35-inch-wide entrance. There is a 2.5 inches high and 5.5 inches wide ledge on the entrance. The restroom door is 27 in wide. The actual restroom is 74-inch x 34-inch-wide and the spaces between the sink and toilet is 30 inches x 34 inches.

There are standard foldable chairs without armrest available as well as ample space for wheelchairs where the event will be taking place.

The space is surrounded by medicinal plants and some flowers.

To discuss or request accommodations please contact us at hoodherbalism@gmail.com

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