Welcome friends to our Programs & Offerings for 2018
Sacred Plant Traditions is an educational center offering classes for all levels of students – from the absolute beginner to the accomplished practitioner looking to deepen their understanding and relationship with plant medicines.
Our mission is threefold:
- To honor and protect the plants as sacred gifts bestowed to us for our health, nourishment, delight and spirit. Our teachings in harvest methods as well as use of herbs in the clinic reflect this. We also have a gorgeous backyard Botanical Sanctuary that is part of our dedication to working with United Plant Savers.
- Empower our community and beyond be as self sufficient as possible in tending their own healthcare.
- Train compassionate, competent clinical herbalists with a broad array of skills needed to serve their communities.
Last year, Charlottesville and the world witnessed the violence that is still very much alive in regards to racism and issues of white supremacy. Early last winter we saw what might be coming so we sponsored classes on racism, white privilege and took our commitment to healthcare accessible to all to the next level. Graduates of SPT finally crystallized a long held dream of the creation of a mobile clinic that serves first responders and low-income populations. It has been an incredible year to witness what the power a few dedicated individuals can create. Take a look at Botanica Mobile Clinic and know that here at Sacred Plant Traditions we know diversity is key in the wilds of nature as well as in community.
Kathleen & the Staff at SPT
It is folly to ignore the sacred in life or medicine.
Skirting the spiritual has had a shattering effect on every
dimension of contemporary existence.
– Rosita Arvigo