This is the Herbal Aid Page for Hurricane Harvey. We are organizing herbalists and supplies from New Orleans to Austin to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Please note that we are in the middle of this event. We have no idea what is to come. We are just starting to dry out west of Houston, but more may be coming. Remember, there has been no services for days in some areas, no food deliveries, no clean water. We are preemptively beginning to organize groups to go do herbal support as soon as it's safe to get in. Please check back here for updates as we get more information. Currently we are raising money for the efforts to get to people that are stuck, and first aid supplies, and herbs. We will soon be graciously accepting herbs when we get more information as to what is needed. Check back here, more information posted soon.
Who am I? My name is Nicole Telkes I am the Founder and Director of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine. I helped found a local chapter of Herbalists Without Borders here in Texas. I began doing herbal first aid work in the late 1990s and have continued to assist both with street first aid and disaster relief. As someone who was on the ground during the relief efforts of Katrina, we are organizing to assist with this effort as well. We will be organizing with herbalists like Jen Stovall of Maypop Herb Shop in New Orleans, Amy Kreydin of the Barefoot Dragonfly in Austin and many other local herbalists as well as grassroots medics in Houston. Any money raised that is not used will go directly into local grassroots efforts, especially of underserved areas of the gulf coast or directly to families that have lost their homes.