Programs

illustration by Luna Nguyen shows our community in the kitchen, offering care, at the market, in the streets and in rest!
illustration by Luna Nguyen shows our community in the kitchen, offering care, at the market, in the streets and in rest!

“…replant Seeds into welcoming ground, and once again cultivate into purpose a real, livable viable array of ritual seed cultures worth descending from. The Unlikely Peace at Cuchamaquic, Book

Since 2011, our BY US, FOR US grassroots initiative aides and advocates for low-income, genderqueer, People Of Heritage.

Our liberatory practice centers the cultivation & distribution of ancestral Seeds at our local, zero waste community garden. Through the art of storytelling we curate educational zines about our natural rhythms, rematriation, reparations, collective land use and Indigenous stewardship. Our accessible YouTube channel fosters the Nourishment At Home experience while honouring the emotional release of clarity, to the mind, body and spirit.

To take part in any of our programs please contact us.
Support us so our community can get our needs met.    

A group of 7 poses at the Food Symposium
A group of 7 poses at the Food Symposium

Cultural Seed Saving and Heritage Gardening

Seeds teach interdependence, cultural values, communal harmony and deep Ancestral wisdom through sharing their stories. We grow and distribute over 20 varieties of Seeds that voyaged over during the transatlantic slave trade.

A poster designed by youth of colour that reads in bold YOUTH OF COLOR with a thick line under it. Below that is two sections on reads "Don't judge a book by it's color" and the other lists fun, awesome, safe place, place to trust, kind people, and never get judged.
A poster designed by/for youth of culture!

Affintiy Groups

A fun, vibrant, safer, restful and affirming space for both peer support and to explore learning the systems that have a direct impact on our circadian lives (i.e. Institutional Racism, School-to-Prison Pipeline, et cetera) as well as Leadership Development and skill building. social group that meets regularly year round. 

Gender Support

on teal background a queer wearing trans rainbow colors propels forward in their wheelchair
on teal background a queer wearing trans rainbow colors propels forward in their wheelchair

We honour those with self defined genders, support and affirm their journeys with name changes, talk therapy, natural hormones, commemorative ceremonies and birthing. 

Educational Zines  

With the each one, teach one model zines are distributed freely during our programs. Physical and digital zines contain a home-harvested Seed packet. Additionally, we offer zines as a fundraiser. Build community, expand your knowledge, and support us by buying a zine! Learn more about working with us to create your own community zine!

Nourishment At Home Tutorial Videos

Through the art of storytelling we make accessible, educational videos about our natural rhythms, rematriation, garden workshops, homesteading, spiritual practices, allyship, collective land use, Indigenous stewardship, and genderqueer lifestyles including reproduction.

A collage of Afro centric femmes, Manatees, Orcas and the words Exhale, Imagine, Dazzling and Colour.
A collage of Afro centric femmes, Manatees, Orcas and the words Exhale, Imagine, Dazzling and Colour.

Writing & Theater Therapy

Creative expression is part of our mental health and self worth building practice. With consent, art from therapy sessions are compiled into our full length vignette based musical Grow Together or into our annual magazine Fierce Together, a place for truth. Additionally, we link folks up with incarcerated pen pals for a nourishing from home social connection.

Nia Solidarity Stipends

Nia, a Kiswahili word, means Purpose through developing and restoring our community to their traditional greatness. We do this by giving reparation stipends. Funds are for any use although generally used for basic dignities like housing, food, education, utilities, trade advancing tools, medicine and mental health.