Healing Garden and Apothecary

The Hypha Healing Garden & Apothecary came into existence to fulfill a collective desire to decolonize health & wellness and create avenues to earth-based ways of healing. We aim to grow our relationship and responsibility to land and each other by centering QTPOC healing needs and building a generative, cooperatively-stewarded community space.


This spring, HYPHA will be holding our first therapeutic horticulture group! This space offers an opportunity for QTBIPOC living with mental health struggles and/or neurodivergence to explore how a relationship to land contributes to healing for folks at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, focusing specifically on fostering ideals, practices, and activities that support emotional wellness.

Officially initiating ourselves onto this tiny but abundant plot of Occaneechi land in March 2018, our garden began as a refuge and already has provided purpose. Some of the first plants we cared for came to us from a collective member who was experiencing displacement as a direct result of our city’s rapid gentrification process and needed a safe haven for their plants while they weathered the whirlwind of their move.

Since launching, Hypha has been steadily building an intergenerational, land-based learning space. This has looked like consistent collective workdays, summer youth camp, community work days, skillshares, harvesting and creating medicine to be sent to asylum seekers at the U.S. – Mexico “border,” and engaging neighbors in conversation about land use in a heavily gentrifying neighborhood. 

We are brought together by syncretism and magnetism driven by lived experience and shared need, not just ideology or theory. We deeply understand the root causes of injustice and move from a place of humility and gratitude in our stewardship with the land. The medicine of this land project is to dismantle the historical structures that have intentionally prevented black and brown folks from accessing land, and intentionally separating queer and trans folks from their innate connection with nature.

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