We seek to create access to compassionate, holistic health alternatives that are centered in collective interdependence, cultural wisdom, respect for our environment, and radical social justice.
Healing and empowering Tallahassee through herbalism.
Who we Are
We are a Tallahassee, Florida based, grassroots community organization, founded by two self-taught herbalists. We are both employed as social justice community organizers outside of Weeds and Deeds and view it as a passion project that gives back to our community.
Eva is a queer, Latinx, licensed clinical social worker working with survivors of sexual violence, particularly with geographically isolated or marginalized communities. They connected to herbalism through their culture, love of nature, and for healing childhood trauma.
Rei is a queer community organizer and communications specialist doing work at the intersection of healthcare, gender and sexuality. They became passionate about herbalism after becoming aware of the shortcomings of our modern for-profit healthcare systems.
Paco is an educator and podcaster who works to build connections with people and highlight their ideas and histories. Both his parents gardened for pleasure, but Paco has learned to embrace the labor of growing as a process for self reflection, iteration, and personal growth.
Anna is a queer, Asian-American, progressive religious educator who enjoys mixing mystery with logic and strategy with mischief. Growing up among their mom’s plants and their aesthetic qualities, Anna enjoys the physical aspects of working in community gardens and is still learning the basics of medicinal uses of plants in community.
Aun-Drey is a Black social worker who enjoys reading, running, and RPGs. Traditionally a couch potato, he found comfort and joy in connecting with nature through physical labor. Some day, he hopes to be a homeowner with his own vegetable and flower garden.
What This Is
Weeds and Deeds is a community organization rooted in the ideas of transformative justice and mutual aid. Due to the type of community trust-building that our work entails and our desire to eliminate barriers to herbal healing, we choose to access resources through community partnerships and direct work with community members.