AHG Award for Notable Work Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Justice in Herbalism
The AHG Award for Notable Work Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Justice in Herbalism is an annual award from the American Herbalists Guild to recognize outstanding accomplishments in herbal medicine that address health care needs, and strengthen herbal traditions, heritage, and wisdom within diverse communities. Above all, this award recognizes communities speaking with their own voices and on their own behalf.
About the 2019 Award Winner: Olatokunboh Obasi and the Well of Indigenous Wisdom
We are pleased to announce Olatokunboh Obasi as the winner of the AHG Award for Notable Work Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Justice. Ola was chosen for this award based on her work in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. We are deeply inspired by Ola’s work. Not only did she offer free clinics to those in need following the hurricane, but also her ongoing work in her community focuses on education, empowerment, and sharing of indigenous traditions and wisdom. Ola’s work truly encompasses community roots, serving and empowering, as well as building capacity and increasing individual and collective wisdom, skills and traditions of marginalized groups. Read more...
AHG Community Service Award
The AHG Community Service Award honors an individual or group that has contributed significantly to the herbal profession and made a lasting impact through community or environmental service related to herbal professions on a local or national level.
About the 2019 Award Winner: Free Fire Cider Movement
The Free Fire Cider movement is working towards keeping traditional and generic herbal terms in the hands of small businesses, teachers, and the general public. This movement is working to protect herbalists from being penalized for using terms that have always been in public use and is pursuing the idea of creating a herbal commons and dictionary. Read about the Free Fire Cider Movement here...