Raíces Herbal Circle and Knowledge Exchange – Monthly Meetings & Discussions

by Nicole Wines

The Raíces Herbal Circle and Knowledge Exchange was started by herbalist Angela Lugo. Membership is open to all individuals with practical knowledge of herbs and healing practices from different cultures and traditions who wish to take part in this circle.

We now meet on the first Friday of every month, 6:30-8pm at the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 S. 2nd Ave., Highland Park, NJ. Learn more about the Raíces Herbal Circle, register to become a member, and join us at our next meeting and discussion.

The circle has been expanding since it began in the autumn of 2017. A rough winter put a hold on our meetings, but we reconvened strong in the spring and have been growing ever since. Members of the circle are from a diversity of cultures & backgrounds, including Puerto Rican, Cuban, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Zimbabwean, American, Guyanese and Jamaican. We look forward to making more connections with those in our community who are interested in herbs and healing practices. Here are albums from some of our monthly meetings.

November 27, 2017
Diane Jones – Immune Boosting Herbs

May 4, 2018
Nicole Wines – Common Backyard Herbs


July 6, 2018
Francisco G. Gómez – Medicinal Cannabis

August 4
Akosua Chinon – Rejuvenating & Spiritual Baths