Cauldron Keeper, farmer
About Damiana: Damiana is a land tender, medicine grower, folk herbalist and storyteller. Born and raised in a large family in Mexico City, she inherited the traditions of both her mother’s and father’s lineage. As a teenager, she began partnering with Indigenous communities, learning to connect to a reality where people live in harmony with nature and nourish one another in their every day life. After years of working as a green garden teacher, she moved to California to immerse herself in formal permaculture studies and herb school.
Currently, Damiana devotes herself to tending the land on a small educational farm and community garden in Southern California. She spends her days developing relationships with the medicines she works with as a community folk herbalist. Her herbal practice blends her Mexican roots and the lessons she learns from her everyday work with our Mother Nature. Damiana is currently immersed as a student of the Goddess, tantra, dreamwork and ancestral healing.
About the Offering: Damiana works closely with director Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman throughout the year to blend her unique personal culinary magic with the nutrient dense traditional nutrition and gut healing protocols that support us in becoming capable of receiving, containing, and responsibly sharing increasingly potent magic.