“we cannot separate ourselves from nature. we are in it. it is in us.”
Everything is Medicine is a class, a community, a vision and a way of life. Everything is Medicine includes the healing gifts of our plant relatives, and the way we greet each other on the street. It’s saying “I love you” to a stranger, and it is building kinship in the garden with plants, animals and other humans.
Everything is Medicine is a project of Olivia Chumacero in partnership with the California State Parks Foundation and Metabolic Studio to share and cultivate indigenous history, culture and traditions, especially those of the Tongva and other indigenous communities of Southern California. In the Everything is Medicine class held at the Native Plant Garden in the Anabolic Monument of the Los Angeles State Park, we create relationships with the native plants of this area, learn their medicinal and edible properties and learn to care for them so that we may all thrive together.
Thank you to the Metabolic Studio artist Lauren Bon for making this series possible as a gift to the community.