Rescheduled: Plant Identification Walk & Regenerative Health Workshop at River City Garden

Program Description: This in-person program, led by Antonia Estela Pérez of Herban Cura, will focus on the growth and use of medicinal plants found in the Northeast, with the goal of building mutually regenerative relationships for our survival. Throughout the event, participants of all ages will have a chance to taste herbs and deepen their awareness of their own body systems, while considering the important role of plants as preventative, accessible, and sustainable medicine. Masks and social distancing will be required. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 10, at 6pm
Previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, at 6pm, but postponed due to thunderstorms.

To register for this program, please email or call 518-828-1792 x101

The River City Garden is located at 59 N. Front St, Hudson, NY 12534

This program is a Library of Local event. Library of Local is a new initiative from Lifeboats HV and the Mid-Hudson Library System that offers library patrons in the Hudson Valley a collection of books, tools, and other resources that foster local self-sufficiency and community resilience.

The River City Garden is an intergenerational and multicultural public garden. We thank Kite’s Nest for sharing their beautiful space for this event. Learn more at

Antonia Estela Pérez is a clinical herbalist, gardener, artist and co-founder of collectives Brujas and Herban Cura. They are first-gen, born and raised in NYC (Lenape territory). Descended from Mapuche peoples of Chile, their practice is rooted in their cultural lineage and is deeply informed by apprenticeships with herbalists around the Northeast, Central and South America, as well as Thailand.

Their background is in community work, and they have been a community organizer, gardener, food and environmental justice educator for over a decade. They also have a BA in environmental and urban studies from Bard College.

They are passionate to share their knowledge with other folks especially in urban centers, in order to interrupt notions of individualism and separatism from nature and grow towards collaborative and symbiotic communities.