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The Yerba Mansa Project

In 2014, Dara established the Yerba Mansa Project, a community-driven volunteer effort to help restore native medicinal plants along the banks of the Rio Grande and provide related educational programming.

The project has developed over the years into a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a small staff, a crew of field volunteers, and a long-term vision for reinvigorating our biological and cultural legacy by providing a pathway for people to care for the land and plants that have long sustained us.

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All about the Yerba Mansa Project!

Attend an Event

  • Summer Solstice Medicinal Plant Walk with Dara: June 21, 2022, ABQ

Ways to Give

  • Donate One-Time or Monthly
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  • Partner with us

Volunteer With Us

Restoration Field Day: May 7, 2022 (Abq)



Move over, Michael Moore: Dara Saville’s ecological herbal is the most unique and refreshing view on the healing power of plants—for both human health and land health—to be published in decades!

– Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Beginning February 15, 2022

Albuquerque Herbalism

Herbalism Series Semester Course

May 3, 2022

Albuquerque Herbalism

Edible and Medicinal Weeds

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