The Yerba Mansa Project

In 2014, Dara established the Yerba Mansa Project, a community-driven volunteer effort to unite our community on common ground, 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 nonprofit organization with a small administrative and teaching staff, 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

  • Restoration Field Day: May 13, 2023 (Abq)
  • Solstice Medicinal Plant Walk: June 21, 2023 (Abq)

Ways to Give

  • Donate One-Time or Monthly
  • Amazon Smile
  • Partner with us

Volunteer With Us

  • Restoration Field Day: May 13, 2023 (Abq)
  • Become a Staff Volunteer

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

April 11, 2023

Albuquerque Herbalism

Edible and Medicinal Weeds

Beginning August 15, 2023

Albuquerque Herbalism

Herbalism Semester Course

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