Good Fight Herb Co.
We've opened a brick + mortar herb shop and community space at 253 1/2 Warren St. in Hudson, NY. We're open every day but Tuesday, 12-6pm. Come stop by!
Lauren Giambrone, Community Herbalist, Medicine Maker + Educator
Lauren is the founder of Good Fight Herb Co., a Hudson Valley herbal business growing, gathering and locally sourcing bioregional plants for making and offering plant medicines and magic. She is also a co-founder and educator with Wild Gather: Hudson Valley School of Herbal Studies and teaches a foundations in Herbalism program, and various workshops and events regarding plant medicine, health justice and self care. In the Summer of 2017, Lauren opened a brick + mortar herb shop in Hudson, NY, and is committed to teaching and offering Herbalism to her communities from a source of passion, experience, commitment to social and environmental justice, and ever growing exploration into her ancestry and lineage.
Says Lauren, "The source of motivation for my work is self-determination; for supporting folks making decisions about their own health care, their own bodies, their own desires to feel good based upon their intuition, which is something our modern medicalized society has taken away from us. Our culture teaches us to not trust our bodies, only to trust the doctors; to not trust our foods and plants as medicine, but pharmaceuticals only. I believe in the integration of these, options and choice. We live in a corporate driven capitalist culture where profit is clearly more important than people, and to me, that means we are living in a culture that is deeply sick. I've learned to turn to the plants and the earth and my community as integral parts to my own healing - both in preventing illness and treating it when it arises. True connection, feeling connected, is one of the best medicines there is, that unfortunately our system as is doesn't always allow for. The work that I do growing plants, making medicine and educating others, all from a Social Justice framework, is to carry on the long and beautiful tradition of Herbal Medicine and taking care of ourselves and the ones we love with listening, love and the wisdom of the natural world."
Good Fight collaborated with friends + comrades to develop Wild Gather : Hudson Valley School of Herbal Studies in 2016. Their first offering, Seeds of Herbalism, is a 60-hour course providing students with a core foundation in the study of Herbalism. Learn all about + register for this program here.
Part of a national network of Herbalists and Healers committed to Social Justice and Community Wellness, Lauren facilitates Health Justice classes at Wild Gather: Hudson Valley School of Herbal Studies, Farmacy Herbs and Education Center in Rhode Island, and at conferences. She also co-hosts a community health radio program on WGXC Community Hands on Radio in Hudson, NY entitled, Roots Runners Rhizomes : Health and Healing from the Underground with Sarah Falkner, LMT.
Good Fight Highlights :
Opening of the brick + mortar Good Fight Herb Shop!, 2017
Co-founder of Wild Gather : Hudson Valley School of Herbal Studies, 2016
Featured in Edible Hudson Valley : Women on the Edge, the Virtues of Herb Farms, Summer 2016
Co-facilitator of Compassionate Herbalism & Health Justice, New England Women's Herb Conference, 2015
Co-teacher of Potion Camp, Kite's Nest, Hudson NY, 2015
Voted Best Herbal Remedy, Food and Wine Magazine 2015
Nominee for Victoria A. Simons Locavore Award 2014
Herbal Aide Grant Recipient 2013