Brandon Ruiz

Yucayeke Farms

Brandon is an urban farmer and community herbalist. He runs Yucayeke Farms, a farming and herbalism project focused on supplying the surrounding community with culturally-relevant foods. His work focuses on providing accessible medicines and educational information, particularly to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. His roots are in Puerto Rico, and he works with medicines from the Caribbean and Appalachia.

Brandon is speaking in North Carolina.


Check It Out!

Herbs for Resilience: Supporting the nervous system

In this class, we will discuss the nervous system, how it responds to stress, and how to bring it back into balance. We will cover herbs and their uses in fortifying the nervous system and decompressing our nervous system while building resilience in our bodies.

Speaking At:

North Carolina, Saturday 11:00-12:30 p.m., Herbs

Building Community Through Plants and Culture

Plants, medicine, and food are powerful forces that connect to place and history, preserve cultural lineages, and build community. Brandon is an herbalist and educator. Join him to learn and discuss different approaches to work with and support your community through plant medicine, home gardening, and more.

Speaking At:

North Carolina, Sunday 4:30-6:00 p.m., Healing Community