Sample and mix your own loose herbal tea blends at the Creative Wellness Gathering Station a community engagement initiative designed by Queens-based artist Shervone Neckles. The Creative Wellness Gathering Station channels the knowledge and wisdom of the local community to recall remedies and natural methods folks use to heal and cure everyday ailments.
Through interactive demonstrations exploring the origin, multi-purpose and mixing techniques of the selected herbs displayed and offered at the CWGS, participants will be able to identify at least one applicable method and create their own herbal mix to support their individual wellness needs.
To commemorate the exchange, participants are invited to offer a small portion of their personal herbal blends made during the interactive demonstrations to be used in the creation of the community garment/data visualization object. This community garment will function as the physical manifestation of the self-care and nurturing each participant experienced during the exchange.
Since 2016, the Creative Wellness Gathering Station has operated as a social investigation that uses generosity, love, care, exchange and nature as an entry point to individual and collective remediation.