Health & Wellness Projects

Read about grantees who have received funding for their Health & Wellness project from a Pollination Project grant.

Vida Bonilla, Blooming Expressions Brujx School

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2017-04-28T10:42:16+00:00

Blooming Expressions came together as a collective in response to the lack of healthy food and alternative medicine options in our communities. It is a collaboration of young community organizers in San Francisco. It’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions to the public in order to improve community health. Through [...]

Katrina Sanford, Healing Revolution

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2017-04-27T07:54:49+00:00

Earth Pearl Collective is launching their flagship health initiative, "Healing Revolution," a health pop-up series to connect marginalized communities with their local creative and alternative healing practitioners. This is the brainchild of Clinical Psychologist Dr. Katrina Sanford and Sadiqua Iman, an artist, Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and Massage Therapist. "Healing Revolution" [...]

Mercy Auma Owinyi, Green Food Bank Project

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2017-04-26T15:54:57+00:00

Green Food Bank is a project aimed at promoting food security within the village households of Virhembe sub-location, Kakamega County Kenya. This is undertaken through training to control post- harvest losses, best and sustainable farming methods, and finding market niche for their farm products, hence protecting them from being exploited [...]

Jonathan Edward Ziemba, Yooper Organic Soil and Vermicompost

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2017-04-13T10:01:19+00:00

Jonathan Ziemba aims to teach the Keweenaw Peninsula community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan about the benefits of vermicomposting to enrich the soil and lessen the dependence on chemicals in farming applications. A vermicompost system will be created on his property and the worms will be fed using organic [...]

Nkwelle Jacob Esong, Building Solar Dryers To Conserve Vegetables And Spices

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2017-04-13T07:12:53+00:00

A major problem with green leafy vegetables and spices like bitter leaf (Vernonia amydalina), Okongobong (Telifera occidentalis), Erru (Gnetum africanum), capsicum pepper and mushrooms is that they are seasonal and highly perishable. During the pick season they are often sold at give-away prices and some are simply wasted in the [...]

Esther Wanjiku Mwangi, Esvendo Social Inclusion

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2017-04-17T12:44:56+00:00

Esvendo social inclusion project is an initiative created by Esther Mwangi. It was conceptualized after the realization over 3 million school days are lost every month because girls don't have a proper way to handle their mensturation. The social enterprise aims to stop adolescent girls from missing school in Kenyan [...]