︎︎︎  August 15 –– September 26
Ex Situ Canis Latrans by
Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya

Lil Ex Situ –– a special Cafe Murmurs collection curated by Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya
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︎︎︎  October 24 –– December 12

Haena Yoo




Permaculture Initiatives

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About Permaculture

            Introducing 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 at Murmurs an initiative to 𝒢𝓇𝑜𝓌 𝒞𝑜𝓁𝓁𝑒𝒸𝓉𝒾𝓋𝑒 𝑅𝑒𝓈𝒾𝓁𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒸𝑒 through the tenets of sustainability and mutual aid. Mutual aid describes the efforts people make through beneficially sharing to help others without seeking reward. It emphasizes reciprocity based on liberation. We believe in building a sustainable model of community support during this time of crisis and beyond. We are all fighting for each others struggles.

Here are some of the first 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 initiatives at Murmurs:

Weekly Meal Project

Weekly meal program partnered with Mai Downs & Homey Made Meals to cook 30-40 meals in our kitchen utilizing surplus garden produce as well as community donations to distribute at LA CAN in Skid Row.

Community Fridge

Hosting a community fridge @southartsdistrictfridge to encourage redistribution and provide food + vital supplies.

Thank you to Zoé Blue M & Skye Volmar for painting the fridge so beautifully!

Community Space & Programming

A 3 part workshop series about the transformational power of plants to heal ourselves and the world. This time will be a crash course on the practice of herbalism for autonomous self & community care, with a focus on activating the creative imagination.

WEEK 1 ✿ February 17 ✿ Care

What role do plants play in community care and earth care? We’ll peak into the radical world of plants by exploring the energetic exchanges of medicine-making. Participants will be guided on how to make their own herbal extracts at home for self-care.

Materials for this class to be acquired by participants:
~ Glass jar with a lid.
~ A solvent (example: acv, honey, vodka)
~ Mesh bag or a fine strainer

Materials to be mailed beforehand:
~ Herbal blend of Hawthorn, Rose, and Motherwort

WEEK 2 ✿ February 24 ✿ Dream

What is the connection between vision, love, and spirit? We must dream before we take purposeful action. In this class we will journey into the realm of plant consciousness to collaborate with the spirit of our medicines. Harpist & composer Nailah Hunter will provide live music for our sound journey.

WEEK 3 ✿ March 3 ✿ Unite

How are plants in alliance with us toward building new worlds? Our plant medicine is now ready to be decanted and take action. Learn about historical examples of resistance through the perspective of plant human relationships, and get inspired to build multidimensional networks for change within your community.

All classes held on zoom at 6:00pm-7:30pm PST.

Botánica Cimarrón is a love story starring a free earth stewarded by a free people. Where your medicine and ceremony essentials are made in small batches at a land-based botánica by a queer Afro-Taino healer, Catherine Feliz. The roots of this story lies in Caribbean folk healing, the DIY spirit, and decolonial land activism. And our folk heroes? Well that’s where you come into the story. We make powerful plant medicines and spiritual tools for nurturing your wild heart to revolutionize this world.