Global Natural Health Alliance fosters sustainable community development in impoverished communities by enhancing natural health care options, providing nutrition and food production training, empowering & educating local heroes, and uniting a global community of like minded people.
Global Natural Health Alliance (GNHA) is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit and the vision of Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist, Lindsay Herrera and Permaculturist, David Kaplan. With a passion for natural health, sustainable systems, renewable resources and an innate desire to assist communities of the developing world, Lindsay and Dave created GNHA.
Nicaragua holds a special place in our hearts since it was this beautiful place that first inspired us to form this organization. That is why we have decided to make Nicaragua our first international base of operations!
On the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, USA, we are currently facilitating four major projects.
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The Pine Ridge Jail Garden will be cultivated with our assistance. This huge garden will eventually consist of 6 plots 120ft x 150ft to be maintained by the 6,800 inmates. The food will be harvested for use in the jail kitchen and any remaining food will be distributed to the Pine Ridge community. This is a massive project that could truly transform the physical and mental well-being of the inmates and provide them with a way to provide for their families once they return home.
A Medicinal Herb Garden has been designed and will soon be planted at the Solar Warrior Farm in the shape of the Lakota Medicine Wheel. The purpose of this garden is to educate locals and visitors about local medicinal plants have been used historically by the Lakota people. In addition, we are offering nature walks to identify medicinal herbs in their natural habitats and offering medicine-making workshops to educate people how to safely harvest and use these plants as medicine.
'Beet the System' is our free workshop series offered with the purpose of helping Lakota families grow their own healthy and nutritious food. The focus is small, easily maintainable home gardens. Garden kits, which include five seed packets, a small bottle of water-soluble fertilizer, row cover (to guard against grasshoppers), and a set of instructions for referral, will be given to workshop participants so they may easily start their own garden at home. Other workshop topics will include healthy soil, composting, children's gardens, and cooking delicious meals.
Yoga and Pilates Classes are now being offered approximately monthly at the Community Center in Batesland, SD. Our first class held on April 1, 2012 was a big success as yoga was taught to 13 participants.