Towa Bi Woh / Barrio Remedios

Towa Bi Woh / Barrio Remedios, a collaboration with Barrios Unidos, provides herbal and plant medicines for our community. Other partners include Colibri Corazon and Feathercatcher Apothecary, as well as other community herbalists and farmers.

The project provides herbal and plant medicines for our community to provide relief from challenging conditions such as anxiety and grief, as well as to offer support to nursing mothers. In 2023, we offered four free workshops on remedio-making, in which 51 community members participated. Over 1,600 individual remedios (glycerites, salves, syrups, infused honey, and teas) were made and distributed to over 400 community members, program clients, and staff. 

Barrios Unidos, based in Chimayo, is an interdisciplinary, inter-generational and inter-cultural community investigating cultural and psychological issues related to addiction and cultural trauma in the Española Valley.

Lupe Salazar of Barrios Unidos does weekly outreach and is offering these remedios to the most vulnerable in our community. Tewa Women United supports this project by dedicating staff time to the collection of herbs and flowers, assisting in making remedios, and inviting support for the project.

TWU staff contact: Pilar Trujillo, pilar@tewawomenunited.org, 505-210-8145

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Watch Lupe Salazar and Pilar Trujillo talk about the inspiration for this project