is an evolving program cooperatively stewarding communal lands through tangible nutrition actions and skill exchanges with four distinct focuses:
decolonized skill and relationship development
equitable land stewardship
land-based food and housing sovereignty actions
immersive education in land-based culture and sovereign skill mastery
Exchanging skills trans-locally develops mutual aid-based solidarity, forming a land-based coalition of stewardship sovereignty, collective security and structured nourishment that abolishes economic and ecological insecurity.
Securing the critical resource of communal land ownership held in trust empowers our food and land insecure communities to generate sovereignty through:
Regenerative Land Stewardship
Democratized animal husbandry and organic farming and forestry culture development
Nature-based Survival Skills
Using food as medicine, rainwater harvesting, herbal healing, and sustainable hunting practices
Constructing earthen sheltering and off-grid solar, wind, and water power systems’ development
Labor and resistance history, community healing training, and decolonized communal accountability
Residential creative development using natural materials and spiritual exploration, among many others
Intersecting regenerative land-based cultural practices and urban organizing tactics restores foundational relationships with a more profound decolonizing impact than traditional survival programs or isolated local organizing.
Collectively owning and stewarding land through this holistic, intercultural framework integrates original knowledge, human harmony, and ecosystems-based approaches, honoring our collective indigenous ancestry while appropriately integrating relevant modern scientific insight.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among the people, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
WE WANT LAND, BREAD, HOUSING, EDUCATION, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, JUSTICE, AND CONTROL OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY ON OUR PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
WE WANT FREEDOM: THE POWER TO DETERMINE THE DESTINY OF OUR WORKING AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES.
WE WANT FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR OUR PEOPLE: AN END TO CAPITALIST EMPLOYMENT BY WAY OF WORKER SELF DIRECTION
WE WANT INCLUDED EDUCATION FOR OUR PEOPLE: STIMULATING CRITICAL THINKING BY EXPOSING OUR SHARED HISTORY & TRUE ROLE IN PRESENT-DAY SOCIETY
WE WANT COMPLETELY INCLUDED HEALTHCARE FOR ALL: HOUSING FIT FOR THE SHELTER OF HUMAN BEINGS AND COMMUNITY CONTROL OF FOOD.
WE WANT COMMUNITY DETERMINATIONS OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE: AN IMMEDIATE END TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER OF WORKING CLASS PEOPLE
WE WANT AN IMMEDIATE END TO ALL WARS OF AGGRESSION.
WE WANT JUSTICE AND RECOVERY FOR ALL WORKING AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE INCARCERATED INSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND IN MILITARY PRISONS AND JAILS.
WE WANT TRIALS BY A JURY OF PEERS FOR ALL PERSONS CHARGED UNDER SELECTIVELY ENFORCED LAWS OF THIS JUDICIAL SYSTEM.
WE WANT A COMMUNITY LEAD RENEWABLE TRANSITION OF ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Original Medicine is organized with working class communities chronically impacted by systemic structural and cultural oppression contextualized by housing insecure, economically insecure, queer, and neuroauthentic experiences.
Individuals and entities hoarding land and extracting resources from communal BIPOC land and labor for profit create barriers by means of institutional complexes. This includes exploitative conglomerates like local Housing Authorities, Monsanto, and the U.S. government. They manufacture supply chain scarcity, enforce discriminatory zoning and taxation, criminalize indigenized wellness, and violently oppress grassroots liberation organizing.
Original Medicine contributes to systemic change by nourishing our holistic wellness; repairing cultural relationships to land and the collective self that continue to be violently severed by colonization, economic oppression, and political criminalization. Through land-based trans-local planning, we are expanding wider efforts of systemic change through strategic cooperative partnerships with the growing number of indigenous, minority, cooperative, and permaculture land-based networks nationwide. These collective healing educational experiences and the implementation of organizing tactics allow us to engage, exchange, and develop both historic and innovative healing techniques and cultural practices. Sovereignty in intercultural regenerative practices restores equitable relationships with all life while expanding our skill-share ecosystem, restoring original knowledge, and increasing the cultural nourishment of international pillars of BIPOC security.
Community Funding Goals
Land Acquisition & Land Trust Cost
15-20 acres of Rural Land – $75,000
Legal/Accounting Services – $1,000
Projected Land Stewardship Cost of Year 1 Goals
Community Tool Library construction materials – $10,000
Manual Tools- $10,000
Camping site foundation construction materials – $500
Water (septic & well) system installation – $5,000
Sapling fruit trees – $2,500
4kW Solar System Array materials $10,000
Fencing materials – $2,000
Total Estimated Cost: $116,000
Community Support Requests
Shared Common Spaces – for grassroots organizers to utilize our economic, physical, political, psychological, and social power together
Skill & Knowledge exchanges – translocal workshops, immersive education hosting, land-based residencies, work exchanges
Raw Materials – Manual Tools, construction materials, fruit trees, etc
Legal guidance – Land Trust formation, cooperative membership benefits, etc
Accounting services – Annual Taxes, quarterly accounting, etc
Grant acquisition support – sourcing vetting, writing, editing, etc
Solidarity Networks – Guidance & support through supply chain scarcity, discriminatory zoning and taxation, criminalized wellness, and violent oppression of grassroots liberation organizing
Where Our Power comes from?
WRC is powered by people ready to contribute their Economic, Political, Physical, Psychological, and, Social nonviolent weapons to our collective liberation.
We treat workers with the radical love, co-care, and authenticity necessary to develop and support local power building within oppressed and working communities across all spectrums of class divisions.
In commit to sourcing financial contributions directly from community members and grassroots organizations through action support, mutual aid, and grant giving, all our financials are transparently reported on our blog.