I am a Medical Herbalist, I qualified in 2012 and have been practicing since. I initially ran a clinic in Leigh for 3 years, before being involved in Anti Fracking Herbal clinic for 2 years.
I want to set up my practice again to make an income from what I love and what I am about. For the last year since coming off anti fracking camps, I have gone from job to job trying to find a way to survive in capitalism, pay rent etc and save enough money to set up my business. It's impossible. I have also tried going through organisations like The Prince's Trust several times, but have trouble with my dyslexia because of the perfect business plan required, and I have never managed to put in the time and energy to get it right on top of everything else.
So I have decided to ask you all for a little bit of help so it may add up and get me started in exchange for something herbal I can offer.
I need £1500 which covers £450 of tinctures, £250 of dried herbs (to sell as tea blends :)), £250 for duty free alcohol for making my own tinctures, £80 for insurance, £150 for bottles & jars. The remaining £320 for flyers (marketing), a printer, a label machine, stationary and packaging.
This will enable me to start practicing and seeing people on a sliding scale, and develop a product line of accessible herbal medicines people can use at home. In return for a donation I can offer you my first booklet, a herbal tea, a tincture, and for larger donations a free consultation or massage. I am based in south Manchester and my room will be ready for treatments in 2 - 3 weeks.