WHO is ECfES?
We are concerned citizens, some with backgrounds in natural healing, some with history in the Eugene socio-political sphere, others with connections to universities and organizations that are currently working to upgrade the modern psycho-pharmacopeia protocol. We come from diverse backgrounds, but all share a common vision of a healthier human community.
1) ECfES fills an informational gap (in the form of a centralized physical library collection)
Our 4 Compost Ingredients
we love to rake:
1) there are myriad forms of misunderstanding around what are currently called “drugs”
2) ethnobotanicals are often erroneously labeled as "drugs"
3) ethnobotanicals are in fact distinct and unrelated to “drugs”
4) there are varied reasons for which individuals choose to utilize ethnobotanicals, distinct from "drug" use
Our 1 Seed
we care for:
1) imagine considering the next seventeen generations
WHEN is ECfES?
We are operational and have been for some time! We have been providing the community with book loans since 2015. We became fully functional as of January 1st, 2016 with our physical lending library opening on that day. We are a non-profit, educational resource center with full book lending capabilities.
2) ECfES fills an experiential gap (in the form of a physical meeting space in perpetuity)
Our 4 Root Values
we strive to uphold:
1) ethical behaviors:
acting such that no harm occurs
empathetic interaction, non-violent communication
acknowledging our blessings
being willing to give of oneself in any struggle
HOW is ECfES?
We are a crowd-sourced, grass-roots community endeavor. Through community participation we can expand and ground the realities of ethnobotanicals in a way that honors science, history, anthropology, psychology, and restores these plants to their rightful place as powerful medicines and tools of local communites.
3) ECfES fills a social justice gap (in the form of opportunity for participation in your community)
Our 7 Branching Insights
1) a non-profit field of medicine which generates immense societal value
2) non-patentable; an inherently democratic form of health care
3) an equal opportunity for health and well being, regardless of socio-economic status
4) freely growing plants; access to which could be seen as inalienable human right
5) a trail-guide back towards an environmentally-sustainable health care
6) our allies in the quest to alleviate human suffering
7) a corrective measure to the vast health care inequalities of our modern age; basically good medicine