What We Do
We inspire LGBTQIA+, Immigrant, Black / Indigenous, POC and allied youth to have more agency over their own wellness, healing and personal stories. We believe in the healing power of community, story-telling, art and connection to the earth. Our programs explore these core components through our herbalism and photography internships, drop-in hours, community workshops and educator trainings.
Are there stories you are yearning to share with the world? Tap into the stories you hold through photography with the support of mindfulness practices and plant allies. Reconnect with your creative potential and most authentic self. Through practical exercises participants will walk away with basic photography skills to continue to explore this craft and/or expand on their current projects.
Our primary goal will be to build a community of practice where young people can feel seen, affirmed and welcomed.
HERBAL / EARTH MEDICINE
We believe we need to be in relationship with the land, our personal stories and our community as a continuous practice. Reconnect with your sense of identity, place and life purpose with the support of mentors, elders, educators and plant allies.
We will reflect on our role as part of a larger ecosystem, centering our well-being in relationship to the healing of the land, our communities and selves. By the end of the program you will learn how to make herbal infused honey / vinegar / oils / salves by honoring your intuition of what will support you.
Open to youth 14-24.
Lion’s Tooth project collaborates with different organizations to facilitate workshops that foster a sense of community and reflection around our diverse and intersecting identities through photography and plant medicine. At each location, our youth work closely with members of the local community to support initiatives of healing, connection and creativity.
Our community workshops are co-facilitated by our LTP youth interns. Bring us to your school, organization or event! All ages are welcome.
EDUCATOR DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
In an effort to best be of service to youth we offer trainings for educators and teachers to support the expansion of more inclusive and affirming spaces in classrooms and after-school programs. We believe in creating spaces where educators can exchange best practices, challenges and unlearn to learn as an essential tool for the work we do. This training is for all space-holders, mentors, teachers, educators, administrators, teaching artists and folks invested in honoring the intersecting identities and experiences of all students.