Creative Wellness Gatherings

Shervone Neckles

Creative Wellness Gatherings

Wellness Cart

Healthy women and men build healthy families and communities. To that end, there are simply not enough opportunities available for folks to take time out for themselves in order to feel rejuvenated and learn about fun and achievable methods for achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Through a series of lively, informative wellness conversations and demonstrations on the origin, purpose, and mixing techniques of a selected group of herbs and spices, participants will identify at least one applicable method and create their own herbal mix to support their individual wellness needs.

To mark and commemorate the exchange, participants will be invited to offer a small portion of their personal herbal blends made during the interactive demonstrations to be used in the creation of a community garment. This wearable garment will function as the physical manifestation of the self-care and nurturing each participant experienced during the exchange.

Shervone Neckles is a Caribbean-American raised in Brooklyn, NY to Grenadian parents. Her work engages in social experiments that consider the commonalities, differences, contradictions, continuities, and many possibilities of cooperative learning and civic responsibility. Neckles’ lives with her husband, artist José M. Ortiz, and three-year-old son in Queens, NY.