Deep Dive: Celebrating Black Lives Counselor
Kyana (ky/they/she) is a somatic earth-worker, community herbalist, and healer born in Western Massachusetts, where they currently reside. In 2017 they started an urban garden cooperative, Flood Farm Garden & Arts Collective, with a group of friends that donates garden beds to families experiencing food apartheid to help build food sovereignty and community resiliency. Kyana organizes and facilitates spaces for BIPoC to intentionally connect with the land to heal and grow awareness of their connection with nature. They graduated with degrees in Sustainable Food & Farming and Communication from the University of Massachusetts and since have traveled to farm communities to practice with community agroforestry and other afro-indigenous earth stewarding techniques. Kyana is empowered by contributing to futures where black and indigenous communities are healing with the land. They enjoy reading with their friends in book club, exploring & creating new recipes, baking, singing & playing guitar and making plant medicines.