Active Culture Family

is creating A Forest Temple and Community Education Center

325

patrons
Hello and Thank you for taking time to check out our Patreon Page!

About Us

For those of you new to our work, In June of 2015, the nonconforming women-wisdom keepers of San Diego started meeting for monthly women's teaching circles organized through Active Culture Family. In 2018, Active Culture Family gave birth to Medicine Mandala, a year long alternative healthcare practitioner training program that is being given the opportunity to establish roots on sacred land in the Cleveland National Forest at a private homestead called Elder Farm.

Our program is an opportunity to begin or recommit to a journey to right relationship, to ourselves, to our communities, and to the planet and all her inhabitants. 

So far, the birth of our school has been entirely funded by Creative Director Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman and our full tuition paying apprentices. 

At this time, 100% of our Patreon funds are going to our Women of Color Scholarship fund, that supports women of color in accessing a free or reduced cost continuing education through Medicine Mandala.

Joining us gives you access to the incentives listed, plus a continuous stream of content and bonuses created in gratitude for your participation in the resource redistribution network we are building. Thank you for being with us on this journey!

Ways this fund has been used in the past and may be used again in the future:

• Keeping our most popular free content like Witch Tips and Starseed Survival Guide alive and available for all

• Soil amendments, drainage and water management to the land that hold us

• Tree care and safety: When a tree comes down on the land, it can cost up to $1200 to have it safely removed.

• Reforestation: The oak trees in our area have been effected by the oak bore beetle, and we are watching our beloved forest ecosystem weaken daily. The smallest cedar tree from a good local nursery costs $110 dollars. We have partnered with For the Wild and the Cleveland National Forest Foundation, giving regularly to their ongoing and larger scale reforestation initiatives

• Providing administrative support for The Warrior Spirit Conference for Healing Historical Trauma

• The creation of more online programs for distance community

• Finishing our cookbook: The Way of The Cauldron:
A Kitchen Witches’ Guide to The Art of The Ritual Feast

Our intention is to be a mostly wild place where folks can go to regenerate, connect with their own ancestors, guides, and nature spirits, and learn practical and esoteric skills for moving creatively, joyfully, respectfully and effectively within the web of life. One of the most transformative experiences for us has been the journey of re-establishing right relationship with the food we eat. Again it is a journey and we are not there yet, but we are so passionate about sharing Gut Health and Traditional Nutrition as a critical step in healing our bodies, our communities and our planet and are ready to open to receive support from the local and extended community alike for finishing our cookbook

Thank you in advance for supporting us in increasing our capacity to serve the growth of your creative, spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing and the wellbeing of the community and planet fully!

Blessings and Love,

Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman
Mycellial Listener

P.S. If you prefer to give a one time donation over a monthly subscription, please click here to donate through our website.





Tiers
Rosemary
$2 or more per month
Deep gratitude and access to our exclusive patreon-only audio, video, and behind-the-scenes content, Including recordings of original music and new recipes as they become available.
Lavender
$4.44 or more per month
Those donating $4.44 or more a month will receive the above plus digital, printable versions of our GAPS diet friendly baked goods recipes from our cookbook in progress The Way of The Cauldron: A Kitchen Witches’ Guide to The Art of The Ritual Feast. New cake and pie recipes will be posted seasonally at this level as they become available.
Reishi
$9 or more per month
$9 or more a month will receive all of the above rewards plus a digital, printable version of the Nettle Elderberry recipe from the Whole Food Gummy Vitamins section of our upcoming cookbook- The Way of The Cauldron: A Kitchen Witches’ Guide to The Art of The Ritual Feast. New Gummy Vitamin recipes will be posted seasonally at this level as they become available.
Cacao
$18 or more per month
$18 Cacao

Those offering this level of support receive all of the above rewards as well as having the opportunity to send in their questions related to the healing journey, the medicine path, or relationship & sexuality advice and have them answered on the Starseed Survival Guide Podcast. (All relationship questions are welcomed and will have equal opportunity to be answered, and, we specialize in digestible guidance for non-conforming folks making unconventional choices and the needs of those stepping beyond entrained relationship paradigms.)

Oak
$44 or more per month

Each season, we release a batch of medicine created to support the community that supports us. These Medicines are not for sale. They are only available for family, friends, our moonlodge sisterhood, apprentices past and present on a donation basis, with all proceeds going to benefit the women of color scholarship fund for our program. We now extend availability of these medicines to Patreon supporters of the space. Seasonal medicines will be created in our Medicine Mandala learning kitchen with prayer and intention during our seasonal high ceremonies and other potent astrological portals. These subtle and practical medicines combine Yaya's 10+ years of herbal studies and 6 years of teaching with the unique and timely transmissions that come to us through the portal of seasonal high ceremony. These medicines are oracular communications straight to your soul, divine messengers, herbal allies and rebirth doulas here to assist you on your journey.

Elder
$100 or more per month

Those supporting our efforts with donations of $100 or more per month receive all of the above plus quarterly one-on-one intuitive sessions to receive timely timeless guidance, assistance with decision making, energy atunements, herbal guidance, support for ongoing conditions such as chronic illness, unconventional relationship choices, and more. 


(*Patrons must provide their email address upon checkout to receive seasonal medicines and must contact us via email to schedule their seasonal guidance session. Session time cannot be accumulated or transferred)

Kava
$500 or more per month

Those donating $500 per month will receive all the benefits of the Elder level as well as the feeling of satisfaction that comes from knowing that your generosity is funding one full scholarship for a woman of color to attend our Medicine Mandala year long program, which provides 200 hours of alternative healthcare education. Supporters at the Kava level will receive a written thank you note from the person who receives a scholarship as a result of your contribution, as well as a digital version of our workbook:


All My Relations:   A Communication and Relationship Tools Skill Share 

Sage
$1,000 or more per month

Like water in the desert, patrons at the Sage level provide vital life blood to all aspects of our organization. 


In addition to receiving all the benefits of the Kava level: 


Supporters at the Sage level will receive a written thank you note from the 2 people who receive  scholarships as a result of your contribution. 


If desired, Sage Patrons will also be able to book a private, 3 day residential healing retreats with us here on the land  once per year. Private retreats are custom tailored to your unique therapeutic needs.

Goals
325 of 600 patrons
When we reach 600 patrons we will be able to install solar panels on the classroom, and commit to releasing a new podcast episode twice a month, and 
open up a scholarship for a woman of color of limited financial means to receive a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to our Medicine Mandala Green Magic Apprenticeship
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Hello and Thank you for taking time to check out our Patreon Page!

About Us

For those of you new to our work, In June of 2015, the nonconforming women-wisdom keepers of San Diego started meeting for monthly women's teaching circles organized through Active Culture Family. In 2018, Active Culture Family gave birth to Medicine Mandala, a year long alternative healthcare practitioner training program that is being given the opportunity to establish roots on sacred land in the Cleveland National Forest at a private homestead called Elder Farm.

Our program is an opportunity to begin or recommit to a journey to right relationship, to ourselves, to our communities, and to the planet and all her inhabitants. 

So far, the birth of our school has been entirely funded by Creative Director Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman and our full tuition paying apprentices. 

At this time, 100% of our Patreon funds are going to our Women of Color Scholarship fund, that supports women of color in accessing a free or reduced cost continuing education through Medicine Mandala.

Joining us gives you access to the incentives listed, plus a continuous stream of content and bonuses created in gratitude for your participation in the resource redistribution network we are building. Thank you for being with us on this journey!

Ways this fund has been used in the past and may be used again in the future:

• Keeping our most popular free content like Witch Tips and Starseed Survival Guide alive and available for all

• Soil amendments, drainage and water management to the land that hold us

• Tree care and safety: When a tree comes down on the land, it can cost up to $1200 to have it safely removed.

• Reforestation: The oak trees in our area have been effected by the oak bore beetle, and we are watching our beloved forest ecosystem weaken daily. The smallest cedar tree from a good local nursery costs $110 dollars. We have partnered with For the Wild and the Cleveland National Forest Foundation, giving regularly to their ongoing and larger scale reforestation initiatives

• Providing administrative support for The Warrior Spirit Conference for Healing Historical Trauma

• The creation of more online programs for distance community

• Finishing our cookbook: The Way of The Cauldron:
A Kitchen Witches’ Guide to The Art of The Ritual Feast

Our intention is to be a mostly wild place where folks can go to regenerate, connect with their own ancestors, guides, and nature spirits, and learn practical and esoteric skills for moving creatively, joyfully, respectfully and effectively within the web of life. One of the most transformative experiences for us has been the journey of re-establishing right relationship with the food we eat. Again it is a journey and we are not there yet, but we are so passionate about sharing Gut Health and Traditional Nutrition as a critical step in healing our bodies, our communities and our planet and are ready to open to receive support from the local and extended community alike for finishing our cookbook

Thank you in advance for supporting us in increasing our capacity to serve the growth of your creative, spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing and the wellbeing of the community and planet fully!

Blessings and Love,

Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman
Mycellial Listener

P.S. If you prefer to give a one time donation over a monthly subscription, please click here to donate through our website.





Recent posts by Active Culture Family

Tiers
Rosemary
$2 or more per month
Deep gratitude and access to our exclusive patreon-only audio, video, and behind-the-scenes content, Including recordings of original music and new recipes as they become available.
Lavender
$4.44 or more per month
Those donating $4.44 or more a month will receive the above plus digital, printable versions of our GAPS diet friendly baked goods recipes from our cookbook in progress The Way of The Cauldron: A Kitchen Witches’ Guide to The Art of The Ritual Feast. New cake and pie recipes will be posted seasonally at this level as they become available.
Reishi
$9 or more per month
$9 or more a month will receive all of the above rewards plus a digital, printable version of the Nettle Elderberry recipe from the Whole Food Gummy Vitamins section of our upcoming cookbook- The Way of The Cauldron: A Kitchen Witches’ Guide to The Art of The Ritual Feast. New Gummy Vitamin recipes will be posted seasonally at this level as they become available.
Cacao
$18 or more per month
$18 Cacao

Those offering this level of support receive all of the above rewards as well as having the opportunity to send in their questions related to the healing journey, the medicine path, or relationship & sexuality advice and have them answered on the Starseed Survival Guide Podcast. (All relationship questions are welcomed and will have equal opportunity to be answered, and, we specialize in digestible guidance for non-conforming folks making unconventional choices and the needs of those stepping beyond entrained relationship paradigms.)

Oak
$44 or more per month

Each season, we release a batch of medicine created to support the community that supports us. These Medicines are not for sale. They are only available for family, friends, our moonlodge sisterhood, apprentices past and present on a donation basis, with all proceeds going to benefit the women of color scholarship fund for our program. We now extend availability of these medicines to Patreon supporters of the space. Seasonal medicines will be created in our Medicine Mandala learning kitchen with prayer and intention during our seasonal high ceremonies and other potent astrological portals. These subtle and practical medicines combine Yaya's 10+ years of herbal studies and 6 years of teaching with the unique and timely transmissions that come to us through the portal of seasonal high ceremony. These medicines are oracular communications straight to your soul, divine messengers, herbal allies and rebirth doulas here to assist you on your journey.

Elder
$100 or more per month

Those supporting our efforts with donations of $100 or more per month receive all of the above plus quarterly one-on-one intuitive sessions to receive timely timeless guidance, assistance with decision making, energy atunements, herbal guidance, support for ongoing conditions such as chronic illness, unconventional relationship choices, and more. 


(*Patrons must provide their email address upon checkout to receive seasonal medicines and must contact us via email to schedule their seasonal guidance session. Session time cannot be accumulated or transferred)

Kava
$500 or more per month

Those donating $500 per month will receive all the benefits of the Elder level as well as the feeling of satisfaction that comes from knowing that your generosity is funding one full scholarship for a woman of color to attend our Medicine Mandala year long program, which provides 200 hours of alternative healthcare education. Supporters at the Kava level will receive a written thank you note from the person who receives a scholarship as a result of your contribution, as well as a digital version of our workbook:


All My Relations:   A Communication and Relationship Tools Skill Share 

Sage
$1,000 or more per month

Like water in the desert, patrons at the Sage level provide vital life blood to all aspects of our organization. 


In addition to receiving all the benefits of the Kava level: 


Supporters at the Sage level will receive a written thank you note from the 2 people who receive  scholarships as a result of your contribution. 


If desired, Sage Patrons will also be able to book a private, 3 day residential healing retreats with us here on the land  once per year. Private retreats are custom tailored to your unique therapeutic needs.