Support Our Work
We welcome financial donations to support us in our work. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made via paypal, here. Or, you may send us a check, the old fashioned way. If you like, you may specify a purpose for your donation, such as apothecary, library, or gardens. All donations will be acknowledged by a receipt which may be used for tax purposes.
We also welcome donations of items that we use in our daily operations. We often send out specific “wish lists” in our newsletters, but we can always use things like office supplies, new tincture bottles, and herbs for our apothecary.
The largely rural nature of our state means that many people have less access to money, but are rich in their access to land. We encourage you to consider growing a plot of herbs for us as a way to contribute to our mission, while deepening your own relationship with the plants.
If you are an herb grower, wildcrafter or medicine maker and would like to donate on a one-time or ongoing basis, or would like a list of needed herbs or products, please email our Apothecary Manager, Laura Litchfield.
While donations are helpful, we also depend on our pool of volunteers who help us with everything from light construction and painting, to transportation needs and library organization. We have had folks share their skills with us on a one-time basis (to take photos of our space or advise us on a grant application, for example) and those who volunteer regularly for whatever we need at the time. If you have time or particular skills that you’d like to make available to us, please email Lisa Weiss.
When you make purchases from Mountain Rose Herbs, they will generously donate 15% of your total to us! Just click on the logo below to be taken to the Mountain Rose page and shop as always. Only sales that originate from our website will count, so be sure to come through VCIH to begin your shopping. Donations will automatically be credited to us. For more about Mountain Rose Herbs, visit our Partners page. Consider sharing this great program with other herb-buying folks!
Even though this program helps us a great deal, we still encourage you to source as many of your herbs locally as you can, perhaps from our friends at Zack Woods Herbs in Hyde Park, Twin Ponds Herb Farm in Brookfield, Healing Spirits Herb Farm in upstate New York, or from your own gardens and local meadows.
Buy a VCIH “Herbalist” T-shirt
Show your support for VCIH and herbalism by wearing one of our beautiful, comfortable t-shirts! Proudly display the many faces of the herbalist: medicine-maker, physiologist, root-worker, counselor, activist, poet, gardener, ecologist, alchemist, change-agent, educator, weed-eater, systems-thinker…and so much more.
Made from organic cotton and bamboo, the shirts are very soft and come in two colors: espresso brown and “dirty” purple (more like dusky grape). Brown shirts are printed with earth-tone text (pumpkin, purple, maroon, sage green) and purple shirts are printed with floral colors (fuschia, lavender, bright green, sky blue). On the upper back there is a small (3″x4″) green version of our dandelion logo with the words “Growing green healthcare in the heart of our community”.
Women’s shirts have a scooped neck, capped sleeves and a longer, slightly fitted body. Check out the style, sizing and shirt colors here at Onno Textiles, makers of the shirts. We have XS-XXL women’s shirts.
Men’s shirts are a classic men’s style. See sizing and colors here. We have S-XXL men’s shirts.
Become a Member
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, VCIH is driven and governed by its members. Membership provides the community with a chance to directly support the mission and vision of VCIH while also receiving benefits, such as discount admission to classes and our annual fundraiser. Most importantly, VCIH members are invited to participate in the Annual Meeting to elect a Board of Directors and participate in shaping the organization’s activities.
Our membership guidelines are currently being updated. If you are interested in becoming a member, please check back at a later date.
To learn more about the inner workings of VCIH, please read our vision and mission statements and download our governance documents: