Damiana Calvario Viana

Damiana is a land tender, medicine grower, folk herbalist and storyteller. Born and raised in a large family in Mexico City, she inherited the traditions of both her mother’s and father’s lineage.

As a teenager, she began partnering with Indigenous communities, learning to connect to a reality where people live in harmony with nature and nourish one another in their every day life. After years of working as a green garden teacher, she moved to California to immerse herself in formal permaculture studies and herb school.

Currently, Damiana devotes herself to tending the land on a small educational farm and community garden in Southern California. She spends her days developing relationships with the medicines she works with as a community folk herbalist.

Her herbal practice blends her Mexican roots and the lessons she learns from her everyday work with our Mother Nature. Damiana is currently immersed as a student of Curanderismo, breathwork, dreamwork and ancestral healing.