OUR MISSION: CONNECT PEOPLE TO PLANTS

The natural world is full of wisdom. We want to connect people to the power of plants to improve the quality of their life. Sculpting a day to day of balance in an ever-changing world is actually easier than you might think. There are many ways to connect to nature’s intelligence, from taking a walk through the woods to meditating on the ocean’s waves. But you will find when using our blends, that one of the most divine and direct channels to the spirit of the earth is through absorbing herbs via tea, bath, smoke, vape, culinary & mixology.  

“We discovered that we have this connection to the Earth and the connection has been disconnected due to colonization 500 years ago. One of the ways to reconnect to the Earth, our Ancestors and Decolonize our lives is by connecting with herbs regularly”

How It Started

By connecting with sacred plant medicine from her lineage, Dropping Seeds founder, Johanna Guevara began diving into herbal medicine, especially during her two home-birth pregnancies and breast feeding. Her ex-partner, SirRoan Smiley, took what they learned together and assisted in creating blends that they shared with others to help them find solutions to the issues that start in the mind like anxiety or lapses in concentration.  

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Johanna migrated to America with her family in the 80’s. As a last generation Colombian, her upbringing under the 7 Train in Queens, NYC, was mostly in Spanish. As with many Central, South American and Caribbean countries, both of her Grandmother’s were influential and always had a plant for every ailment.
 
From very young, Johanna’s passion was creating. Her drive and determination lead her to graduate with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, only a couple months before Sept. 11. This global event would not only change the course of history but also propel her freelance design career into a full service branding studio with clients like Time Inc., CUNY, Afropunk, Department of Education, HighTimes and Sony Japan.
 
In 2008, during the collapse of the housing bubble which led to the Great Recession, she closed up her design studio and decided to travel the world with her then partner SirRoan. These travels very synchronistically turned into studies of sacred plant medicine, Ayurveda & Curanderismo with different masters from Brazil to New Mexico to heal personal emotional traumas. Johanna has also received certification in Reiki Level 2, Integrated Energy Technique Advanced , a Wasteskun Meztli Canada Moon Dancer and a Vision Quester in Atlantida, Colombia.
 
In Sept of 2013, during a sacred plant medicine gathering, the intention to create blends for mental acuity {FOCUS} and stress coping {CALM} was seeded by the spirit of Ayahuasca. After consulting herbalist, mentors and peers, an Etsy shop was created and due to its popularity, its own e-commerce was established soon afterwards. The new group of blends soon developed in a dualistic way with SUN & MOON, SLEEP & AWAKE and MASC. & FEMME thanks to our customers who’s feedback we would follow through on. Our Hemp blends PEACE, REVIVE, & DEEP are the latest ones to join the collection due to the legalization of Hemp in 2019.

“We quickly realized that our products improved the quality of our customers lives and her current mission became clear: connect people to plants.”

Herbal Experience Profiles


“I stay centered everyday with herbs and meditation”. This process has transformed the trauma of systematic degradation of POC into a well spring of empathy that informs me how to energetically work with plants and people.”

SirRoan is a Brooklyn native, multi-media producer, and regenerative designer. Like others with upbringings in NYC during the twilight of the Reagan years, SirRoan was exposed to the codependence of substance abuse at an early age. This contributed to lifetime of paradoxes concerning human behavior, mind altering substances, human consciousness, perseverance, and the difference between intentional and unintentional living. His outlet of choice was sound and as a successful music producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur, SirRoan accessed an endless well of creativity in writing music with Swizz Beatz, Gucci Mane, and many more established publishers.
 
During the Great Recession in 2008, SirRoan traveled with Johanna and began foraging and medicine mentorships that evolved into learning all about herbal blends.
 
This myriad of influences drove SirRoan to study plants and the components of their habitats as the basis of all life enhancing material as well as commodities utilized by humans. SirRoan’s continuous drive led him to Permaculture Certification with Andrew Faust and Earthships Biotecture Training with Mike Reynolds.
 
As of January 2020, SirRoan moved on to building and running We Are Earth (WAE), a multi faceted operation featuring high yield vertical farms in collaboration with GROWBOX™. WAE serves as a social and food justice nexus that concentrates on decentralizing farm operations in which marginalized community members will be the primary growers, distributors, and producers of nutrient dense foods and wellness products.

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