Back To Basics

Long hair herbalist holding three coca leaves infront of a bowl of herbs.

On the episode of Decolonize Everything,  Johanna Guevara  joins Rebecca to discuss the ways that we can relate to plants and remember ancestral survival skills and healing practices. Johanna shares her personal journey of Indigenizing her family structure, homeschooling her children, and cultivating herbal medicine.

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The pandemic showed us the importance of growing our own food, medicine and sovereignty. DroppingSeeds operation moves to the Hudson Valley.

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All Beginnings have an End

Plant Medicine Journey 2020 SirRoan Smiley at We Are Earth GrowBox Container

SirRoan moved on to building and running We Are Earth (WAE), a multi faceted operation featuring high yield vertical farms in collaboration with GROWBOX™. Also, COVID had everyone staying home which made our connection to the plant kingdom bigger.

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Deepak + Vogue + Hemp

We presented our blends MOON and SUN tea at Deepak Homebase at ABC Carpet and Home. While for Fashion Week, Vogue magazine feature our RELAX Elixir in an Osteria57 custom cocktail. And our Hemp blends PEACE, REVIVE, & DEEP became the latest ones to join the collection due to the legalization of Hemp in 2019.

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Gaia TV

Plant medicine journey featured on Gaia TV Psychedelica S1E3

Guest appearance on Psychedelica S1:E3 of Gaia TV. Discussing the power of Ayahuasca and its effects on the body, mind and soul with Dennis Mckenna and Graham Hancock.

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Food Curated

Food Curated, a James Beard Award-winning food documentary series, featured DroppingSeeds: There Is More to the Medicinal Plant World than Cannabis.

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Lets Talk Tea

We started Herbal PopUps at shops like West Elm and Brooklyn Museum. As well as collaborations with Humblebloom and Bust Magazine. Not to mention our favorite Afropunk Festival curating the Healing Temple with Minka Brooklyn.

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Scale scale scale

Inventory, production, operations manuals all grew. Artist & Tarot reader Angie Guevara working the mid-night hour to keep up with demand.

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Our Family Grew Too

As the business grew, so did our family. Picture being 7 months pregnant with a toddler at Joshua Tree after a cross country road trip from NYC to California. Much support and love continued from friends like Bilal Music. And we were part of the documentary Time is Art. It inspired the creation of our SYNC blend that…

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POC herbalist interview by NativeTV Kokoro.

Our growing herbal blend line started to receive press. Interview by NativeTV Kokoro.

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Plant medicine herbal blend sample spiral.

The blends started developing in dualistic ways: SUN & MOON, SLEEP & AWAKE and MASC. & FEMME. Soon we found ourselves creating an Herbal Sample Blend for customers to have the full collection experience.

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DroppingSeeds Is Born

CALM and FOCUS first organic herbal blends.

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. At first, the blends started off being stored in spaghetti jars. As we started to share our blends, positive feedback kept us motivated. Picture of Shantell Martins at her art studio, Soho,…

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The Plants are Talking

Plant medicine journey building a temaszcal

Johanna & SirRoans global travels very synchronistically turned into studies of sacred plant medicine in Brazil, New Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru and Colombia.

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Only a Seedling

Plant medicine journey POC hand with feather.

Johanna’s plant journey would lead her into certification for Ayurvedic Holistic Coaching, Reiki Level 1&2 and Integrated Energy Technique Advanced. As well as studies at the University of New Mexico for Curanderismo, a Wasteskun Meztli Canada Moon Dancer and Vision Quester in Atlantida, Colombia.

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The Great Recession

Plant medicine journey at a fire in a sweat lodge.

To adapt to the economic downturn, Johanna closed her graphic design studio and SirRoan closed his music studio in Chelsea, NYC. Together, they embarked on a digital nomadic life after one year of dating.

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