About Brandon Ruiz

Brandon Ruiz is a community herbalist, urban farmer and artist in Charlotte, NC. His herbalism and farming work focuses on communities of color and the diaspora, reconnecting those involved with their ancestral roots through plants, working hands-on with the plants grown in a local garden space on the East side of Charlotte. His art touches on the same identity of the diaspora, using personally-grown plants as his main medium to touch on subjects of colonization, recovering our roots and experiencing plants through organoleptics.