COLORADO NWIAA CHAIRPERSON and NATIONAL MARKETING DIRECTOR
Deborahlise Mota is a land steward, herbalist, and ecologist. Her love for plants started at 14 when she began studying plant medicine, leading her to study sustainable agriculture at UCSC.
Deborahlise comes from a long lineage of land stewards, originally from Brazil and is a descendant of the Tupinambá tribe.
She holds true to the wisdom from her Afro-Indigenous family, which is to caretake the land for our great grandchildren, as we are simply borrowing it from them.
As a postgraduate in Integrative & Environmental Medicine, she applied her passion for the organic food movement into her clinical practice.
As a farm activist, she is determined to support the BIPOC community, while educating the public on food insecurity, food apatheid, health injustice and systematic racism.
As a scientist and ecologist, she blends her knowledge of microbiome medicine with microbial health of the soil, educating the public on how proper soil management & regenerative farming can slow down climate change.
Along with her husband, Deborahlise has been gardening & farming for over 20 years.