THE BIODIVERSITY OF WELLNESS
Welcome to that page about who we are! Below you can learn more about the non-profit organization, Hands In The Soil (H.I.T.S.), the founder,and a fresh perspective where wellness meets the soil. We are constantly building bridges that connect humans to our planet and ourselves. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Cultivate the culture of wellness by connecting
humans to the power of nature, nutrition and each other.
Bring awareness, access and action to the power of cultural
community connection, mindful practices and healthy outlets.
Generational Wellness, a future in which all people have the access
and education to nurture their mind, body and spirit, at every stage of life.
When soil is unhealthy, its environment becomes out of balance, this is where living soil becomes dead dirt. In recent times, synthetic chemical fertilizers have been developed to speed up and improve the production of crops (plant food). But as these chemical fertilizers are consistently applied, the natural organisms that make soil healthy become depleted, overstressed, lazy and dependent. When this occurs the soil is not self-sustaining and is no longer a thriving community, but a mutated, toxic environment. Overtime, the continued use of these chemicals causes long-term damage on the future lineage of the organisms, the soil, the seeds and the people who eat the fruit.
MEET YANCY “YOGEE.” COMINS
“Power to the people and the plants." - Yogee.
Yancy “Yogee” Comins is an impact artist, master gardener and community activist specializing in Positive Cultural Programming through the world of Music and Wellness. He has been working in the soil of communities for the past 8 years and has worked with over 800 students of color in the public school system and with LA County, facilitating mindfulness programming and urban gardening. His impact on communities of color comes through working on solutions to systemic food, environmental, and self care related issues, in ways that resonate with our generation. Yancy is the executive director of Hands In The Soil (HITS) and is most currently is Yancy developing health & wellness programs for over 750 residents at a public housing community in Long Beach, California.
"My desire is to empower healthy choices of the communities we serve. My goal is to bring action and awareness to the power of individuality, education, community connection and healthy outlets. My action step toward this goal is to learn and share ways on how to utilize ones resources around them to beneficially support creating tools for growth, in any environment, at any stage of life. I would say my approach to achievement is unconventional and effective." - Yogee. Yancy
WELLNESS DIPPED IN CULTURE