The Philly Herb Hub is a free community apothecary, currently available to Black folks in Philly. We provide free herbs and free workshops through a mutual aid network with local growers, medicine makers, and herb enthusiasts.
Further in the future, we'd love to open a free clinic.
We believe the long term sustainability of the project rests on relationships, not only with the land and the plants, but also between growers and people accessing the medicine.
We work in ways that are sustainable for us--moving slowly, adjusting, listening, responding.
*This project is organized by Desiree Thompson and Kelly McCarthy, herb workers in Philadelphia, and supported by a community of folks who love herbs.
If you’re interested in growing herbs for the hub, and/or donating dried herbs, prepared medicine or supplies, please take our Growers Survey
If you’d like to request specific herbs or remedies, please fill out our Herb Request Form
If you’d like to request and/or teach herbal classes or workshops, please fill out our Workshop Request Form
To donate to the Herb Hub, you can use our PayPal link, or send funds along via CashApp or Venmo (name on the accounts for both, is atticapothecary)
NOTE: Depending on availability of inventory, the website may not give the option to pick up where you'd like. If you receive an error message:
1. try splitting larger orders into several, smaller orders.
2. select "Ship (local delivery)" at check out. Then just leave us a message in check-out notes; we'll be sure to place it at the pick up location of your choice.
Orders not claimed within one month will be offered back to the community 💛
For PICK UP, select "pick-up" at checkout:
Orders are filled and made available for pick up every Friday. Any order submitted on Friday after noon will be available the following week. You will receive a notification when your order is ready. You can pick up anytime that is convenient for you, doesn’t have to be on Friday.
You can pick up your herbs at 707 S. 50th St. Walk through the black gate with the white sign. If the gate is locked, get the key out of the white lock box (code 2046) and let yourself in. Walk past the stairs and you’ll see the black bin with a yellow lid behind the outdoor staircase. Herbs will be in a bag with your name. Come at your convenience. Please leave the gate UNLOCKED.
Orders are filled and made available for pick up ONLY on Friday. Any order submitted on Friday after noon will be available the following week. You can pick up your order from the porch at 510 West Queen Lane, any time between 1-7pm. They are in a black tub with a clear lid, next to the rocking chair.
For LOCAL DELIVERY, select "Ship" at checkout and enter your address
Note: Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver to Center City. This includes 19102, 19103, 19106, 19107 and parts of 19147 (north of Washington Ave).
Please make sure the address that you entered at check out is correct. If you need to make a change, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Deliveries are every other Saturday or Sunday from 1-7p. Please allow THREE weeks for delivery. THESE ARE NO CONTACT drop offs, for the time being.
Email us at email@example.com with any questions.
Desiree and Kelly