This is the baby stage of a project created by Desiree Thompson and Kelly McCarthy, herb workers in Philadelphia.
The Philly Herb Hub is a free community apothecary, currently available to Black folks in Philly. The vision of providing free herbs and free workshops through a small mutual aid network with local growers, medicine makers, and herb enthusiasts is being dreamed into life right now. 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’re starting with what is sustainable for us--working slowly, adjusting, listening, responding.
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 💛
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 every 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
Please make sure the address that you entered at check out is correct. If you need to make a change, please email email@example.com as soon as possible. Deliveries are every other Wednesday from 11-2pm. Please allow up to THREE weeks for delivery. THESE ARE NO CONTACT drop offs, for the time being.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Desiree and Kelly
We want to know what herbs you like and need, and how we can better facilitate connecting folks with plants / plant medicine. If you have a moment, please fill this out, and tell US what would be helpful to have in the apothecary.
African-American Slave Medicine
Author: Herbert Covey
View / Download Complete Book (217 pages)
Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook
Author: James Green
View / Download Complete Book (599 pages)
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide
Author: Rosemary Gladstar
View / Download Complete Book (225 pages)
The Mountain Rose Herbs Guide to Herbal Preparations
View / Download Guide (33 pages)
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Author: David Hoffman
View / Download Book (675 pages)
How to support us!
If you’d like to make a financial donation to this project, just put “Herb Hub” in the notes.
Venmo: @atticapothecary // cashapp: $atticapothecary
Or, use the Donate button for PayPal.