I am actively trying to decolonize my practice of herbalism. I am actively attempting to dismantle the white supremacy that lives within me. As someone who is currently upholding a space that profits from capitalism, I am trying to gracefully understand how I can make the shop continue in a way that feels supportive and inclusive of the community at large. I am accepting perspectives and feedback from folks who have insight to share in how to do all of these things in a real way. We have effectively cut ties with Mountain Rose Herbs, Brown Bear Herbs, and will only be offering smoke medicine bundles of ethically and bio-regionally harvested smoke medicine. If there is a way in which you see we can do any of these aforementioned things better, we would appreciate you calling us in so that we can do so. We may not have it all together, but we are trying to keep our customers satisfied while also staying committed to our bottom line of keeping herbalism accessible and educating folks in our community about how to use safe and simple herbal remedies for the good of our bodies, minds and community.
I have been writing and erasing and rewriting a post of this sentiment for weeks.... but it's time to just start somewhere.
Thank you for your continued support! We love you!
Pictured: a hand holding a bundle of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium and a Badass knife from @holy_sponge ~ a radicle maker of which we are a proud stockist (we unfortunately don't carry the knives, so you may support them directly in that work.) #herbalism #apothecary #bioregional #communitycentered #love #startsomewhere