** The apothecary will be CLOSED for August 2023 while I am on vacation. Open hours will resume on 9/6. **
Located in DC’s Takoma neighborhood, the Little Red Bird Botanicals community apothecary is a source for high quality DMV-area grown medicinal herbs.
The apothecary is open for walk-in hours on Wednesdays from 4-7pm. To arrange a different time please contact me directly.
I’m located on 5th St NW just south of Aspen St, on the east side of the street in a garage with a driveway.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE PIN ON THIS MAP and the above instructions; please DON’T don’t follow the map to the private residence with a shared address.
Click here for a stock list of herbs— please be aware that availability varies by the season and year-to-year
The apothecary stocks herbs sourced from my own local gardens, sustainably wild-harvested from the DC region, and grown by fellow herb farmers.
I subscribe to very stringent ethics around wild-harvesting:
- I do not harvest any at-risk wild plants, including but not limited to any listed by United Plant Savers (any plants on this list that are found in my apothecary are cultivated)
- Herbs are never harvested from undisturbed forests or other dwindling ecosystems (all forest medicinals in the apothecary are cultivated, not wild-harvested)
- Wild-harvested herbs include only those that are thriving in the human-impacted landscape: it is important to me to take only the plants that live in ecosystems that are thriving and expanding under human influence.
- All herbs are harvested with respect and gratitude, leaving more than enough behind for the plants to thrive