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Announcing the Frontline Herbalism Podcast!

I’m so happy to announce the launch of the Frontline Herbalism Podcast! What is it about?! The Frontline Herbalism Podcast is a show for people who love plants and care about liberation. Plant knowledge, medicine making tips, interviews and…

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Podcast interview on La Raza Chronicles

I was super grateful to be interviewed on KPFA radio show La Raza Chronicles last week! It is a weekly Latino affairs magazine program with a local and international focus, highlighting the social, political and cultural events affecting the…

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Rest in Power Taylor

Content warning – suicide (graphic), prison, violence, self-harm, abuse, homophobia, transphobia On the 9th of July, I lost one of my best friends Taylor. He bled to death in his prison cell after cutting his own throat. The IPP…

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Latest Update from Ukraine Herbal Solidarity

A note from a Ukrainian herbalist volunteering at the clinic: russia’s genocidal re-invasion of Ukraine has inflicted immense devastation across Ukraine’s gorgeous cities and villages — a devastation layered atop three and a half centuries of russian colonization. People…

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New Prisoner Testimonials Page

It’s been an absolute pleasure typing up testimonials from people in prison who have read the Prisoner’s Herbal book. I think I burst into tears about three times! Check out the new testimonial page here – https://solidarityapothecary.org/prisonertestimonials/…

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Rest in Power Ellen Percival

I just wrote this post on instagram but I’m aware that there are a lot of people who don’t use social media or instagram specifically: I’m so sorry if you’re finding out via an IG post, Ellen had SO…

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Propaganda by the Seed Podcast Interview

Last week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Propaganda by the Seed podcast which is a collaboration between Aaron Parker of Edgewood Nursery and Tim Holland aka Sole of The Solecast podcast. Check out all the…

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Ukraine Herbal Solidarity Update

Content warning – explicit invasion related content I just got home from Poland a couple of days ago. I’m exhausted and struggling to process all the hellish stories I heard during my time at our herbal space. An incredible…

Ukraine Herbal Solidarity
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Ukraine Herbal Solidarity – Please support!

Find the page with full details here: https://solidarityapothecary.org/ukraine/ Please donate to the crowdfunder here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/ukraine-herbal-solidarity What is happening? This page has been created six days into the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military. Over a million people have…

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2021 Review

The mission of the Solidarity Apothecary is to use plant medicines to materially support revolutionary struggles and communities with plant medicines to strengthen collective autonomy, self-defence and resilience to climate change, capitalism and state violence. Each year I review…

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The Herbal Bandanas are back!

Last year, we made these beautiful herbal bandanas for a Herbalists without Borders fundraiser. After lots of requests, I have brought them back! All proceeds raised from these beautiful herbal bandanas go towards sustaining the Solidarity Apothecary and the…

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The Queer Animals are here!

One of my most beloved friends, Kes Otter Lieffe and her illustrating partner in crime Anja Van Geert have produced the cutest queer colouring book ever (plus cards!) and are fundraising for the Solidarity Apothecary!!!!! About the Queer Animals…

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Winter Posting Dates

I am taking a few weeks break from posting books to prisoners and people who order them on the outside. I really appreciate your interest! All are still available as e-books (pdfs available to download). Find them in the…

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Solidarity Apothecary Events in Glasgow

Wednesday 20th October: Prison, PTSD & Herbalism Workshop This is a private workshop for people part of the Sisco project in Glasgow. The workshop will introduce some of the plants from the Prisoner’s Herbal book. It will be a…

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Herbal Support During Medical Abortion Project

About the Project Medical abortion is the termination of an early pregnancy using pharmaceutical medications. These are most commonly supplied by a registered doctor in an abortion clinic, however, some people may access the medication in different settings where…

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Summer Posting Dates

I am taking a few weeks break from posting books to prisoners and people who order them on the outside. I really appreciate your interest! All are still available as e-books (pdfs available to download). Find them in the…

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Talk at Derry Radical Bookfair

This weekend, I’ve the got the honour of talking at Derry Radical Bookfair. There are some great online events happening including a talk about Ben Fletcher, The Life & Times of a Black Wobbly and a screening of the film…

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2020 Review

In January 2019, I set ten goals for the Solidarity Apothecary. Like the rest of the world, many of these were knocked sideways by the coronavirus pandemic. We saw the world set on fire with uprisings and rebellions from…