The Elderberry Apothecary


 Local Plants, Local People. Est. 2018

The Elderberry Apothecary is a collective of herbalists and farmers dedicated to providing locally grown and wild harvested medicines. The Collective also offers holistic nutrition, plant medicine education, and a place for community relationships to develop around health and healing.

We can achieve greater health both with in our human community and within our ecosystem by cultivating relations with local medicinal plants. When we restore one, we bring balance to both.


The Elderberry Apothecary Core Crew


Rachel Rickard

Wild Earth Brews
& The Elderberry Apothecary




The Elderberry Apothecary


Lily Rothrock

Lily's Herbals

Website & Graphic Design


Guidelines for an honorable harvest.

Know the ways of the ones who take care of you, so that you may take care of them.
Introduce yourself.
Be accountable as the one who comes asking for life.
Ask permission before taking.
Abide by the answer.
Never take the first.
Never take the last.
Take only what you need.
Take only that which is given.
Never take more than half.
Leave some for others.
Harvest in a way that minimizes harm.
Use it respectfully.
Never waste what you have taken.
Give thanks for what you have been given.
Give a gift, in reciprocity for what you have taken.
Sustain the ones who sustain you and the earth will last forever.