Welcome to 7 Feathers Apothecary
We exist to support our community in having access to local, organic, herbal medicines cultivated and prepared on site at the Whole Life Learning Center. Whole Life founder and herbalist Caroline Riley Carberry, created the apothecary in 2018 after 6 years of transforming a pasture into a forest garden full of food and medicinal plants.
As our gardens have matured and created an abundant surplus Caroline realized that creating access to holistic health options while cultivating relationships to the plants growing on site is the next step in creating a dynamic holistic learning center. We practice regenerative farming techniques utilizing native and non native medicinal plants growing in our gardens while creating habitat for wildlife. Our gardens are a living classroom for about a 100 students ages 3-14 during the week and hosts students for regenerative design and herbalism courses on the weekends.
While our herbal products utilize what the forest garden offers us seasonally, Caroline has stocked the apothecary with over 100 organic medicinal plant extracts from high quality sources to work with during one on one consultations. Caroline prepares these extracts using organic distilled spirits and organic food grade vegetable glycerin. She prepares her extracts the Alchemical way of Spagyrics. Each plant is harvested at an optimal time and prepared in a way that creates the most potent medicinal that works with the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit. She also dries as much plant material as possible for custom blended teas for clients.
Because we are creating medicinals with what the land offers us seasonally using the highest quality ingredients and smallest carbon footprint possible our stock ebbs and flows with the seasons. Enjoy our unique, small batch medicinal products and please come visit the apothecary in person for a full picture of what we carry day to day.
If you are looking for support with a specific health concern please schedule a session with Caroline using the Book Online link at top of page. A session includes a holistic health consultation via Zoom or Facetime and a 2 oz custom blend tincture that can be mailed or picked up up locally. A tea blend can be added for $8.
Volunteer and Support Community Herbalism
Thank you all for your interest in getting involved in this Community Herbalism endeavor. I have visions of us woven into the gardens and am ready to get to connect in the fresh air in person again. Dates are posted on the calendar below. It is my hope that we can reconnect while adhering to the level of social distancing that you feel most comfortable.
We will remain outdoors and I will set up any activity allowing us to stay 6' apart.
Text Caroline to RSVP when you are coming: 512-217-0661.
Keep an eye on IG and Facebook for updates and please share with interested parties.
This space has had 100s of people's support along the way. Each season the gardens grow more abundant and as more people come the space tells a story of a beautiful resilient community, connected through children, plant medicine and a desire to learn regenerative ways of cultivation. This is the people's medicine.
~See You Soon Dear Ones~
Time spent with Caroline in a consultation is a true pleasure. You get the benefit of her warm and lovely presence, combined with an incredible storehouse of knowledge about plant medicine, and the peace of mind in knowing where all the plants and materials are sourced from for your tincture-- her front yard, or the food forest she's lovingly cultivated over the last 8 years!
I found our conversation as healing as the tincture I left with, and the practice of taking that tincture each day a helpful touchstone of my time with Caroline in her yurt. I have taken tinctures that I have purchased online from larger retailers, and it just isn't the same. There's something really lovely about supporting a local business, receiving medicine from plants lovingly grown by hand, in a combination that is uniquely tailored to my needs and concerns.
The tincture I received was truly a custom blend just for me, my own little draught of peacefulness in a bottle. I have yet to have an online consultation with her, but have plans to book one soon. Caroline's warmth translates, regardless of how you meet with her. Highly recommended!"