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Community Resources

This page is an ongoing work in progress that I offer for Chicago communities interested in the intersection of herbalism and social justice. I will continue to add resources here as I discover them. If you have any suggested resources, please reach out to me at alex@firstcurveapothecary.com

Herb Sourcing

Volunteer/Stewardship Opportunities

Clinical Resources

  • Lab Tests Online – Quantitative Medicine can inform qualitative medicine, learn about the vast array of testing available.
  • PubMed – For all the research nerds out there!
  • Center of Excellence for Transgender Health – Increasing access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for transgender communities. 
  • Merck Manuals - Medical Topics and Information for support in researching cases.

Mutual Aid

Indigenous Nations Resources

Cooking & Nutrition

  • Good and Cheap Cookbook - Free PDF! – Good and Cheap is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly on a $4/day food stamps budget. By Leanne Brown.


  • Check out my Bookshop.org page for an always updated list of book recommendations in various categories.