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The Little Herb Shoppe is looking for a person experienced in Apothecary work, or who has a strong herbalism background to join our happy & very busy team 1-2 days/week. ***Long-term & year-round important. Support position for production & retail for the Apothecary that in turn, supports The Lakota Botanical Sanctuary and The Burdock Community Fund. We're also open to adding an Intern to fill this role.

 

Please read the description at the bottom of this page before Emailing with your interest and experience. Thank you.

 

The Little Herb Shoppe was created to share herbal remedies within the Western Herbalism tradition, which teaches us that the Mind – Body – Spirit – Health connection is deeply linked to the health of our natural environment. We offer a variety of quality herbs, herbal products that we make and grow much of ourselves, along with a few important quality supplements. We have a large variety herbs, some used in other herbal traditions, such as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and the Ayurvedic Tradition. Shop events include classes to learni how to incorporate herbs into your daily life as foods, teas and by cooking with culinary spices. We are passionate about helping folks reconnect to the natural world, a bit of wildness, and an inner 'knowing' how to work with the plants. To love, care for & respect them... And themselves in doing so.

Classes & workshops are held at The Little Shop in Littleton, NH and up at The Lakota Botanical Sanctuary, a collaboration of neighbors in our protected forest in Vermont. Your purchases and attendance at classes support the sanctuary.

Sign up for our free herbal E-newsletter to stay tuned in for the fun & educational events we offer! 

Your purchases also support The Community Burdock Fund that supports locals in need to have access to reduced or free herbal care & consultations. Please consider a donation made through our consultation page. We hope to develop this program into an Herbal Clinic. Interested in participating? Please contact us! Lets' create a community support system.

Apothecary Helpers

Kim Hudson, community folk herbalist, began studying herbs in the early 90's with a book by Juliette de Bairacli Levy, The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog And Cat. Learning about the healing power of plants through Juliette's book changed her approach to life. She later pursued more training and continually attends teachings, and as most herbalists may tell you, she learns from our customers, as well as from the beloved life-affirming plants that she considers her most loving and strongest of allies.

She created The Little Herb Shoppe in Dec 2011 (opened April 2012). Her vision is to empower people to nourish themselves deeply through healing relationships with plants. She chose Main Street Littleton as home for the shop to help grow public awareness about quality herbal medicine & plant conservation. Her background includes healing work & massage, Shamanism, Yoga, and of course... plant medicine. Kim loves Littleton and is so happy to help spread the hope that herbs give to us.

Influenced by teachings of Western herbalism, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Indigenous teachings, Kim offers mind, body and heart-based herbal wellness consultations by appointment, both in-person or by phone. Please visit our Consultation page to learn more.

She lives off-grid in the forest where she raises goats, chickens & endangered woodland plants. Kim & neighbors are creating The Lakota Botanical Sanctuary, a 600 acre forest sanctuary. Interested in visiting, volunteering, helping with the plants? Please send an email to Info@LittleHerbShop.com 

Alexis Kourafous - The Little Herb Shoppe steeped into Alexa's heart in the Fall of 2014. She interned at the shop while completing her studies at Plymouth State University in Health Education, Women's Studies, and Art. Alexa loves the gentle and intuitive nature of herbs - her favorites are Red Clover and Oatstraw. She now works remotely for The Little Herb Shoppe helping with graphic design creations as she sips some Lion Heart tea. "Plant medicine is so honest," she says, "I love working with the shop and aiding Kim's vision of spreading herbal based wisdom." Alexa now lives in Boston with her cats and spends her time cooking soul food and adventuring.

Carrie Hill & Tatyana Young, 2018 Interns

Laura Bennington New Herbalist in Training

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Yes, we have fun doing our plant work, yet this work requires focus, commitment and integrity for us to be able to grow or forage and make our plant medicine. We strive to create a safe beautiful space for people to visit, learn and explore and meet the plants!

Some of this may be better expressed by those who've spent time at our beautiful Apothecary & Sanctuary.

A letter from Justine Ring (former employee)

"The Little Herb Shoppe was the first apothecary Iever worked in. I was trained to run the shop which includes medicine making, customer service and sales, merchandising, training interns, etc. My favorite part of the job, by far, was making medicine. I loved working with the plants directly and creating natural and effective  medicines with them. There is a tremendous amount of care and detail that goes into making high quality and consistent products. I learned the ins and outs of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and I have yet to find an apothecary that is more organized, structured and attentive than Little Herb Shoppe. 

There are all kinds of ways to run a successful apothecary, but I have consistently seen the necessity of community support and volunteer programs. All of the herbal businesses I have seen have at least some form of work trade and/or internships which serve as a way to both connect with community as well as to meet all of the demands that are required to keep an apothecary up and running. It is a great opportunity to build community around health and wellness as well as to learn about what the herb shop has to offer by attending workshops, herb identification walks, or even volunteering to work in the herb shop where you'll learn how to make medicines and much more. 

The Little Herb Shoppe is also the most beautiful apothecary I have ever seen! The space has a warm, enchanting and healing energy. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to spend so much time there and it was a critical stepping stone for me on my path toward practicing herbalism." JR

 
A letter from Carrie Hill (Little Herb Shoppe Intern)
"I appreciate your skill in meeting people where they are at, I notice with myself and now with others, you offer a safe place; both emotionally and within the Shoppe itself! People feel this immediately and give you very genuine information about themselves- and with that I see you share the herbs with them- through guidance, health and wellness discussions, it seems that that it is part of your medicine. Also, I’m appreciating seeing how I’ve observed you set boundaries with folks, remain kind, positive and maintain a healthy connection..... AND you laugh! And when you make mistakes, you take ownership, pass along the learning and keep going!
 
This was a sweet surprise! We asked for a short paragraphs of experiences, important lessons from the apothecary to share with future interns... and received this instead from Alexa Kourafas. (Little Herb Shoppe Apprentice) Warning.. Lex swears a bit here ;-)
 
The Little Herb Shoppe

 We are looking for experienced help. If not experienced, we're open to training an Intern or Apprentice.

The Little Herb Shoppe is Hiring Retail Production Staff
 
**We're also interested in talking if you're interested in learning about herbalism through our & Community Work Exchange & Internships.****
 
Our ideal candidate is an eager to learn employee with a happy, self-motivated professional disposition who would enjoy a retail environment at our beautiful Apothecary on Main Street Littleton, NH.
 
Must have excellent customer service skills, and retail experience is a definite plus. Good computer skills are also important. As a Staff member, you'll warmly welcome and guide our customers through our selection of herbs and herbal products.
 
You’ll make products for the shop (teas, herbal blends, herbal oil blends, etc.), keep shelves stocked, keep the store clean and tidy, place orders with vendors as needed, fill internet and phone orders, and more. And learn a lot! We are not looking for an Herbalist. You'll be taking care of the shop so that our herbalist can shift some of her focus to our Burdock Fund, consultations, classes, the botanical sanctuary and more. This is a very promising long-term position for someone of integrity with a strong work ethic.
 
The Little Herb Shoppe is a happy, beautiful apothecary, and we'd love to bring on someone who really loves to be here and who is passionate about plant medicine and building community, through supporting our shop.
 
Please email or snail mail your resume, references, and a letter explaining your interest with details about your weekly availability. Email is Info@LittleHerbShop.com. Our mailing address is 19 Main Street, Littleton, NH 03561. Please already live locally - our preference is within 10-15 miles to Littleton, NH as winters can be a challenging drive.
 
The Little Herb Shoppe is an important health care resource for many members of our community, and you’ll be joining a great team of interns and our herbalist who do what they love and love what they do. We look forward to hearing from you! Position time-frame is June 2018.  Benefits: Classes, Store Discount, Herbal Education, Bonus!
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