Forest Heart Botanicals
Herbalist on Salt Spring Island offering a wide variety of herbal medicines; consultations and workshops.
Forest Heart Botanicals is owned and operated by Larkin Schmiedl, a queer trans person residing on the traditional unceded territory of the SENĆOŦEN-speaking people the W̱SÁNEĆ (“Saanich” – specifically the Tsawout people), & Hul’qumi’num’-speaking peoples the Quw’utsun (“Cowichan”), Penelakut, and Hwlitsum.
Larkin strives to provide high-quality herbal medicine services, driven by the desire for ecological and social justice. He sees herbal medicine as one way we can connect more deeply with nature, and believes strengthening that connection is one of the most vital things needed in the world today.
Larkin works to create a supportive space for all bodies & abilities in his practice. He works from a harm-reduction approach and focuses on meeting clients where they are with their health goals without judgment.
He studied intermediate & advanced clinical herbalism at the Wild Seed School on Salt Spring. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his practice, including a background in counselling skills.
He loves to geek out about plants and hopes you’ll join him by purchasing medicines, signing up for workshops, or booking a consultation.