Meet the founder


Lottie V. Spady

Lottie is a Detroit food and media justice activist who has been studying herbalism formally for over four years, although she has been an advocate and user of herbal supports for decades. She currently teaches herbal education and medicine making workshops, hosts plant identification walks and makes healthy lifestyle media for the Earthseed Detroit channel on YouTube. She creates a variety of herbal products that support health and wellness under the Detroit Elixir & Salve Company brand.  For Lottie, the answer to community health, wellbeing, and empowerment lies somewhere within the intersection of herbalism, media, and social justice

In her blog, Lottie chronicles her own evolution as an urban farm girl as she learns about and adapts to the challenges of living a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. In her free time she can be found wandering in the woods with her dog Riley and a camera.