November - "Thankful" box now on sale.

About Us

You’ve felt the struggle and satisfaction after a long day.  We know it’s hard to take time for yourself when there is so much that needs to be taken care of elsewhere. You’re always running from one thing to the next and rarely stop to breathe let alone dive into actual self care. HER-MINE is dedicated to reminding you that it’s okay to take a break and we’re making it as simple as possible for you. 

HER-MINE was founded by Pam and Trudy (mom and daughter) in the loving memory of Pam's baby sister, Hermine Ricketts-Carroll, who is remembered as an architect, artist, scientist, and gardening guru. She was a beautiful soul who often comforted us by saying, “Woo, woo, woo.” Hermine and her husband Tom made international news fighting to gain back the right to plant an organic vegetable garden in their yard which had to be torn out due to a local law change. This went on for 6 long years and even though Hermine was battling illness, she continued the fight against injustice. Gardening was her self-care.   

July 1, 2019, just one month before Hermine passed away, she and her husband won the battle. The Governor of Florida had finally signed a law that stopped local bans on vegetable gardens on residential property. Hermine and Tom’s fight against injustice changed the circumstances for so many because they deeply believed in beauty, love, and self-care. 

Hermine’s spirit, unconditional love, and “Woo, woo, woo”  go into every box of comfort sent out. Your HER-MINE Box is beautifully graced with a butterfly which was so dear to her. 

Hermine was a fierce supporter of women’s issues. She is known as a trailblazer for being the only black female architect in Florida during the 80’s. In this spirit, we support women-owned businesses as our primary partners. 

 

Woo Woo Woo, 

Trudy & Pam