Classes | Herb Walks


New Herb Walks staring back up in Spring of 2021


March 21st, 2020 | Spring Equinox and Urban Foraging

Join us on the celebratory first day of Spring! New plants and flowers are popping up all around Portland, and we’d love you to join us in meeting them. Class will start off in a classroom, where we enjoy some tea and chat about the botany basics. We’ll then set off into the NE Mississippi neighborhood.

Learn about plant identification, common uses and contraindications and to simply cultivate a new understanding of Portland’s Spring bounty!

October 26th, 2019 | Urban Foraging in the Fall

Hawthorn Berries
Hawthorn Berries | Photo by Tania Hays in NE Portland, 2019

Portland, OR offers a wide variety of edible, medicinal, landscape and poison plants that don’t stop at the forest’s edge! Streets lined with beautiful trees, alleyways bursting with gigantic “weeds” and front yards dressed with culinary herbs make this city a perfect place for a plant lover to explore. Once you get to know these plants, you will see the city’s greenery as potential food, tea and medicine wherever you go. 

Join local Herbalists Tania Hays and Carly Thomasset this Autumn in this misty rain-forest of a city for an urban plant walk. 

We will review basic botany terms, identification tools and the how, when and why of urban foraging. Then we will roam around a lovely Boise/ Mississippi neighborhood.

WHEN | October 26, 2019, 11am-1pm

WHERE | Cross streets of N Failing and N Borthwick. We will start at a small indoor classroom but please also come prepared to walk in the weather, rain or shine.

INVESTMENT | $15-25 Sliding Scale. To make class accessible we ask each student to choose payment based on their personal circumstance, no questions asked. We accept cash, check or venmo. No one turned away for lack of funds.

HOW TO REGISTER | Reply to with your Full Name, Which Class you want to attend and how you would like to pay. This class is filling up, and we will update this page when it’s full!

WHAT TO BRING | Be ready for cold, rainy conditions and dress appropriately. Bring a notepad if you wish. If you have any ability requests please contact us. 


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Disclaimer; Because we do not know the unique health situations of each person and are not medical professionals, we will not be eating anything out in the field and information is for educational purposes only. We will touch and smell plants and there may be opportunities to harvest. We are not responsible for any injuries in or from this class. By attending this class you agree that you have read, understand and agree to this disclaimer. 

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