Resources

1 | CLASSES + EVENTS

2 | SCHOOLS + COURSES

3 | BOOKS

4 | ONLINE & FREE


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CLASSES + EVENTS

LOCAL | OREGON

January 23rd-26th, 2020 | Rewilding Conference | At Taborspace in Portland, OR. | “The annual North American Rewilding Conference…is a think tank of some of the continent’s most inspiring rewilders and rewilding projects, as well as a social networking opportunity for rewilders…individuals and grassroots organizations collaborating on a range of rewilding-related fields including ancestral technology, decolonization, wildlands restoration, ethnobiology, reintroduction of species, social and environmental justice, traditional ecological knowledge, and much more.”

February 1st-2nd, 2020 | Food as Medicine Symposium | In Portland, OR. “The 7th Annual Food as Medicine Symposium will bring together a diverse group of speakers to discuss how our relationship with food affects our health and community…topics ranging from finding joy in eating while on restrictive diets, understanding your food story and how to eat without shame, the energetics of food, gut health in an over-sanitized world, and broadening our children’s palates.”

February 8th, 2020 | Winter Wellness, Wildcrafting Series by Arctos School | In and around Portland, OR. This 4 week course in-class and in-the-field hands-on herbal education (in 4 Saturdays). Ethical harvesting, plant identification and medicine making will be explored. 

March 4th, 2020 | Food as Medicine Class (scroll to “Herbs & Botanicals”) through OR Coast Community College | In Newport, OR. Hands-on lesson on edible wild food and herbs. Each person leaves with an herbal honey and another herbal good made in class. 

 

Check out our classes here!

NATIONAL

Extensive National Herbal Events List Via Herb Rally 

 


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SCHOOLS + COURSES

LOCAL 

Vital Ways | Herbal School located in NE Portland, OR

Arctos SchoolHerbal Immersion Program & Herbal Foundations Program 

The School of Forest Medicine | “Our classes and courses interweave direct spiritual experience with practical, hands-on participatory work. We offer you the opportunity to find and connect with your plant allies and to remember your living bond with the elemental forces of nature.” Class locations vary

Herbalism Professional Series | At Portland Community College

NATIONAL + ONLINE

Online Classes, Written Documents, Video Recordings | By Jim Mcdonald 

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism | Founded by Paul Bergner

The Science and Art of Herbalism Online Course | By Rosemary Gladstar

 


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BOOKS

The Way of Herbs by Micheal Tierra | Explanation of the Traditional Western Herbalism Paradigm.

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Andrew MacKinnon and Jim Pojar | Great to bring on hikes in the Pacific NW for plant identification 

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism by Matthew Wood | As the title implies, this book is a good intro to the Energetics system which is present in Traditional Western Herbalism 

Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants by Scott Kloos | Great book for identification (with photos), ethical wild harvesting information and uses of 120 wild herbs that grow in the Pacific Northwest. 

The Book of Herbal Wisdom by Mathew Wood | In depth book filled with personal anecdotes from years in his practice, Wood also touches on Native American shamanic botany and homeopathy.

 


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ONLINE & FREE

Our Articles located here | Of course! 

Pregnancy + Herbs by Dr. Aviva Romm | Quality information about the controversial use of herbs during pregnancy.

HerbCraft.org | A fairly random and rich selection of herbal information by Jim Mcdonald, a well known herbalist located in the N.E. corner of the U.S.

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism Blog | In depth articles about Herbs and Nutrition.

Herbal Radio by Mountain Rose Herbs | This community resource is a collection of curated lectures from some of our generation’s most esteemed herbalists.

Native PNW Plants. Find, grow and learn about Native Pacific NW Plants | Portland Nursery offers knowledge about supporting native ecosystems.