Resources

1 | CLASSES + EVENTS

2 | SCHOOLS + COURSES

3 | BOOKS

4 | ONLINE & FREE


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CLASSES + EVENTS

LOCAL | OREGON

 

September 11-13th, 2020 | Breitenbush Herbal Conference | Detroit Oregon. “The Breitenbush Herbal Conference is an annual gathering at Breitenbush Hot Springs… This gathering is for herbalists and healers of all kinds. People come from all corners to celebrate and learn from some of the most inspiring teachers in our herbal community.”

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.

Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel | Though it took me more than a day to read, the taxonomy and identification information is such a great resource to help organize the many different plants into more recognizable groups. 


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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.