Here at Traditional Roots, our mission to help you learn about herbal medicine. Whether you’re a curious beginner or an advanced medical practitioner, we have exciting events planned with your needs in mind. Come to us for summer events in the Min Zidell Healing Garden, or indoor talks year ’round on the NCNM campus. And we also come to you, offering guided medicinal plant walks in natural spaces around Portland.
With Glen Nagel ND
Wednesday, July 13, 6:30-8:30pm
Bitter herbs have a long history of being used as a stimulating digestive aid. Using NCNM’s Min Zidell Healing Garden as a laboratory, this class will cover the rebirth of bitters and discuss ways to create several delicious modern versions. Find out more and register for the class »
Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the NCNM Campus
Teach children a love of the earth and respect of plants and nature during this fun-filled class in the gardens at NCNM. Children’s bodies respond well to the gentle healing energies of herbs, and their spirits love the time spent outside. We invite you and your child (age 6 or older) to join us for a morning focused on nontoxic, colorful, fun-to-grow herbs that are used to treat children’s common ailments. Activities include a garden tour, planting project and art project. Please bring a lunch to enjoy after class in the Min Zidell Healing Garden. The class meets rain or shine! Find out more and register for the class »
With Glen Nagel ND
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Using the Min Zidell Healing Garden as a laboratory, we will spend two summer hours walking and talking about herbs that are useful in stress and anxiety. Find out more and register for the class »
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Join the Traditional Roots Institute and herbalist Mel Mutterspaugh for a Hands-On Medicine Evenings (HOME) class. Herbal teas are a simple and tasty way to deliver medicine to promote long-term wellness. We will review the medicinal uses of several readily available herbs, discuss tea as a delivery mechanism and cover blending strategies to make tasty teas. Participants will get to both make and sample a variety of blends, and will leave with recipes and tea samples. Class size is limited and early registration is encouraged. Find out more and register for the class »
October 29–30, 2015 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join herbalist and Wilderness First Responder Greta de la Montagne for a two-day intensive workshop on herbal first aid. The weekend class will cover first-line therapies for conditions ranging from heat exhuastion and parasitic infections to sprains and panic attacks. We will cover plant identification, wildcrafting/plant collecting ethics, herbal first aid kit ingredients and give you hands-on experience with techniques such as wound poulticing, sprain management and heat exhaustion. The weekend includes top remedies for your first aid kit, easy-to-find medicinal weeds and covers the basics of how to set up and manage an off-grid, “pop-up” herbal first aid or wellness clinic and interaction with event or disaster response coordinators. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended. Find out more and register for the class »
A variety of dates year ’round.
Get your Vitamin N (for nature) and meet your plant neighbors. Free monthly herb walks run February through November from 11 a.m. to noon.