Upcoming Events

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.


calendula small copyHerbal Mixology Series

With Dr. Glen Nagel, ND
Thursday, September 10th

This series of three classes blends the ancient world of botanical medicine with the modern bar mixologist. The series will strive to create a flavorful and medicinal balance halfway between the nasty tasting tinctures of the past, and cocktails loaded with alcohol and sugar found at your local bar. All classes include lectures and hands-on projects that result in recipes and samples to take home. Find out more and register for the series »


echinacea.jpgMedicinal Food Forests: A Permaculture Design Series

With Marisha Auerbach and Alexis Durham
Fridays Oct. 2, Oct. 23 and Nov. 6, 6–9 p.m. & Saturdays Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about Permaculture design with a focus on medicinal and edible plants. This three-weekend, six-part series covers the basic concepts of Permaculture design, site analysis and the therapeutic benefits of medicinal herbs. Sign up for individual sessions or save up to $85 by registering for the full series.  Find out more and register for the course »


Fact vs. Fiction: Myth-busting Essential Oil Safety

with Amanda Lattin, Aromatherapist
October 16, 2015 | 6–8 p.m.

Join the Traditional Roots Institute and chemist and Registered Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin for an overview of essential-oil safety including adverse reactions, safety guidelines, and a review of oils with narrower and wider therapeutic margins. Amanda also will discuss essential-oil uses including baths, diffusers, inhalation and topical applications. Find out more and register for the course »


Amanda Lattin, aromatherapistIntro to Clinical Aromatherapy

 with Amanda Lattin, Aromatherapist
October 17–18, 2015 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Traditional Roots Institute and Registered Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin for a comprehensive investigation of the science and clinical application of aromatherapy. Find out more and register for the course »


trillium smallerForest Park Hikes

A variety of dates year ’round.

Get your Vitamin N (for nature) and meet your plant neighbors. Free monthly herb walks run through most of the year from 11 a.m. to noon.