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 NUNM campus. And we also come to you, offering guided medicinal plant walks in natural spaces around Portland.

Hands-On Medicine Evenings: Herbal Tea Blending

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 »

Herbal First-Aid Intensive

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 »

Introduction to Flower Essence Therapy

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 | 6 – 9 p.m.

Join the Traditional Roots Institute for an evening introducing the use of flower essences in clinical practice. We will discuss the philosophy and history behind this important herbal modality, preparations and dosing, and specific indications for several commonly used remedies. The class also includes case studies drawn from Dr. Izakson’s clinical practice. Students will pair up to practice case taking and will prepare a custom blend for their partner to take home. Find out more and register for the class »

Traditional Roots Herbal Conference

May 19–21, 2017

Thank you for your love of herbal medicine. We can’t wait to share ours with you. The fourth annual Traditional Roots Herbal Conference draws on clinical tradition and modern scientific research to offer the best of both worlds. Enrich your knowledge of materia medica, both for general conditions and as applied to clinical cases. We’ll have sessions covering herbal energetics, medicine making, clinical case reviews, bioregional herbalism, organoleptics and field applications. We welcome community herbalists, clinicians of all stripes and newcomers who use, or want to use, herbal prescriptions as key components to reclaiming health and easing disease. Find out more and register for the conference »

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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.