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.

Traditional Roots Herbal Conference

Friday, May 16, 2014, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please join us May 16-18, 2014 for the inaugural Traditional Roots Herbal Conference.

The conference will draw on tradition as well as scientific research to offer the best of both worlds. Enrich your knowledge of materia medica as applied to clinical case review, and expand your skills in formulation. Enjoy a variety of topics, including constitutional evaluation, herbal energetics, hands-on medicine making, gardening with medicinal plants, bioregional herbalism and wildcrafting, and botanical field applications.

This symposium is ideal for all people interested in herbal medicine, including clinicians who use, or want to use, herbal prescriptions as key components to treating disease and reclaiming health. Also welcome are  community herbalists as well as others who wish to learn more about the benefits of the natural world.

There’s something for everyone, from neophytes to advanced practitioners of the herbal healing arts.

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Herbs for Digestive Health

Sponsored by the NCNM Herb Society

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How well do you digest and assimilate your foods, your emotions, your life? A healthy digestive system is a key to vibrant energy, stamina and well being. Join herbalist Jane Bothwell to learn tools to enhance digestion and help you return to radiant health! We will discuss numerous herbs, effective formulas and general guidelines for healthy digestion, assimilation and elimination. Class will include hands-on activities such as preparing digestive bitters and herbal chews.

Shaw Island Herbal Retreat

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Shaw Island, Wash.

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This class provides a unique intensive for advanced herbalists, naturopathic physicians and other healthcare providers to study herbs and sea plants of the maritime island culture with a trio of herbal experts: Ryan Drum, PhD herbalist and expert on marine plants, Doug Elliot, a naturalist, wild foods educator and story teller, and Glen Nagel, ND an herbal and naturopathic physician. This course delivers a direct experience of medicinal plants in their natural habitat. There are three days and two nights on Shaw Island, camping at a marine preserve. We will be studying the local flora, botany, medicinal properties, ecology and lore. The students have the opportunity to gather wild herbs/sea plants and prepare medicines and other medicines from them. This is an experiential, hands-on class. The lab fee covers food (six meals), camping and supplies; there are extra fees for transportation and ferry rides. This class is limited to licensed healthcare professionals, herbalists and advanced herbal students. Registration fee covers meals, car camping and education.

Forest Park Hikes

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A variety of dates from spring through fall.

Get your Vitamin N (for nature) and meet your plant neighbors.

Free monthly herb walks run through most of the year.