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.

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 »

Herbal Mixology Winter/Spring 2017

February 13, March 20 and April 17 | 6 – 9 p.m.

Back by popular demand! A three-part series focusing on blending botanicals into tasty tonics. Blending the ancient world of botanical medicine with that of the modern bar mixologist, this class develops a flavorful and healing balance between the nasty tasting tinctures of the past and cocktails loaded with sugar at your local bar. All sessions include lectures, and hands-on projects with recipes and samples to take home. Find out more and register»

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.