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.

This conference features sessions tailored to everyone from neophytes to advanced practitioners of the herbal healing arts.

We’ll feature herbal energetics, constitutional evaluation, clinical case review, herb walks, hands-on medicine making, gardening with medicinal plants, bioregional herbalism and wildcrafting, and much more.

Information & Registration

Shaw Island Herbal Retreat

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Shaw Island, Washington

This class provides a unique intensive for advance herb, 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, story teller and Glen Nagel, ND an herbal 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 (6 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. Travel and ferry costs extra.

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.