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.

NigellaThird Annual Traditional Roots Herbal Conference

May 20-22, 2016

Thank you for your love of herbal medicine. We can’t wait to share ours with you. The third 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 constitutional evaluation, herbal energetics, formulation, hands-on medicine making, gardening with medicinal plants, bioregional herbalism and wildcrafting, and botanical field applications. This conference is for all people interested in herbal medicine. 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 treating disease. Find out more and register for the conference »

Herbal Mixology 101

With Glen Nagel ND, herbal mixologist
Thursdays April 21, May 12 and June 9, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Blending the ancient world of botanical medicine with that of the modern bar mixologist, this series 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. Learn about bitters in April, liqueurs and cordials in May, and shrubs and sipping vinegars in June. These classes sell out, so register early! Find out more and register for the series »

Garden Bitters, Digestives + Aperitifs

With Glen Nagel ND
Wednesday, July 13, 6:30-8:30pm

Bitter herbs have a long history of being used as a stimulating digestive aid. Using NCNM’s Min Zidell Healing Garden as a laboratory, this class will cover the rebirth of bitters and discuss ways to create several delicious modern versions. Find out more and register for the series »

Garden Herbs for Stress + Anxiety

With Glen Nagel ND
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30pm

Using the Min Zidell Healing Garden as a laboratory, we will spend two summer hours walking and talking about herbs that are useful in stress and anxiety. Find out more and register for the series »

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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.