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 May 15-17, 2015

Save the date for the second annual Traditional Roots Herbal Conference!

This conference is for clinicians, community herbalists and everyone interested in herbal medicine as a key component to reclaiming health. Registration details with extra-special early pricing coming soon! Find out more and register for the 2015 Traditional Roots Herbal Conference »


Integrating Food and Medicine: Permaculture Design Charrette

With Marisha Auerbach and Alexis Durham.

Friday, January 16, 6 – 8 p.m. &  Saturday, January 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, January 30, 6 – 8 p.m. & Saturday, January 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, February 20, 6 – 8 p.m. & Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about Permaculture design with a focus on medicinal and edible plants. The three-weekend, 27-hour course covers the basic concepts of Permaculture design, site analysis and the therapeutic benefits of medicinal herbs, culminating in a design to be implemented on the NCNM campus. Each weekend, we will explore Permaculture concepts and apply them onsite to develop our final design at the end of the third weekend. Find out more and register for the Permaculture design charrette »


Cultivating a Child’s Herbal Garden

With Alexis Durham.

Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Teach children early the love of the earth and respect of plants and nature while growing a garden full of nourishing food and medicine. Children’s bodies respond well to the gentle healing energies of herbs, and their spirits love the time spent outside in a garden, starting seeds, picking flowers, and harvesting the fruits of their efforts. This class covers the cultivation of medicinal and edible plants used to treat many simple childhood woes. We will focus on plants that are non-toxic, colorful and fun to grow, with an in-depth discussion of each species from seed to medicinal application. Find out more and register for the course »

Forest Park Hikes

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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 through most of the year.