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.

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 class »

Herb Gardening with Kids – July

Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the NCNM Campus

Teach children a love of the earth and respect of plants and nature during this fun-filled class in the gardens at NCNM. Children’s bodies respond well to the gentle healing energies of herbs, and their spirits love the time spent outside. We invite you and your child (age 6 or older) to join us for a morning focused on nontoxic, colorful, fun-to-grow herbs that are used to treat children’s common ailments. Activities include a garden tour, planting project and art project. Please bring a lunch to enjoy after class in the Min Zidell Healing Garden. The class will meet rain or shine! Find out more and register for the class »

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 class »

Hands-On Medicine Evenings: Herbal Tea Blending

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Join the Traditional Roots Institute and herbalist Mel Mutterspaugh for a Hands-On Medicine Evenings (HOME) class. Herbal teas are a simple and tasty way to deliver medicine to promote long-term wellness. We will review the medicinal uses of several readily available herbs, discuss tea as a delivery mechanism and cover blending strategies to make tasty teas. Participants will get to both make and sample a variety of blends, and will leave with recipes and tea samples. Class size is limited and early registration is encouraged. Find out more and register for the class »

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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.