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.
Clinical Aromatherapy Weekend
October 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: NCNM Academic Building – Room 324
Join Traditional Roots Institute and Registered Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin for a comprehensive introduction to the science and clinical application of aromatherapy. In this free Friday night lecture, Lattin introduces aromatherapy as a phytotherapeutic modality. Topics include: Plant biochemical synthesis of essential oils; the co-evolutionary chemical language behind plant secondary metabolites in relation to human physiology; phytochemistry and mechanisms of action for commonly used essential oils; updated scientific research on essential oils… Find out more and register for the lecture »
Within the aromatherapy world, the “exotic” class of essential oils offers some of the most profound opportunities for healing. These oils are defined by their intense potency, effecting change at minute doses. The exotics are strongly analgesic, reducing acute pain associated with childbirth, post-operative recovery and even narcotics withdrawal. But despite their power,… Find out more and register for the aromatherapy workshop »
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 course »
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.