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.


chamomile-bee1.jpgTraditional 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 »

calendula small copyHerbal Mixology

With Dr. Glen Nagel, ND
Thursday April 4 – May 9

This class blends the ancient world of botanical medicine with the modern bar mixologist. The class will strive to create a flavorful and medicinal balance halfway between the nasty tasting tinctures of the past, and cocktails loaded with alcohol and sugar found at your local bar. All classes include lectures and hands-on projects that result in recipes and samples to take home. Find out more and register for the course »


echinacea.jpgPermaculture Design Charrette: Integrating Food + Medicine

With Marisha Auerbach and Alexis Durham
Fridays Oct. 2, Oct. 23 and Nov. 20, 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays Oct. 3, Oct. 24 and Nov. 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. This 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 course »


trillium smallerForest Park Hikes

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. Upcoming dates are February 21, March 14 and April 11, 2015, from 11am to noon.