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 January 21, February 18 and March 24, 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 January, liqueurs and cordials in February, and tonic and other bubbly water in March. These classes sell out, so register early! Find out more and register for the series »


Hands-On Medicine Evenings: Making Medicated Honeys

With Alexis Durham
Monday, February 1, 2016 | 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Spend an evening exploring the sweeter side of herbal medicine and learn to make a medicinal miel (honey). Participants will leave with recipes and samples of the medicine we make in class. Class size is limited and early registration is encouraged. Find out more and register for the course »


Hands-On Medicine Evenings: Herbal Vita-Mineral Syrups

With Nome McBride
Monday, March 7, 2016 | 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Join Traditional Roots and herbalist Nome McBride for the second class in our HOME series! We’ll use herbs and other kitchen staples to make a healthy, great-tasting, full-spectrum vitamin syrupClass size is limited and early registration is encouraged. Find out more and register for the course »


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 »


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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.