Nature, Health + Ecology

A Forum on Well-Being and the Environment

This event took place: Saturday, June 1, 2013

National University of Natural Medicine campus

WED-Logo_Env-Pdx_webFrom global ecosystems to toxic exposures in the home, Portlanders know their health is tied to the environment. Please join the Traditional Roots Institute on Saturday, June 1 as we explore these connections as part of Portland’s host-city celebrations of World Environment Day.

What is World Environment Day? It’s an official event of the United Nations Environment Program, and this year our fair city was selected to host.

The Traditional Roots Institute, based at National University of Natural Medicine, is throwing our doors open to welcome Portlanders, and to celebrate and learn together. We’ll have hands-on classes about growing and using medicinal plants, enticing speakers on topics ranging from biodynamic wine farming to the connections between health and open space, plus informal opportunities to speak directly with representatives of some great groups working on these topics in Portland.

Discussion topics include:

  • The environment of health: An ecological approach to well-being with Kurt Beil ND, LAc, MPH
  • Tasting the land: Biodynamic farming meets wine with Jeffrey Weissler of Conscious Wine.
  • Cooking for sustainability and health with the ECO Project (Ending Childhood Obesity)
  • Vital Relations: Nature, Matter, and Human Health with Dina Harzell, Ph.D., Marylhurst University.
  • Ecology of place, medicine of place with Orna Izakson, ND, RH (AHG)
  • Herbal teas and tastings with Glen Nagel, ND, RH (AHG), NUNM
  • Healthy Homes with Carol Lane, Metro.
  • Tours of NUNM’s Min Zidell Healing Garden (weather permitting)

Traditional Roots Institute is based at National University of Natural Medicine, the oldest naturopathic medical school in North America and an educational leader in classical Chinese medicine and CAM research.