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 events in the Min Zidell Healing Garden, Hands-On Medicine Evenings (HOME) or indoor talks year ’round on the NUNM campus. And we also come to you, offering guided medicinal plant walks in natural spaces around Portland.


Traditional Roots Institute | Intro to flower essence therapy | herbal medicine classes in Portland, Oregon | Dr. Orna IzaksonIntroduction to Flower Essence Therapy

Monday, October 1, 2018 | 6 – 9 p.m.

Join the Traditional Roots Institute and Dr. Orna Izakson for an evening introducing the use of flower essences in clinical practice. We will discuss preparations and dosing, specific indications for commonly used remedies and review cases from Dr. Izakson’s clinical practice. Participants will pair up to practice case taking and will prepare a custom blend for their partner to take home. Find out more here.


Traditional Roots Institute | herbalism in Portland, Oregon | hands-on medicine evenings | Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra) | Elderberry elixirs with Alexis DurhamHOME: Making an Elderberry Elixir

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Get a jump on flu season with this hands-on medicine evening making delicious and effective elderberry elixirs. Herbalist Alexis Durham will review the antiviral effects of Sambucus species (elderberry), describe other herbs and spices that enhance this effect and then lead us through making an elixir of our own. Participants will leave with their own jar at the end of the evening. Find out more here.


Herbal First Aid | Greta de la Montagne | Herbal Medicine | Traditional Roots InstituteHerbal First Aid Intensive

Saturday to Sunday, October 27-28, 2018 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join herbalist and Wilderness First Responder Greta de la Montagne for an intensive workshop on herbal first aid. Learn the top remedies for your first-aid kit, easy-to-find medicinal weeds, and the basics of how to set up and manage an off-grid, “pop-up” herbal first aid or wellness clinic. Find out more here.


Traditional Roots Institute | herbal medicine | free herb walk | herbal medicines of Forest ParkForest Park Hikes

Monthly Saturdays, February through November.

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.


Traditional Roots Herbal Conference | Portland Herbal Conference | Traditional Roots InstituteSixth Annual Traditional Roots Herbal Conference

May 18-19, 2019

Thank you for your love of herbal medicine. We can’t wait to share ours with you! Join us in May for the sixth annual Traditional Roots Herbal Conference, where we will make, taste and touch medicine and talk about the best ways to use herbal medicine in clinical practice. Find out more here.