Sunday, October 15, 2017, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene
Eugene, Oregon – Mountain Rose Herbs (MRH), a local purveyor of organic, fair trade and sustainably sourced botanicals and other DIY ingredients, is hosting the Free Herbalism Project at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on Sunday, October 15 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. This biannual event features a day of free herbal education, live music, food trucks and free organic tea. While the event is free, MRH encourages attendees to pre-register: http://bit.ly/FHPFall17. Parking is free for those who arrive before the event begins.
Free Herbalism Schedule (October 15):
- 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Live music (Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts)
- 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Rosalee de la Forêt with The Language of Herbs: Exploring the Plant and People Matrix
- 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Live music (Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts)
- 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Kathleen Maier with Introduction to Western Energetic Herbalism
- 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Live music (Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts)
“The Free Herbalism Project is an interactive community event with botanically inspired lectures from experts in the field, live music, vendors and plenty of free herbal tea,” said event organizer Mason Hutchison. “Our goal is to create an experience for folks who want to delve further into the world of herbalism, wild foods and natural living.”
More event details can be found here: https://business.facebook.com/
About the speakers:
Kathleen Maier, RH (AHG). PA has been a practicing herbalist for over 25 years. She is currently director of Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA where she offers a Three Year Clinical/Community Herbalist training program. SPT’s free clinic was one of the first on the east coast and is still growing strong. She teaches at the University of Virginia as well as national and international conferences. She also sits on the United Plant Savers Board and was the recipient of their first Medicinal Plant Conservation Award. Kathleen’s studies of plants began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile and her training as a Physician’s Assistant allows her to weave the language of medicine we know today with traditional energetic systems. She is co-author of Bush Medicine of San Salvador Island, Bahamas.
Rosalee de la Forêt, RH, is passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health. Her teachings make herbs simple and practical for everyone. She is the Education Director at LearningHerbs and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild. Rosalee is the author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transforming Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal as well as the online courses The Taste of Herbs, Herbal Cold Care, andApothecary: The Alchemy of Herbs Video Companion.
About the Free Herbalism Project:
In 2013, MRH created the Free Herbalism Project as an ongoing series of free events featuring visiting herbalists. From aromatherapy to wild foods, herb walks to medicine making, these free classes are one of the ways Mountain Rose Herbs hopes to give back to herbalists and the local community. Proceeds from merchandise and products sold at the event are donated to a selected nonprofit. This year’s recipient is the Ithaca Free Clinic (https://www.
About Mountain Rose Herbs
Since 1987, Mountain Rose Herbs has been known for its uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, sustainable business practices, and a steadfast focus on providing high-quality botanical products. The company’s wide range of offerings includes bulk herbs and spices, aromatherapy and essential oils, tea and tea supplies, and natural health and body products.From product quality and sustainable packaging, to fair trade practices and watershed conservation, Mountain Rose Herbs takes pride in doing business right. The company’s core belief that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit guides everything they do. To learn more visit: www.mountainroseherbs.com