Sunday, October 15, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum | Eugene, Oregon

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 organic herbal tea! Our goal is to create a remarkable experience for those who wish to delve further into the world of herbalism, wild foods, and natural living. It is one of the ways in which Mountain Rose Herbs hopes to give back to herbalists and our local community.

Don't miss our next gathering, where we'll feature beloved herbalists Kathleen Maier and Rosalee de la Forêt.

Want to show your support? Each lecture is a fundraiser for the featured herbalist's free clinic or a nonprofit organization through the sale of whimsical merchandise, herbal books, and other goodies. Bring your friends, sip organic tea, and learn about herbs! This time around proceeds will support the United Plant Savers, which has the mission to "protect native medicinal plants of the U.S. and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come."


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 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, and Apothecary: The Alchemy of Herbs Video Companion. 


One of the shining jewels of Lane County, Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a 209-acre living tree museum. Its riverside trails, quiet paths through evergreen forests, water garden teeming with life, bright wildflower meadows, and open views across oak savannas delight all ages. Located within the Howard Buford Recreation Area, the Arboretum lies between the Coast Fork of the Willamette River and the slopes of Mount Pisgah.

The lecture will be held in the White Oak Pavilion. The pavilion will be lit, and the lecture will be amplified so everyone can hear.




  • Mug for free herbal tea.
  • Folding chair or blanket if you'd like. There are 200 seats available, so please arrive early or bring your own. 
  • Money (cash, check, or credit card) to purchase Mountain Rose Herbs merchandise, books, teas, etc. All profits will be donated to Ithica Free Clinic!
  • Families are welcome, but please do not leave children unattended. And we love your animal friends but request that you leave them at home.
  • Snacks or money to purchase food from local food carts that will offer delicious options for omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, and paleo diets.