THE FREE HERBALISM PROJECT 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

12 PM - 5 PM

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 Thomas Easley and Missy Rohs.

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."

INTERESTED IN ATTENDING?

 
Building Resilience: A Functional Herbalist's Approach

In today’s world, we often deal with stress and anxiety by trying to numb it without addressing the root cause.  In this two hour class, we will discuss a bottom-up approach that builds the nervous system rather than sedating it.  We will take an in-depth look at the body’s response to stress, the natural inflammatory response, and how these defense mechanisms can contribute to anxiety when they’re out of balance.  Thomas will share his tried and true protocols for building nervous system resiliency that encompass diet and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements, and of course, herbal allies. 

Thomas Easley, RH(AHG), is the founder of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, and the creator of Functional Herbalism. Thomas is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, and he has been in full-time clinical practice since 2001.
 
Thomas’s philosophy integrates modern science and traditional herbalism into a unified and systematic approach to health and healing. Thomas is trained in and uses functional medicine theory, clinical nutrition, and modern naturopathic therapies along with traditional Western Herbalism. His approach is influenced strongly by both the Eclectic and Physiomedical physicians of the nineteenth century.
  
 
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Missy Rohs


The arctos School



Accessible Remedies: Free & Frugal Herbal Preparations

Learning to work with abundantly available herbs in easily accessible ways is one way to make herbalism a tool for social justice.  Missy will explore herbs and delivery systems that are widely available and free or cheap to everyone in the Pacific Northwest.

Missy Rohs is a co-founder and instructor at the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies in Portland, Oregon.  She approaches herbalism with an eye towards personal empowerment, community building, and practical engagement with herbs. Her relationship to plants is guided by a strong conservation ethic and a deep love of Cascadia’s ecosystems.  She grows and wildcrafts her own medicine with a focus on sustainable herbal remedies: those that grow easily in populated habitats, and those that can be harvested in the wild with minimal impact.
 
Missy’s path to herbal teaching began with labor solidarity, community organizing, and police accountability advocacy. From there, she joined the Black Cross Health Collective, providing integrative first aid and aftercare to activists, and she used that as a springboard to dive head-first into the world of herbal healing. Since then, she’s remained fully immersed in plant medicine, and her projects outside of Arctos reflect that—from volunteering as an herbalist clinician in Nicaragua with Natural Doctors International to leading forest ecology hikes and fundraising for Bark. To find out more about the classes that Missy offers, visit the Arctos School.    
 

MOUNT PISGAH ARBORETUM

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.


Schedule for Sunday, May 6

12PM – 12:45PM : Grand Ronde String Band

1PM – 2PM : Missy Rohs

2PM – 2:30PM : Grand Ronde String Band

2:30PM – 4:30PM : Thomas Easley

4:30PM – 5PM : Grand Ronde String Band


 WHAT TO BRING

  • 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 United Plant Savers!
  • 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.

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