Sunday, May 5, 2019
11 AM - 5 PM
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.
Maria Noël Groves
Want to show your support? Each lecture is a fundraiser a 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 and its 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."
spring forward with Spring cleansing
tALK tOPIC COMING SOON
Join Anna Bradley for a spring plant walk. See plants emerge from their dormancy to greet the sun's return. Participants will discuss edible and ethnobotanical uses for the native and non-native species of the Willamette Valley. During the walk, we will learn basic herbal actions, plant IDs, and taste plants and tinctures.
Anna Mezger-Sieg Bradley has dedicated her life to connecting herself and others to nature through the art of nature awareness. She is a clinical herbalist, ethnobotanist, musician, indigenous skills enthusiast, and mentor. She began her formal training in herbalism in 2010 and began studying with the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in 2011, where she is now the acting Clinical Director. She has a particular passion for herbal first aid and has acted as camp healer/first aid at many adult and children’s outdoor programs. Anna has been a member of the herbalist and triage team with Occupy Medical for several years. In 2009, she co-founded a nonprofit called Whole Earth Nature School that connects children in the Eugene area to nature. Through her education with Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School, she has a specific interest in uses of plants other than food and medicine such has basketry, cordage, fire making, and enjoys bringing other plant uses into her workshops and plant walks. Anna has led and taught plant walks and herbal workshops in the Eugene area for over 10 years, including Mount Pisgah’s Wildflower Festival.
Darlene Armantrout is a yoga instructor trained in Hatha Flow, influenced by both Iyengar and Ashtanga styles, having received her 200 RYT in the summer of 2013 on Vancouver Island, BC. She began her yoga experience early in childhood, experimenting with poses being practiced in her home, by family members. After many years of yoga and meditation practice and appreciating the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical benefits, she chose to receive training to share that with others. Darlene has additionally obtained dietary supplement and herbal knowledge from working in both industries and attending numerous classes, lectures, workshops, webinars, as well as completing Urban Moonshine Herb School with Guido Masé. She very recently received training in Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) and looks forward to including this in her teaching repertoire. Through her yoga instruction, Darlene especially enjoys creating the space for peacefulness to unfold.
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 5
(Subject to Change)
11am – 12pm: Yoga with Darlene Armantrout
11am – 12pm: Plant Walk with Anna Bradley
11:30am – 12:30pm: Plant Walk with Steven Yeager
12pm – 1pm: Live Music with Moonlight Jubilee
1pm – 2:30pm: Lecture with KP Khalsa
2:30pm – 3pm: Live Music with Moonlight Jubilee
3pm – 4:30pm: Lecture with Maria Noël Groves
4:30pm – 5pm: Live Music with Moonlight Jubilee
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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