THE FREE HERBALISM PROJECT 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

11 AM - 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, featuring esteemed herbal educators Maria Noël Groves and KP Khalsa.

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."

 

Register Today!

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Maria Noël Groves


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spring forward with Spring cleansing

Throughout history and most cultures, early spring is a time to step back, cleanse the body, and purify the mind. Seasonal foods and herbs like bitter greens and freshly dug roots gently refresh and renew the body, just as the gentle rains renew the soil for a new season of abundance. However, there are so many ways to refresh and reset our systems, and no single plan will meet every person's needs. We’ll discuss a range of cleansing basics and strategies, so you can develop your own customized plan.

Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), registered clinical herbalist, runs Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Clinic and Education Center, nestled in the pine forests of New Hampshire. She has been working with herbs for more than 20 years, is certified by Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, completed studies at Sage Mountain, Heartsong Farm, and Lichenwood Herbals, and is a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. Maria devotes her business to education and empowerment via classes, health consultations, and writing with the foundational belief that good health grows in nature. She is the author of the award-winning, bestselling 2016 Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care and the 2019 Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies: How to Create A Customized Herb Garden. She is also a regular contributor to Herb Quarterly and other holistic publications and a guest instructor for the Herbal Academy, Maryland University of Integrative Health, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She’s the founder and past president of the New Hampshire Herbal Network.
  
 
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KP Khalsa


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tALK tOPIC COMING SOON

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H., is an herbalist, nutritionist, yoga teacher, and educator who has been making holistic health approaches palatable to the modern mind for over 40 years. He was the herbal apprentice of an Ayurvedic master, Yogi Bhajan, for 32 years and was the first person to be professionally certified in both herbalism and Ayurveda in the US. He is president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild and director emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

 

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Anna Bradley


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Plant Walk 

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

Darlene Armantrout


 

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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.

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 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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