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 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 remedies, 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.