Herbal Medicine

Natural Perfumery

Saturday February 10, 2018

This class will offer an introduction into the art of natural perfumery.

Handmade Lotions, Creams and Body Butters

Saturday March 10, 2018

In this workshop, herbalist Talia Hammond will guide us through the ins and outs…

NW Plant Perfumery: Scents of Place

Saturday March 17, 2018

This class will focus on the use of Northwest harvested aromatic plants in the creation…

Aromatic Immersion: Natural Perfumery, Distillation, and Aromatherapy

Tuesday April 03, 2018

This 6-week series offers an intensive introduction into the world of natural aromatics…

Spring Medicine Making

Saturday April 28, 2018

It’s time for new growth and a fresh start: and time to supporting the body’s transition…

The Gorge Fire - A Perfume Tribute

Saturday May 19, 2018

This class will pay homage to the special burned places in the gorge by creating…

Summer Medicine Making

Saturday June 16, 2018

Summer is the perfect season for interactive learning on herbs and practices that…

Past Herbal Medicine classes

Folklore of Flowers

Saturday April 22, 2017

Join Liz Migliorelli of Sister Spinster in discussing flower folklore, ancient…


Folklore of Flowers

Date: Saturday April 22, 2017

Join Liz Migliorelli of Sister Spinster in discussing flower folklore, ancient flower spells, and ways in which we can use flowers as medicinal remedies. We will be exploring the flowers of the Columbia River Gorge, such as lupine, balsam root, shooting star, and glacier lily to make our own essences to take home. Working outdoors on the windswept hills above the Columbia River, this class offers a truly special opportunity to capture the energy of a season and the potency of a place long-considered to hold deep, spiritual resonance.

Healing Herbal Oils, Salves, Poultices and Balms

Saturday June 24, 2017

Join Katie Silva for a nurturing and inspiring day, engaging all of your senses…


Healing Herbal Oils, Salves, Poultices and Balms

Date: Saturday June 24, 2017

Join Katie Silva for a nurturing and inspiring day, engaging all of your senses and your intuition to connect with living herbs through hands-on experience. Together, we will meet some powerful plants, such as Violet, Comfrey, Plantain, and Saint John’s Wort. We will learn about their amazing healing powers and become empowered to use the plants growing around us as simple, effective home remedies and personal healing opportunities. We will explore and practice engaging with the plants for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Learn how to make herbal oils, salves, smudges, brushes, liniments, compresses, soaks, washes, and poultices. You will walk away refreshed and inspired, with herbal goodies in hand, such as aromatic salves and oils.

This workshop will be hosted in Mosier, OR, at Katie Silva's home studio, garden and medicine-making kitchen. Directions provided upon registration.

 

Herbal Wines, Cordials & Elixirs

Saturday June 10, 2017

The art of fermentation began more than 30,000 years ago, when ferments were sacred…


Herbal Wines, Cordials & Elixirs

Date: Saturday June 10, 2017

The art of fermentation began more than 30,000 years ago, when ferments were sacred and often highly medicinal.  This class will explore the history of herbal brewing and an introduction to basic winemaking principles. Participants will make medicinal elixirs, cordials (think violet elixir to add to a sparkling wine!), and herbal wines, and they will learn to improve their herbal apothecary. We will discuss medicinal values of the beverages we make (the apéritif had a purpose beyond being delicious), and gain inspiration for other tasty possibilities.  Class includes an outdoor herb walk.

 

Medicine of the NW Coast

Saturday June 10, 2017

This class will offer students an introduction to coastal forest plant medicines…


Medicine of the NW Coast

Date: Saturday June 10, 2017 - Sunday June 11, 2017

This class will offer students an introduction to coastal forest plant medicines by gaining identification and locating skills, ethical harvesting awareness, and medicine-making abilities. Students will spend time in the forest learning about plant ecology and botany, discussing the ethics of wild harvesting and medicine-making, and harvesting and making medicines to take home. Students will learn about plants such as nettle, salmonberry, salal, strawberry, willow, Oregon grape, fireweed, mallow, lily, and huckleberry, and learn to prepare teas, tinctures, honey, and oils with them. Group camping at Rock Creek in the Siuslaw National Forest.

 

Tending our Wild Hearts: Rose, Strawberry and Hawthorn Medicine

Sunday May 28, 2017

In May at WildCraft, wild strawberries cover the open fields like tiny jewels,…


Tending our Wild Hearts: Rose, Strawberry and Hawthorn Medicine

Date: Sunday May 28, 2017

In May at WildCraft, wild strawberries cover the open fields like tiny jewels, and wild roses bloom in abundance. Herbalist and writer Elise Krohn will lead a harvest walk to fill our baskets with the bounty of the spring season. Back in the studio, we will explore how these medicines nurture and protect our cardiovascular system. We also will talk about the rich cultural and spiritual traditions around these plants. Participants will create a delicious medicinal cordial, tea, infused honey, and a toner for skin health. 

The Art of Aroma: Distillation

Saturday March 25, 2017

Plant aromatics awaken our senses and spark memories. In this workshop Liisa Korpela,…


The Art of Aroma: Distillation

Date: Saturday March 25, 2017

Plant aromatics awaken our senses and spark memories. In this workshop Liisa Korpela, herbalist and founder of Bella Botanica, will guide us through the art of distillation. We will learn about the history of the still and aromatherapy, different kinds of distillation processes, and how a still works. We also will learn how to make a simple still that can be set up at home and how to