The Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies offers classes in herbal medicine, botanical identification, mushroom foraging, wild edibles, and more in and around Portland, Oregon.

We seek to connect people to the natural world and to each other.  We believe that providing accessible healing knowledge within our communities is a radical and empowering act.

At Arctos, our programs are intimate, with class sizes typically ranging from six to twelve students.  Our community-based approach encourages students to engage in their own learning while supporting each other.  Our work reflects our values of stewardship of the land, connection with the plants, and healing and justice for all people.

Our approach prioritizes meaningful interaction and practical experience.  For us, plants trump power point – so come smell, taste, and experience the healing herbs with us!