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Spreading Our Roots is an intermediate offering for students who have already completed some herbal studies and would like to carry on with their plant medicine journey.  In this eight-week series, we will make medicine, explore the winter landscape, and delve into specialized topics in herbalism while deepening our relationships with healing herbs and the people that love them.

Participants can expect a hands-on experience in the forest and in the kitchen, working with fresh and dried plants to create powerful herbal remedies.  We will re-visit the fundamentals of ethical wildcrafting, grounding ourselves in the ecosystem and exploring ways to give back to the land.  As we discuss the materia medica of specific topics like grief, aphrodisiacs, thyroid health, and infections, pragmatic interventions will be covered as well as ritual-centered approaches.  By the end of the course, students will have furthered their herbal studies and developed their plant wisdom -- in essence, spreading their herbalist roots and intertwining them with their healing community.

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Spreading Our Roots is taught by Missy Rohs and features Gradey Proctor, Abigail Singer, and Lara Pacheco.  It meets eight Thursdays, January through March, for a total of approximately 48 hours.

The total cost of the course is $625, with discounts for early registration.


Spreading Our Roots 2019 dates:

January 10
January 17
January 24
January 31
February 14
February 21
February 28
March 7
Class is held from 10am-4pm on Thursdays.  On field trips, our days will be longer to accommodate our commute.


Spreading Our Roots: Registration

Spreading Our Roots registration is now closed. We are full for the 2019 course! Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

We welcome intermediate students into all of our full-length programs. We also offer opportunities to expand on foundational knowledge in shorter offerings. Look for the Botany in the Gorge class offered in April, camping trips scheduled during the summer, mushroom hikes in September/October, or feel free to suggest a class that you feel meets a community need.