Indoor Classes

One Day Classes

Learn a special topic with one of our skilled instructors!

In July, we learned how to make an herbal first aid kit and be prepared to use it to mend cuts and scrapes, bumps and bruises, sprains and strains, headaches, nausea, diarrhea, and menstrual cramps.


In September, explore fire ecology and herbal remedies for smoke related illnesses.

In October, dive deeply into the evolutionary history of flowers.

The Plant Medicine Series

In our Plant Medicine Series classes we follow each plant on a journey to understand its roles in human health and to discover profound healing plant relationships. These classes introduce herbs using an in-depth bioregional experiential method that includes:

  • Botany and Ecology: methods for identifying the plants and finding them in their habitat

  • Materia Medica: detail on contemporary and historical medicinal uses

  • Organoleptic tastings: exploration of plant energetics and uses through direct experience

  • Medicine making: techniques for making effective medicines that honor the plants

Unless noted, Plant Medicine Series classes are designed for herbal medicine students of all levels.

The Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine

PO Box 15021  Portland, OR  97293

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