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Plant Medicine I: Trees
In this first class we look at the important trees of Cascadia, including conifers like Western Redcedar, Douglas Fir, Juniper and Pines, as well as essential deciduous tree medicines like Hawthorn, Oak, Cottonwood, Willows, Quaking Aspen, Red Alder, and more.
Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 6 - 9 pm
Plant Medicine II: The Kitchen Cabinet
In this class we focus on over 30 plant medicines that can commonly be found in the spice rack and pantry. Simply because these plants have become familiar to us in culinary use does not mean they aren’t powerful healing allies! From Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric and Clove to Oregano, Rosemary and Sage, we will cover dozens of the favorite remedies of the “kitchen witch.” For community healers, these are some of the plant medicines that can be purchased with food stamps. Medicine making techniques will be taught and demonstrated.
Thursdays, March 12, 19, and 26, 6 - 9 pm
Plant Medicine III: Local Herbs, Flowers, and Weeds
In this class we turn our attention to herbaceous plants, both native and naturalized (yes, Dandelion!). Important medicines like Stinging Nettles and Yarrow are taught alongside some lesser known plants of the lower elevations ares such as the riparian valleys, lower forests, Columbia Gorge and coasts.
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, and 30, 6 - 9 pm
Plant Medicine IV: Mountain Medicine
In our late spring class, we’ll cover some of the very important medicines of the middle and higher elevations of the Pacific Northwest. Many medicinal plants such as Oregon Grape, Devil’s Club and Red Root will be discussed in depth with regard to energetics, historical uses, experiential plant communication, and how to work with these mountain plants in medicinal healing context.
Thursdays, May 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 6 - 9 pm
All classes are held at the Awakenings Wellness Center Studio, 1016 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR.
Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West, Michael Moore
Plants of the Pacific Northwest, Pojar and MacKinnon
Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants, Scott Kloos
Trees to Know in Oregon, Ed Jensen
Refund policy: Full refund for tuition (minus $30 admin fee) up to 1 week before start of the first class. Less than 1 week before start of class, 50% of tuition can be refunded. Once class begins, no refunds are possible.