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September 25th, 2021 | Autumn Equinox Herb Walk

Rose Hips by Tania Oceana
Rose Hips by Tania Oceana

$20 | Powell Butte in SE Portland

Celebrate the Fall Equinox, also called Mabon. This is the halfway point between the Summer and Winter Solstices and the beginning of Autumn!

We will go over the plants, herbs and trees on Powell Butte and learn about the edible and medicinal properties of the many native, invasive and naturalized plants in the Pacific NW.

Bring your curiosity, your rain gear (just in case), optional notebook and a willingness to connect with nature. Note: this will include light hiking outdoors in a green space. (Contact with accessibility questions as accommodations may be available.)

Time | 2-4pm (2 Hours)
Level | Beginner (new to Herbalism + refresher for intermediate Herbalists)
Spaces limited to 15 | Outside & Socially Distanced
Parent friendly | Kids are welcome to come & free to join

May 9th, 2021 | Beltane Herb Walk & Spring Celebration

Basket of Flowers with Tania
Pictured is a previous Lilac harvest by Tania, the Herbalist giving this class

$20 | Southeast Portland

Let’s gather, commune with the wild flowers and share knowledge. Beltane is a celebration from ancient times of the return of the light and the middle point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Learn about edible and medicinal plants in the Pacific NW.

Though commonly held on May Day (May 1st) Beltane can be celebrated on May 5th, also called Old Beltane. For more accessibility to this class, we will celebrate together that following weekend, on Sunday May 9th.

Bring your curiosity, your rain gear (just in case) and a willingness to connect with nature. Note: this will include light hiking outdoors in a green space.

Time | 2-4pm (2 Hours)
Level | Beginner (new to Herbalism)
Spaces are limited to 10 | Outside & Socially Distanced
Exact location & time 

March 20th, 2021 | Spring Equinox Plant Walk

Tania & Carly harvesting Hawthorn berries last fall

Portland, Oregon

Our own Herbalist Tania Oceana and another local Herbalist Carly Thomasset will walk you around green city spaces in NE Portland where you’ll learn to identify trees, herbs and weeds (while masked and socially distanced)! 2pm-4pm.

Spaces limited to 10.

We will contact you at least 1 weeks prior to specify the exact location. See you then!

March 21st, 2020 | Spring Equinox and Urban Foraging

Join us on the celebratory first day of Spring! New plants and flowers are popping up all around Portland, and we’d love you to join us in meeting them. Class will start off in a classroom, where we enjoy some tea and chat about the botany basics. We’ll then set off into the NE Mississippi neighborhood.

Learn about plant identification, common uses and contraindications and to simply cultivate a new understanding of Portland’s Spring bounty!

October 26th, 2019 | Urban Foraging in the Fall

Hawthorn Berries
Hawthorn Berries | Photo by Tania Hays in NE Portland, 2019

Portland, OR offers a wide variety of edible, medicinal, landscape and poison plants that don’t stop at the forest’s edge! Streets lined with beautiful trees, alleyways bursting with gigantic “weeds” and front yards dressed with culinary herbs make this city a perfect place for a plant lover to explore. Once you get to know these plants, you will see the city’s greenery as potential food, tea and medicine wherever you go. 

Join local Herbalists Tania Hays and Carly Thomasset this Autumn in this misty rain-forest of a city for an urban plant walk. 

We will review basic botany terms, identification tools and the how, when and why of urban foraging. Then we will roam around a lovely Boise/ Mississippi neighborhood.

WHEN | October 26, 2019, 11am-1pm

WHERE | Cross streets of N Failing and N Borthwick. We will start at a small indoor classroom but please also come prepared to walk in the weather, rain or shine.

INVESTMENT | $15-25 Sliding Scale. To make class accessible we ask each student to choose payment based on their personal circumstance, no questions asked. We accept cash, check or venmo. No one turned away for lack of funds.

HOW TO REGISTER | Reply to with your Full Name, Which Class you want to attend and how you would like to pay. This class is filling up, and we will update this page when it’s full!

WHAT TO BRING | Be ready for cold, rainy conditions and dress appropriately. Bring a notepad if you wish. If you have any ability requests please contact us. 

Disclaimer; Because we do not know the unique health situations of each person and are not medical professionals, we will not be eating anything out in the field and information is for educational purposes only. We will touch and smell plants and there may be opportunities to harvest. We are not responsible for any injuries in or from this class. By attending this class you agree that you have read, understand and agree to this disclaimer. 

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