Upcoming Classes

I’ll be teaching these classes at Alembique this Fall:

Herbs for Sleeping & Dreaming
Saturday, September 20  3-5 PM
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Adequate sleep is vital for our health and most of us don’t get enough of it. Finn Cunningham guides us through key medicinal herbs that help with insomnia or enhance your dreams. Explore the characteristics of these calming plants and ways to incorporate them into your life for better sleep. You’ll take home an illustrated handout, a healthy smidge of hand-blended organic tea and a mini dream pillow in an unbleached muslin bag to help you get back some lost sleep.
Instructor: Finn Cunningham | $25/person if purchased by Monday, September 15, 2014, $28 thereafter.

Healing Herbs for Fall & Winter Cooking
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014  |  7-9 PM
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Discover how to use herbs in the kitchen to keep you and your family healthy throughout the cold and flu season. You will help make and taste a delicious broth, and create a herbal infusion or dry blend that you can take home together with an illustrated hand-out on healing herbs and kitchen medicines.

Instructor: Finn Cunningham | $28/person if booked by Friday, September 25, 2014, $32 after.

Seasonal Medicine Share

black and white logo with leafLauren Anderson and I have teamed up to create Steadfast Herbs which is now offering a Seasonal Medicine Share.

Your herbal share will arrive at the beginning of each season to help keep you balanced and healthy throughout the year. Each share contains seven hand-crafted remedies, information about the herbal medicines we’ve included, and tips and recipes for moving into each changing season.

We hand harvest almost all of the herbs that we use, respectfully gathering the plants from our backyard gardens, community garden projects, and local farms.  Our remedies are crafted in small batches, using organic ingredients whenever possible, to create the highest quality local and seasonal medicines.
Cost for the share is offered on a sliding scale, from $80-$120 per quarter, with pick-up locations in San Francisco and Berkeley.

To sign up for the seasonal medicine share, or to learn more, visit steadfastherbs.com.

Workshops on Herbs for Stress, Depression and Anxiety

Discover the ways that medicinal plants can support your mental and emotional health. Attend one or both parts of this garden-based workshop on Sunday, August 17th. 

Located in South Berkeley (address given after registration.)

Accessibility info: Participants will be asked to come fragrance-free. The garden is wheelchair accessible however access to the bathroom is limited by a flight of three stairs. Please get in touch if more specific info is needed.

11am-1pm: Herbal Support for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Learn about a variety of medicinal herbs that can support the nervous system, calm anxiety, and ease depression. Come meet the plants and discover how they can help you to feel more balanced. You’ll come away with a list of plants for both everyday use and acute care.

2-4pm: Medicine Making for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Learn how to make simple medicines for everyday use and acute care.  In this hands-on workshop we will cover infusions, decoctions, tinctures and other remedies for holistic support.  You’ll bring home a medicine making guide and a tincture of your choice.

Informational workshop from 11-1pm $25 (register here)

Medicine making workshop from 2-4pm: $30 (register here)

Both workshops: $50 (register here)

If you would like to reserve a spot without using paypal feel free to contact me at wildoatsandnettles at gmail. Thanks!

Queer Care Fest

attempt 3Herbalism for and by queers.

self care – community care – consultations – free workshops – herbal market

Sunday, July 13th from 12-5pm

address and event info: here!

Queer Care Workshops and Events

queer careQueer Care is a workshop series for queer and trans identified folks that explores how medicinal plants can support our mental and emotional health. These garden based workshops in South Berkeley are small, interactive and hands-on. Attend one class, or all three!

Accessibility info: All participants will be asked to arrive fragrance-free. The garden is wheelchair accessible, however access to the bathroom is limited by a flight of three stairs.

Queer Care: Herbal Support for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Learn about a variety of medicinal herbs that can support the nervous system, calm anxiety, and ease depression. Come meet the plants and discover how they can help you to feel more balanced. You’ll come away with a list of plants for both everyday use and acute care.

Saturday, July 5th, 2-4pm
$20 register here.

Queer Care: Medicine Making for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Learn how to make simple medicines for holistic support.  In this hands-on workshop we will cover infusions, decoctions, tinctures and other remedies for everyday use and acute care.  You’ll bring home a medicine making guide and a tincture of your choice.

Sunday, July 6th, 2-4 pm
$25 (includes material costs) register here

Queer Care: Cultivating Plant Allies for Self-Care

Find support growing all around you. In this experiential workshop we will be interacting with plants through garden observation, plant meditations, and flower essence formulations. You’ll come away with a medicinal seedling as well as ideas for how to incorporate plant allies into your daily life.

Saturday, July 12th, 2-4pm
$25 (includes material costs) register here

Queer Care Event!

Low-cost consultations with queer practitioners! Medicine making demos! Informative workshops! Herbal remedies for sale from queer medicine makers!

Sunday, July 13th, 12-5pm
Free! More info coming soon.

Intro to Medicine Making Classes in May

poppiesMedicine is all around us! In this introductory workshop series we will learn about basic medicine making with an emphasis on plants that grow abundantly in the Bay Area. Located in South Berkeley, these garden based workshops are hands-on and each class will send you home with an herbal tonic and the skills and knowledge to start practicing your own herbal care. Attend one or all four classes. Cost includes all materials fees and class size is limited to six students. *Access to the house is up four stairs. Everyone will be asked to arrive fragrance-free.*

Kitchen Tonics, Friday May 2nd, 4-6pm

Come learn about the healing properties of common culinary herbs and how to make herb infused vinegars, oils, salts and honey for everyday use in the kitchen. You’ll come away with a zine full of plant info and resources as well as an herbal  tonic of your making.

$25 (click to register)

Herbal Skin Care, Friday May 9th, 4-6pm
Come learn about local medicinal plants and how to use them in infused oils, salves and herbal soaks for first aid and general skin care. You’ll come away with a zine full of plant info and resources as well as an herbal remedy of your making.

$25 (click to register)

Teas and Tinctures, Friday, May 23rd, 4-6pm
Come learn about local medicinal plants and how to use them in infusions, decoctions, tinctures and cordials. You’ll come away with a zine full of plant info and resources as well as an herbal remedy of your making.

$25 (click to register

Flower Essences, Friday May 30th, 4-6pm
Come learn about the energetic medicine of flower essences. We’ll cover benefits, dosages, and how to create your own flower essences. This workshop will also involve a plant meditation and some time spent in communication with plants.

$25 (click to register)

The Mental Health Cookbook Reprint is Here!

MHC coverAnd Pens Press has just reprinted The Mental Health Cookbook. This 50 page illustrated zine explores how to create a healing connection to the natural world through an engagement with plants, nutrients and microorganisms. It’s not a traditional cookbook but a how-to guide covering: nutritional basics, sprouting, fermenting, gardening, foraging, medicinal herbs, flower essences and more! If you purchase a copy from me (either online or in person at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair on March 22nd) I will be donating 50% of all proceeds to the awesome food justice organization Phat Beets.