Community Supported Herbalism- Spring Share

logodarkerfacebookThis is the third season of Steadfast Herbs’ Seasonal Medicine Share and it’s been a really amazing process, to create different remedies for each season and to watch folks tune into the seasonal changes more.

The Spring Share is now available in time for the Equinox. The busy outward push of Spring can be amazing of course, but it is also the most extreme seasonal shift of the year. The focus of this share is on allergy care, liver support and inviting change because those beautiful new blooms can mean a high pollen count, your liver is working extra hard with shifts in diet and allergens, and sometimes welcoming in the new can feel like a challenge! We’ve also added some remedies for immune support for riding out the end of cold and flu season in health.

Check it out!

Medicine Making Workshops in January

All proceeds from these two medicine making workshops will be donated to the Black Lives Matter Ferguson Jail and Support Fund.

Salves and Skin Oil Medicine Making Workshop with Lauren

Learn how to make simple topical remedies for everyday use or first aid.  In this hands-on workshop we will cover salves, balms and herb infused skin oils and you’ll bring home medicine making instructions and a salve.

Sat, Jan 24th, 1-3 pm in Bernal Heights, SF $30 register here

Tea and Tincture Medicine Making Workshop with Finn

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. $30

Sun, Jan 25th from 1-3pm in South Berkeley, $30 register here

***Neither location is  wheelchair accessible. Participants will be asked to come fragrance free. Please feel free to contact us for additional info about accessibility at:

Queer Care- Nourish

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Join us at a Queer Care event, brought to you by local queer herbalists, in the spirit of nurturing ourselves and our community in preparation for the whirlwinds of winter.

– low-cost consultations
– free workshops
– hands-on herbal stations
– handmade products by local queer herbalists

Sun, Nov 23rd from 1-5pm at LOL: 1234 23rd Avenue, Oakland, California 94606. Facebook details here!

Upcoming Classes

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

Herbs for Sleeping & Dreaming
Saturday, September 20  3-5 PM
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

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

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!