Fall Classes & Events

Becky Lerner: teacher, writer, forager / Photo by Leslie Seaton


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Fall Classes & Events
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Wild & Healing Foods Potluck
– 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 14 at HARP (Healing Arts Resource Project), 1611 SE Bybee, Portland
– Bring healthy food or wildcrafted food to share, and socialize with fellow plant enthusiasts.
– Free!

Chestnut Flour Pancakes & Elderberry Syrup: Harvest & Feast!
– 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 14 at HARP (Healing Arts Resource Project), 1611 SE Bybee, Portland
– A hands-on celebration of the fall: We’ll wild harvest chestnuts, bake them, grind them into flour, make elderberry syrup, and then, feast!
– Entirely vegan and gluten free.
– Led by Becky of First Ways & Stephanie, creator of HARP
– $35, advance payment required: Register via PayPal here.

Urban Foraging 101: Autumn Edition (last one of the year)
– 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, meeting at Alberta Park, NE 20th and Killingsworth, in the basketball shelter.
– Learn to see the edible and medicinal plants of the city. We will focus on fall tree identification as well as urban plants, smoke legal wild herbs, and try a mystery tincture meditation. Learn to tell horse chestnut from edible chestnuts, sycamores from maples, black oak from doug fir, and more. Since we’re Portlanders, it’s on rain or shine. Dress for the weather. (Note new meeting location).
– $25. Advance payment required: Register via PayPal here.

Tincture Making Workshop
– 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, at HARP (Healing Arts Resource Project), 1611 SE Bybee, Portland
– Sustainably wildcraft a medicinal herb and then, with guidance, make your own 8 oz tincture to take home! The value of the tincture will be at least equal to the cost of the class, if not more, and the price includes all materials, solvents, etc. You’ll be on your way to DIYing an affordable home apothecary!
– $40. Advance payment required: Register via PayPal here.

Guided Hike: Wild Plants of Oaks Bottom
– 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, meeting indoors at HARP (Healing Arts Resource Project), 1611 SE Bybee, Portland
– We’ll go on a guided plant and tree identification walk through one of Portland’s riparian wilderness areas, then come back indoors and warm up with some wild tea we make ourselves.
– $25. Advance payment required. Register via PayPal here.

DIY Herbal Smoking Blends
– 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, at Clary Sage Herbarium, 2827 NE Alberta Street, Portland.
– Like an expanded version of everybody’s favorite part of the Urban Foraging 101 class: A hands-on workshop in which we’ll experiment with a buffet of high quality herbs including lobelia, spearmint, and half a dozen other plants, some of which have nervine properties. You’ll learn what they are and what they do, taste some different combinations, and then make your own unique blend to take home! Cost includes all materials.
– $25, advance payment required. Register via PayPal here.

Portland Plant Medicine Gathering
– November 16, 17, & 18 at NCNM
– Come learn from Portland’s local herb experts. (I’m not teaching this year, but you can wave hello to me at my First Ways info booth).
– Info here: http://www.pdxplantmedicine.org/

Tincture Making Workshop
– 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at HARP (Healing Arts Resource Project), 1611 SE Bybee, Portland
– Sustainably wildcraft a medicinal herb and then, with guidance, make your own 8 oz tincture to take home! The value of the tincture will be at least equal to the cost of the class, if not more, and the price includes all materials, solvents, etc. You’ll be on your way to DIYing an affordable home apothecary!
– $40. Advance payment required: Register via PayPal here.

Make A Dreamcatcher
– 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, at Clary Sage Herbarium, 2827 NE Alberta Street, Portland.
– In this fun, hands-on class, you’ll weave your own special dreamcatcher using artificial sinew, willow branches, leather, feathers, and beautiful gemstones. All materials provided except feathers. Bring your own wild-gathered feathers — crow feathers abound in Portland — or you can buy pheasant feathers at Clary Sage. A lot of fun to make, and a perfect holiday gift for you or a loved one. And, if you want, I’ll infuse your handiwork with reiki!
– $25, advance payment required via PayPal here.

FAQ
Q: How do I know if a class is sold out?
A: If a class is sold out, PayPal won’t let you purchase a spot. I set it up to be intelligent like that.

Q: I don’t have a PayPal account; can I still register online?
A: Yes. You don’t need an account, just a credit or debit card.

Q: Do I also need to e-mail you to reserve my space, like in the past?
A: Nope, I’ve streamlined the process. All you need to do is follow the specific PayPal link for the class you want to go to.

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