“There are certain things you can experience in life that change the way you view the world. A plant walk with friendly, hip instructor Becky is one of them.” – Angela H., Urban Foraging 101 attendee

Field Guide to Plant Spirits: A Metaphysical Materia Medica
2 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday May. 10
New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR
This event is on Facebook here
 Herbs have so much to offer us, not just food and medicine but also as powerful energy healers and wise teachers! Each species has a different area of expertise. Some plant spirits help us cultivate self-acceptance within, while others teach compassion and healthy boundaries, heal the heart, protect us, or ignite our psychic talents. In this engaging and enlightening class, we will cover the metaphysical properties of 12 plant spirits, including flowers, trees and weeds, and go on a powerful guided meditation to work with them together! $25 at the door
Herbal Medicine Making 101
2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, May 17
The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy, 3912 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR
This event is on Facebook here
In this fun, informative, and hands-on class, you’ll learn the basics of home medicine making so you can feel confident and comfortable making your own highly effective herbal infusions, decoctions, tinctures with various solvents, infused oils and salves. Everyone who attends gets to *take home* the medicine that we make in class to get your personal apothecary started, as well as a very thorough instructional handout. Includes all materials. $45
Advance registration required here.
Igniting Your Psychic Connection with Elderberry & Passionflower
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday June 12 *Note Time/Date Change*
New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR
This event is on Facebook here
Elder and Passionflower are two powerful plant spirit allies who love to deepen and ignite your psychic abilities. Together, they can center us in the heart space, heighten our receptivity to spirit, and activate the pineal gland and third eye to help us move between worlds. If you’d like to deepen your connection with plant spirits, this class is for you. We will get to know these two plants intimately and go on a powerful guided meditation to receive their incredible activations. $25 at the door
Plant Spirit Retreat on the Summer Solstice!

June 20-22 at Still Meadow Retreat Center in Damascus, OR
Join me for an amazing Summer Solstice retreat filled with fire ceremonies, guided meditations, plant identification walks, herbal smoking ceremonies, medicine bag making, plus intuitive training from professional psychic medium Brandon Kaye!

This retreat is for you if:
* You love nature, and especially plants!
* You want to discover and develop your intuitive abilities
* You’re curious about developing a deeper connection with plant spirits
* You want to do something unique, memorable, and special on the Summer Solstice!

Sign up by May 20 to get the early bird discount rate! Get the full details here!



Other herbal educators in and around Portland:
*Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine
*The School of Forest Medicine
* School of Traditional Western Herbalism

The local nonprofit Cascadia Wild has a foraging club.

John Kallas of Wild Food Adventures also offers foraging workshops.

In Eugene, consider the Columbines School of Botanical Medicine and Sharol Tilgner’s classes as well.

Here’s a good list of other herb schools across the country. Some even have distance-learning programs.


19 thoughts on “Classes

  1. Do you know of any correspondence herbalism courses that focus on the plant, the medicines, remedies, identification… ect. That doesn’t involve Plant Magic? I’m baptist, so the calling of corners would be conflicting for me…..

  2. Yes! Enjoying your works. Continue, if it pleases, then please continue!

    Recently moved from living in the piedmont of NC to Seattle, WA. Pleased to find so many familiar edibles in the urban landscape, and excited to learn/experience others. Finally, a month later, settling into new digs on the western side of Friday Harbor, WA, where it seems the land may provide an opportunity to prepare a curious albeit old recipe for pickled skunk cabbage. Laws permitting, of course. Up for a visit?

  3. I see you are at Goucher. It’d be great if you do a class when you are in Baltimore. Shoot me an email, there’s a strong interest in urban foraging/ag here. Can probably get lots of interest.

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    • Hi Ryan.

      I e-mailed you with details. :-) It would be tomorrow (Thurs) at 7 in Highland Park. Write me back for more info at RebeccaELerner(at)

  8. Where in New Jersey are you thinking of having these classes? I really like what you are doing, it is a great idea!

    • Steven:

      Would be in New Brunswick or Highland Park next Thursday night at 7. I e-mailed ya.

      Thanks for your interest!


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  10. I just became aware of your website…one day too late for your Earth Day walk in Portland. I am most interested in attending the next local class you have, and also have a friend that would be, as well.

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