Free Herbalism Project

February 27th 2018

Free Herbalism Workshops in EugeneSunday, May 6, 2018, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene

Eugene, Oregon – Mountain Rose Herbs, a local purveyor of organic, fair trade and sustainably sourced botanical products, is hosting the Free Herbalism Project at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on Sunday, May 6 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. This free biannual event features herbal education talks, live music, food trucks, and free organic tea. While the event is free, Mountain Rose Herbs encourages attendees to pre- register: Parking is free for those who arrive before the event begins.

Free Herbalism Schedule:

  • 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Live music (Grand Ronde String Band)
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Educational talk from Missy Rohs
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Live music (Grand Ronde String Band)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Educational talk from Thomas Easley
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Live music (Grand Ronde String Band)”The Free Herbalism Project is an interactive community event with botanically inspired lectures from experts in the field, live music, vendors and plenty of free herbal tea,” said event organizer Mason Hutchison. “Our goal is to create an experience for folks who want to delve further into the world of herbalism, wild foods and natural living.”

    About the speakers:

    Thomas Easley, RH (AHG), is the founder of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, and the creator of Functional Herbalism. Thomas is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, and he has been in full-time clinical practice since 2001. Thomas’s philosophy integrates modern science and traditional herbalism into a unified and systematic approach to health and healing. Thomas is trained in and uses functional medicine theory, clinical nutrition, and modern naturopathic therapies along with traditional Western Herbalism. His approach is influenced strongly by both the Eclectic and Physiomedical physicians of the nineteenth century.

    Missy Rohs is a co-founder and instructor at The Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies in Portland, Oregon. She approaches herbalism with an eye towards personal empowerment, community building, and practical engagement with herbs. Her relationship to plants is guided by a strong conservation ethic and a deep love of Cascadia’s ecosystems. She grows and wildcrafts her own medicine with a focus on sustainable herbal remedies: those that grow easily in populated habitats, and those that can be harvested in the wild with minimal impact.

About the Free Herbalism Project:

In 2013, Mountain Rose Herbs created the Free Herbalism Project as an ongoing series of free events featuring visiting herbalists. From aromatherapy to wild foods, herb walks to medicine making, these free classes are one of the ways Mountain Rose Herbs hopes to give back to herbalists and the local community. Proceeds from merchandise and products sold at the event are donated to a selected nonprofit. This year’s recipient is United Plant Savers.

About Mountain Rose Herbs

Mountain Rose Herbs offers high-quality organically grown herbs, spices, teas, essential oils, and botanical goods. Since 1987, they have been known for their uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture, fair trade standards, and sustainable business practices. The company’s core belief that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit guides everything they do. Learn more about Mountain Rose Herbs at