Mountain Rose Herbs Hosts Free Herbalism Workshops in Eugene October 14th

October 9th 2018

Featuring Expert Herbalists Dr. Tieraona LowDog and Paul Bergner

Eugene, Oregon – Mountain Rose Herbs (MRH), is proud to present the Free Herbalism Project at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Free Herbalism Project is a day of full of herbal education, whimsical live music, scrumptious food trucks, and a bounty of organic tea. Paul Bergner will share The Power of Topical Herbs by discussing their traditional uses, including combinations and formulas and a review of some scientific research on the power of these herbs. Dr. Tieraona LowDow will explore the powerful role botanicals play in promoting GI health through the appropriate use of bitters, demulcents, nervines, and much more during her workshop Botanicals and GI Health: A Holistic Approach.

Mountain Rose Herbs is elated to welcome back the founder of the Free Tea Party Tea, Guisepi Spadafora. For the last decade, Spadafora has traveled North American in Edna Lu, the tea bus, serving free tea and creating connections that help to build positive social and environmental change.

Free Herbalism Project Schedule (October 14):

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Yoga with Diane from Eugene Yoga
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Plant Walk with Anna Bradley
  • 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Music from Moonlight Jubilee
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Paul Bergner – The Power of Topical Herbs
  • 2:30 pm – 2:45 p.m. Music from Moonlight Jubilee
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Guisepi Spadafora
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dr. Tieraona LowDog – Botanicals and GI Health
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 p.m. Music from Moonlight Jubilee

While the event and parking are free, MRH encourages attendees to pre-register at

About the speakers:
Tieraona Low Dog, MD’s exploration of the natural world began more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbalism, massage therapy, and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. An internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements, and women’s health, Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, served as the elected Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel, and was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Paul Bergner has studied and practiced herbalism since 1973, with formal training in naturopathy, clinical nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, flower essences, yoga therapy, and bodywork, undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology, and 50 semester hours of doctoral-level medical studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has published the journal Medical Herbalism since 1989, and he has written seven books on medical herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. He has also edited periodicals on clinical nutrition and naturopathic medicine. He lectures on the topics of herbalism and clinical nutrition nationally and internationally.

About the Free Herbalism Project:

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