Free Herbalism Workshops in Eugene on October 13 – Hosted by Mountain Rose Herbs

Mountain Rose Herbs
September 17th 2019

Free Herbalism Workshops in Eugene, OR on October 13:
Featuring Expert Herbalists Nicole Telkes and Doug Elliot

Mountain Rose Herbs (MRH), is proud to present its 13th Free Herbalism Project at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on Sunday, October 13 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Free Herbalism Project is a full day of herbal education, live music, food vendors, and all the organic tea you can drink. Nicole Telkes (pronounced: Tell-KISH) will be sharing her passion surrounding Fire Cider and the necessity to preserve this traditional preparation as a remedy belonging to the people. Doug Elliot will follow Nicole’s passionate discussion with his famous stories, songs, and lore which celebrate and teach about useful wild plants.

The event is family-friendly with activities for all, including a community herbal mandala, plant walks, botanically influenced vendors, a yoga class and so much more!

“I’m really looking forward to this upcoming Free Herbalism Project,” said Mountain Rose Herbs event organizer Mason Hutchison. “The speakers this time around come to us with a lot of passion and fire from the heart. It will definitely be one for the books.”

Free Herbalism Project Schedule:

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Yoga with Darlene Armantrout
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Plant Walk with Sue Sierralupe*
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Plant Walk with Gradey Proctor*
12 p.m. -1 p.m.: Live Music with Moonlight Jubilee
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Lecture with Nicole Telkes
2:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Live Music with Moonlight Jubilee
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Lecture with Doug Elliot
4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Live Music with Moonlight Jubilee

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

*Please note that each plant walk is limited to the first 20 participants.

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About the speakers:

Nicole Telkes founded a chapter of Herbalists Without Borders in 2016 and has volunteered her time at several free herbalism clinics throughout her practice. She was a founding member of the Traditions Not Trademark Campaign to free Fire Cider and is currently fighting the trademark in court.

But even more than a pioneer in the herbal community, she is an ecologist who focuses on “weedcrafting” bioregional native plants in herb practice. She has a great passion for the green path and education. Nicole has taught classes and presented at conferences and symposiums including The Native Plant Society of Texas Symposium; The American Herbalist Guild National Symposium; Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, International Herb Symposium; and the Moonflower Herbfest.

Nicole is also the author of the book “The Medicinal Plants of Texas.”

Doug Elliot is an herbalist, naturalist, basket maker, and author. He lives in the southern Appalachian mountains. He has spent a great deal of time with traditional country folk and indigenous people, learning their stories, folklore, and traditional ways of relating to plants. In recent years, he has received a variety of honors. He has authored five books. His first book, “Wild Roots: A Forager’s Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Roots, Tubers, Corms, and Rhizomes of North America,” has been around for 40-some years and is considered an “underground” classic. He has produced award-winning recordings of stories and songs and is occasionally seen on PBS-TV, as well as on the History and National Geographic channels.

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, to herb walks to remedy-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 Occupy Medical.

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