workshops and events
Kitchen Medicine for the Light Half of the Year
Sunday May 28 from 6-8 PM at Alder Commons kitchen
While many of us can easily name the challenges we face during the dark half of the year, the light half comes with their fair share as well. From bug bites to wildfires, and many more ailments, we can be supported by herbs during this time. Prepare yourself and your loved ones for what the Light reveals in a fun, community-building container. We’ll discuss multiple ways of working with a few widely available plant allies, some of which may already be in your kitchen, others right outside the door. You’ll get to experience making hands-on preparations and will be able to take home what you make as well as detailed informational handouts.
This event is offered through tiered justice pricing (sliding scale)
$20 – low-income
$40 – this is the regular price of the class and covers all the materials
$60 – this is the price that helps pay it forward so that I can continue to provide low-cost offerings
None of these prices work for you? Reach out!
No prior experience needed. This class is beneficial for beginners as well as seasoned herb-y people alike. Let’s deepen into proactive community care together. Sign up here!
Apothecary hangouts are days that I open up my medicine making process for others to participate. This isn’t a formal class, but an informal hangout where we all get hands-on making something I would have been doing anyway, and I’ll walk everyone through the whole process. Aside from this we’ll chat about plants, have free-form conversation, and just infuse a lot of fun and curiosity into the medicine. These gatherings will happen roughly monthly. While I may not know very far in advance what we’ll be making, what you can expect is to be processing and preserving fresh, in-season plants when possible, and learning to tailor your decisions to the unique needs of the plant, upping your medicine making game toward more advanced levels. These hangouts are open to everyone, but are likely most immediately helpful for those who have basic knowledge of making plant medicine and want to increase their skills or learn new techniques. And I expect to learn a lot from you all also!
This is a by-donation offering (cash or Venmo). Though there is no payment barrier, there is a cap on how many folx can be in the kitchen. To reserve your spot, please reach out or otherwise shoot me a message. If you show up on that day, that’s fine too, just know that I’ll only be able to receive you if we aren’t at capacity. I’ll bring tea and snacks. Come hang out!
Upcoming Apothecary Hangouts
Friday May 5, 11:30-2:30 pm
Saturday June 10, 12-3 pm (this month BIPOC only)
Friday July 7, 11:30-2:30 pm
All apothecary days take place in the Alder Commons kitchen, located at 4212 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR. If you plan to attend on a Friday and are not an Alder Commons member, you may need to ring the doorbell to be let in.