Herbal Events

Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference: Sky-Island Gathering

The path of herbalism is in many ways a journey, endless and winding, each turn on the way a chance for discovery for even the most experienced traveler. For many of us, it feels not like a hobby or business so much as a calling, beckoned forward by a sense of purpose, by the possibilities of healing, by the entreaties of plants whose voices and abilities we could give a lifetime to understanding.  This journey is often challenging, but also playful, as rhythmic as a dance, as sensual as a flower’s scent and lover’s touch. We choose which turns to take, deciding what form our herbal studies and practice will assume, saving the adventure of the healing journey as new vistas continuously rise up before us.     The path to a Plant Healer event can feel like a parallel to our healing journeys, a calling we find difficult to ignore, […]

  • Free Herbalism Project with Guido Masé & Susan Leopold!

The Free Herbalism Project with Guido Masé & Susan Leopold!

We are excited to announce our next Free Herbalism Project event! Join us for an amazing lineup of free plant talks as we welcome Vermont herbalist Guido Masé and ethnobotanist Susan Leopold, PhD of the United Plant Savers. Registration is now open for this community event featuring a full day of free herbal classes (details below), free tea, live music, a plant sale, food carts, and more. Help us support the United Plant Savers with your purchase of books, t-shirts, herbs, and other botanical goodies in our Free Herbalism Project shop during the event! Register now and follow us on Facebook for more news and updates. We look forward to gathering with you!    FREE HERBALISM PROJECT  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016 Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR FREE ADMISSION $4.00 parking Click Here to Register!     Aromatics, Bitters, and Tonics:  A Simple System to Support Well-being Lecture by Guido Masé There are thousands of plants […]

Herbal Events in 2016!

Each year, Mountain Rose Herbs sponsors and participates in amazing events all across the country. From herb festivals and organic farming conferences, to natural products tradeshows and wilderness conservation fundraisers, we love to connect with you in person! Here’s where you’ll find us in 2016…   Fun with Fermentation January 9th, 2016  Eugene, Oregon         Good Earth Home and Garden Show January 22nd – 24th, 2016 Eugene, OR       Oregon Truffle Festival January 29th – 31st, 2016 Eugene, OR       Local Food Connection February 1st, 2016 Eugene, OR       Organic Seed Growers Conference February 4th – 6th, 2016 Corvallis, OR       KLCC Microbrew Festival February 12th – 13th, 2016 Eugene, OR       MOSES Organic Farming Conference February 25th – 27th, 2016 La Crosse, WI       Florida Herbal Conference February 26th – 28th, 2016 Lake Wales, […]

Meet the Herbalist: Emily Ruff + Conference Giveaway!

We are so excited to share this interview with Emily Ruff, the Executive Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living and a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. Her studies have taken her around three continents where she has studied under healers of many traditions. Emily’s dedication to preserving bioregional medicinal plant traditions and ecosystems led her to serve as a Board Member of United Plant Savers. Inspired by a need for greater connection among her regional community, she founded the Florida Herbal Conference event in 2012, an event which continues to sell out annually. Enjoy the interview and be sure to enter for a chance to win free registration to the 2016 conference!     1. How did the plants find you? Can you recall the moment you realized that herbalism was your calling? Medicinal plants first spoke to something deep within me as a child. I learned […]

New Podcast Episode: Street Medicine and Free Clinics

Click here to listen! Sue Sierralupe is the clinic manager and lead herbalist for Occupy Medical, a free integrated healthcare clinic in Eugene, Oregon where she treats community members and advocates for access to healthcare. Sue joined us for the Free Herbalism Project, and in this episode from our event, she gives a brief history of the Occupy movement, the street clinic in Eugene, and the evolution of the herbal medicine movement in America. Learn how to set up your own clinic and which herbs to start with for successful patient care. Want to support the cause? Donate here! View Supplies Wishlist  

  • Free Herbalism Project featuring Ryan Drum!

The Free Herbalism Project featuring Ryan Drum!

We are excited to announce our next Free Herbalism Project event! The themes this time around will be all things fall – mushrooms and seaweeds! Join us in welcoming herbalist and seaweed expert Ryan Drum, PhD. from Waldron Island, Washington. We will also take a dive into the world of reishi mushrooms with local fungi educator Ja Shindler. Register now for these free herbal classes, free tea, live music, and help us fundraise for the United Plant Savers with your purchase of books, t-shirts, herbs, and other botanical goodies.     FREE HERBALISM PROJECT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2015 Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR FREE ADMISSION $4.00 parking Click Here to Register for Free!     Lecture by Ryan Drum Medicinal Uses of Seaweeds, Internally and Externally Seaweeds offer a wide range of therapeutic possibilities both internally and externally. The term seaweed in this case refers only to macrophytic marine algae, both wild and cultivated, growing in saltwater. Join us to learn how […]

  • New Video: Hops Medicine with Susun Weed

New Video: Hops with Susun Weed

Wise woman herbalist Susun Weed joined us at Mountain Rose Herbs for the Free Herbalism Project this spring. Next up in our video series, Susun explores the world of hops for food and health. Learn her favorite uses for this dreamy plant, check out our fun collection of recipes below, and find certified organic hops on our website.   Recipes with Hops! Hoppy Ginger Brew Calming Hops Tea Blend Hops and Spice Tea Blend Hops Rock Candy Hops Lemonade Shave Ice    Click here to watch the video!

  • Win Tickets to the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference!

Ticket Giveaway: Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference!

Mountain Rose Herbs & Plant Healer Magazine Present… 3 FREE TICKETS to attend the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference atop New Mexico’s enchanted Sky-Island from September 17th – 20th, 2015!     “It feels like a revolution again, and I feel revived!“ -David Hoffmann     Enjoy 50 classes taught by over 30 different teachers, providing traditional and cutting-edge information, practical skills, and hands-on experience.  Plant Healer’s Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference is held in a fairytale lodge high up in the clouds in what is truly a Southwestern Shangri-La. This year’s event will have a dance concert, Masquerade Ball, gourmet meals, cooperative childcare, and a bunch of special classes for kids and teens.    This year's teachers include… Guido Mase’ • David Hoffmann • Howie Brounstein • Juliet Blankespoor • 7Song • Kiva Rose • Lisa Ganora • Jim McDonald • Phyllis Hogan • Sean Donahue • Larken Bunce • Kiki Geary • […]

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New Podcast Episode: Trademarking Our Traditions

Click here to listen to the interview! What a journey! I just returned from the International Herb Symposium and my glowing heart is so full. After a gathering like this, I always feel truly blessed to be part of such a passionate, generous, wise, and fierce community of plant lovers. Folks from all corners of the world came together to share their medicines, their words, and their support of our growing herbal tradition.  A wave of inspiration is surely rippling out from the energy that was created there.  In the spirit of carrying this awareness on and sharing our resources, it was an honor to sit down with Rosemary Gladstar, Nicole Telkes of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine, and Mary Blue of Farmacy Herbs to discuss the trademarking of our herbal traditions and a recent lawsuit against three herbalists. While it's frightening to think of the potential consequences this unfortunate battle may have on small herbal businesses, there […]

  • Herbal Radio Podcast by Mountain Rose Herbs

New on iTunes: Herbal Radio Podcast

We've been working on an exciting project and are so thrilled to finally be able to share it with you! Mountain Rose Herbs just launched our very own free podcast on iTunes called Herbal Radio. We have 6 episodes up, and can't wait to grow this into an incredible collection of lectures and interviews from around the herbal community, including recordings from the Free Herbalism Project.  You can now subscribe to the podcast or download episodes to listen to while working in the garden, adventuring out to the forest, or simply enjoy free herbal education at home with a cozy cup of tea.   Check out the Herbal Radio Podcast by Mountain Rose Herbs! Looking for more? Here are some other wonderful herbal podcasts for your listening and learning pleasure: HerbMentor Radio Real Herbalism Radio The Herbal Highway Wise Woman Radio Ask Susun Weed  

  • Free Herbalism Project featuring Susun Weed!

The Free Herbalism Project featuring Susun Weed!

We are excited to announce our next Free Herbalism Project event! Spring has sprung here in beautiful Eugene and we can’t wait to celebrate Herb Day with an amazing lineup of free herbal classes, free tea, live music, wildflowers in bloom – and wise woman herbalist Susun Weed! This time around will be a fundraiser for the United Plant Savers through the sale of books, t-shirts, herbs, and more botanical goodies. Let's support plant conservation!     HERB DAY CELEBRATION! SUNDAY, MAY 3RD 2015 Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR FREE ADMISSION $4.00 parking Click Here to Register for FREE!     Lecture by Susun Weed My Favorite Herbs for a High Energy Lifestyle If you want to take a big, juicy bite of life, join me for a high-energy session about the five simple herbs that will do the most for you. You will learn which plant gives you unlimited amounts of grounded, focused energy. You will […]

  • DIY Herbal Fermentation Projects

Having Herbal Fun with Fermentation!

What do cheese, beer, sauerkraut, bread, and yogurt have in common? They all undergo the magical, metabolic process of fermentation of course! This ancient method of preserving food converts sugars to acids, gasses, and/or alcohol. In the most basic of ways, fermentation breaks down foods into the most digestible form and encourages the growth of good bacteria. And if done well, they taste fantastic!     Earlier this month we attended the 6th Annual Fun with Fermentation festival, put on by the non-profit organization, Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance (WVSFA). More than 650 fermentation enthusiasts attended the fundraiser to learn about the health benefits of fermented foods and sample food and drink supplied by local businesses. Sharing information and introducing people to fermented goodies in our community warms the heart. We spent the day chatting with folks about ingredients often used in these projects like our organic hops, organic pickling […]