Jennifer Gerrity, our Executive Director of Operations, returned a few weeks ago from the Ginseng Summit hosted by the United Plant Savers with these gorgeous sustainably grown ginseng roots to share, as well as inspirations for supporting and protecting this important wild medicinal well into the future. Learn more about how you can play a part here!
We’re packing up and heading to Portland for the 31st annual Bite of Oregon this weekend! Visit our booth to try beautiful artisan salts and organic gourmet peppercorns. We’ll also be brewing up tea samples of organic Hibiscus High and Mint Chocolate Mate. Tickets are only $5 for the day or $15 for the whole event. Sweet deal! Hope to see you there!
Six of our staff members made their way to a butterfly meadow in the Whilamut Natural Area (formerly part of Alton Baker Park) yesterday. We partnered with the Walama Restoration Project to work around some large sections of weed block tarps. For six hours we dug up invasive plants and re-staked. Pictured above is one of our Lab Technicians, Snake, getting ready to tackle some blackberry roots! Look forward to a detailed blog post from Alyssa about this project in the very near future…
We were filled with joy to support the annual Women’s Healing Conference. This year, we donated herbal goodies to the Pampering Oasis where attendees enjoyed showers of floral goodness with our organic hydrosols. The Women’s Healing Conference is a three day herb retreat held in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, combining celebration and healing!
Last month the Great Plains Nature Center held a free public event called Outdoor Kansas Kids (OK Kids). The event focused on encouraging children to be active and involved in nature. The theme for this year’s event was Blast from the Past. Activities focused on the natural world and included bird house building, all natural herb tie-dying projects, pioneer-era crafts, archery, and animal displays. We were very happy to have the opportunity to donate organic Turmeric Root Powder, Parsley Leaf, and Madder Root for the natural tie-dying activity. Pictured above is one of the participants displaying his newly herbal dyed t-shirt. How fun is that? Thanks to Friends of Great Plains Nature Center for inviting us to be a part of this day of creative learning!
We discovered some blooming Alliums across the street today and this adorable little bee was hard at work! We are endlessly grateful for these celebrated little bugs. Without them, we would have a far less appetizing and colorful plate and our herbs wouldn’t be so happy, we wouldn’t have delicious honey for seasonal support, nor would we have beeswax for nourishing and protecting our skin! If you are working on establishing or maintaining a bee-friendly environment in your neighborhood, read the Gardeners Beware Report by Friends of the Earth and Beyond Toxics here and check out our Pesticide-Free Garden Sign!
Jennifer Gerrity, our Executive Director of Operations, just returned from the Ginseng Summit hosted by the United Plant Savers. This summit was held at the gorgeous Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary, bringing growers, buyers, and researchers together to learn more about threats to wild ginseng populations while developing strategies for conserving this precious medicinal. More about this exciting trip to come…
Last week, a team of four Mountain Rose employees put their hands to work removing invasive plants that were taking over the habitat behind our building as part of the Mountain Rose River Project. We cleared out Scotch Broom, Teasel, and Blackberries. While cleaning up the area of invasive weeds, we discovered this humble little home nestled amongst some bushes. So sweet! We were careful not to disturb the birdies-to-be, and pesky weeds or not, if it’s home to Northern Mockingbirds, it stays for now!
Photos from our very first Pop-Up Shop are here! It was so much fun to create an herbal experience for our Eugene neighbors with free organic tea, raffles, and a whole lot of organic goodies to take home. You can view all of the photos from this special event on our Facebook page!
Two weeks ago we traveled to the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington. Erin, our Marketing Director, shot this lovely photo of Kori, Mason, and Stephanie having a great time at the booth! Thanks to all of you who shared some time with us in the booth or at one of Erin’s classes. You made our time there such a blast! We are truly grateful for being a part of this wonderful event and can’t wait to see you all at the next one in Seven Springs, PA! View our photo album from this year’s fair on Facebook!
We are in downtown Eugene setting up for our first ever Pop-Up Shop! Come out and see us this weekend to experience our organic herbal goodies in-person. Enjoy free organic tea while you stock up on gourmet salts & spices, handcrafted bodycare products, plant medicines, organic tea, herbal books, and much more! Spend $25 or more and receive a free organic cotton “I Dig Herbs” tote bag while they last. There will also be AMAZING door prizes! Mountain Rose Herbs Pop-Up Shop! When? Friday, June 6th from 4 pm – 9 pm during the First Friday Art Walk Saturday, June 7th from 9 am – 5 pm during the Saturday Market Where? Broadway Commerce Center 50 W. Broadway in Downtown Eugene, Oregon
Mason, our event coordinator, ventured north the other week to partake in the Traditional Roots Conference in Portland, Oregon. He snapped this exciting photo of Jim McDonald with a giant Reishi beard! If you want to read more about his time at the conference you can read about it here. We are thrilled to be hosting Jim McDonald at our upcoming Free Herbalism Project. The event will be held at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, on August 29th, and McDonald will be teaching a class on Aphrodisiacs and Energetics, we can’t wait to see you there!