I will be attending a two day plant medicine workshop on November 20+21st.
Several of Portland's most respected herbalists and plantspeople are gathering in one place to give workshops and share knowledge about the power of plants as healer. It's happening at 5040 SE Milwaukie.
This 2nd-annual intensive gathering is powered by some awesome plantspeople and remedy makers,growers, and educators whom I like very much-including Elderberry School, Cascadia Folk Medicine, the School of Forest Medicine, and more.
I can't wait! It's just in time to set the mood for the very soon grand opening of a new section of my shop which is near and dear to my heart-- the Sword+Fern New World Apothecary.
Ever since I opened the doors 2 years ago, i've been working towards having a small selection of the Northwest's finest botanical medicinal remedies in stock. Look forward to finding high-quality organic tinctures made from home-grown at-risk herbs, ethically wildcrafted incenses and resins, herbal teas, lip balm and salves, salts, local honey, special tea time accessories, and more on the shelves when you visit this winter.
The opening party on December 10th will include tastings of Blood Moon Medicinals tinctures, syrups, and cordials, made by local herbalist Sarai Black, Stinging Nettle chocolate truffles made by Nicole Pepper, Salted Caramel sauce made by Morgan Grundstein-Helvey of Dovetail Bakery, tarot readings by Dexter Flowers, and more secret surprises. Save the date!
sword+fern's patron saint of magical plant realness and all that is earthy and rad: