Come to my workshop! December 2nd: “Using and Cultivating Medicinal Native Plants of the Pacific West”

Hey y’all, I’ll be hosting a workshop at my work, Oaktown Native Plant Nursery (702 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA) on Saturday, December 2nd, to go along with our giant Native bare-root Bulb sale, an event we named “Bulbapalloza”!!

“Using and Cultivating Medicinal Native Plants of the Pacific West”:

a “mother plant” of Scutellaria californica at Oaktown, out of it’s pot and about to be divided. 

Using plants found in our Nursery, we will discuss some of the most effective and widely used California native medicinal plants, and we’ll also learn about several of the most important, yet overlooked native medicinal plants. We will discuss how to use the plants medicinally, as well as the best soils, time of harvest, best propagation practices and environmental needs for each plant. Nicole’s hope is to promote self reliance through effective self healing, deeper relationships to native plants, and less need to harvest plants from the wild by cultivating them in our own home. 

Some examples of plants we will discuss together are:

the “most commonly known”: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Hedgenettle (Stachys rigida) California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)…etc

the “uncommonly known”: Bee plant (Scrophularia californica), California skullcap (Scutellaria californica), Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica), Ceanothus/Red Root (Ceanothus spp) , Wild ginger (Asarum caudatum), Elk Clover/Spikenard (Aralia californica), Grindelia (Grindelia spp), and etc…

the time of the event is still to be announced…Save the Date though! Maybe I’ll bring tinctures to sample of the plants we study!


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