16 new events + another fantastic plant monograph and more!

Hi there, 

Just wanted to keep you updated on all of the herbal happenings, as promised. These past couple of weeks I listed 16 new events, and there's more in the queue! 

Herbalist Mel Kasting wrote the most recent plant monograph on Devil's club. Here's a little morsel from it:

If we parse this striking plant’s latin name into three segments, we find ‘opolo’ meaning armored, ‘panax’ meaning heal-all, and ‘horridus’ meaning to stand on end, fiercely. So this plant literally means fiercely armored heal-all; an apt description.

The first time I saw Devil’s club, I was on a field trip with the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. We had been hiking along an incline and down below, in the moist bellows where two hills met, stood a large patch quietly looming over the smaller ground cover plants. I remember feeling awed by its prehistoric appearance. And a little timid, like I was about to meet someone I have looked up to for years. Talk about presence.

Be sure and check that out the whole monograph, in all of its glory by clicking HERE.

More in monograph news, I updated the look of the page. It has all sorts of pretty pictures, and I made the navigation slightly easier. Let me know your thoughts on the new look, if ya dig it, or if ya don't, feedback is always welcome :)    www.herbrally.com/monographs

Our Common Roots just released a new online program called "Next Generation Herbalist" that I would definitely recommend checking out. The course is taught by esteemed herbalists Chad Cornell and Robert Rogers. You can find more information by going here: http://ourcommonroots.com/next-herbalist/.

Also, just wanted to promote my pal Thomas Easley's school. He teaches an in-person herbalism apprenticeship, but did you know that his school also has online courses? To see what he has to offer, you can click HERE (Yes, this is an affiliate link. Thomas is an amazing instructor, and affiliate purchases are a great way to support HerbRally). 

If you're interested in other ways of supporting HerbRally and its mission to get people outside and to events where they can commune with the plants and plant people, here's a couple of ways you can do so

  • Purchase a botanical illustration t-shirt (or the new Dandelion Hoodie) at the HerbRally shop. Here's a link to that: http://herbrally.myshopify.com/
  • Donate as little as a $1/month to the HerbRally Patreon page. For more info on that, click HERE.

Don't forget to check out all of the herbal events listed below! 

Much love,
Mason

Events

Taste of Herbs a la Carte
July 9th - 10th, 2016
Barnet, VT

Herbal First Aid with Brunem Warshaw
July 9th, 2016
Oakland, CA

Creating Bioreginoal Incense
July 16th, 2016
Florence, MA

First Aid Class from the Ozark Grannywoman Heritage
July 13th, 2016
Eureka Springs, AR

2016 Herbal Medicine And-Then-Some-Fair
July 17th, 2016
Oakland, CA

Introduction to Chinese Medicine and Circulation Therapies
July 19th, 2016
Eugene, OR

Beauty by Nature
August 6th - 7th, 2016
Barnet, VT

Herbs for the Mouth: A Weekend Immersion with Leslie Alexander
August 6th, 2016
Troy, IL

Herbal First Aid
August 2nd, 2016
Eugene, OR

Herbal Product Making
August 16th, 2016
Eugene, OR

Introduction to Permaculture
August 18th, 2016
Eugene, OR

Herbalism as a Career Path
August 23rd, 2016
Eugene, OR

The Art of Pleasure Medicine Retreat
November 21st - 28th, 2016
Centro Ashé, Costa Rica

Doula Training
January 11th - 18th, 2017
Centro Ashé, Costa Rica

Plant Spirit Herbalism Retreat
February 22nd - 28th, 2017
Centro Ashé, Costa Rica

Tropical Herbal Apprenticeship
April 20th - May 18th, 2017
Centro Ashé, Costa Rica

Mason is the creator of HerbRally and the Event and Outreach Coordinator for Mountain Rose Herbs. He studied herbalism, wildcrafting and botany at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, OR.

Mason is the creator of HerbRally and the Event and Outreach Coordinator for Mountain Rose Herbs. He studied herbalism, wildcrafting and botany at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, OR.