In this hands-on gathering we will cover a few ways of making plants into medicine. We will explore different methods for a great cup of tea and introduce the basics of creating tinctures. Familiar plants will guide us through the medicine making process as we seek real practical basics to get us started creating our own apothecary. We will get to directly experience a handful of plants along the journey and come away with our own tincture too!
Gradey Proctor is a botanist and gardener who has spent over 16 years studying the flora and fungi of Oregon's forests. Gradey studied herbalism at Columbines School of Botanical studies. His newest endeavor, the Medicine Garden, is an independent herbal nursery and plant medicine CSA. Gradey has taught botany at the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies for a decade now. Developing a relationship with place drives his passion for gardening and wildcrafting medicinal and edible plants — and he loves supporting his community by teaching others to do the same.