Oct
14
11:00 am11:00

Souwester workshop: Nourshing Ourselves into Winter with Foods and Herbs with Paige Common

 

 

$40

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Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

Chef and Owner of Eatin Alive, Paige Common and Clinical Herbalist, Lara Pacheco of Seed and Thistle will lead participants through a hands on workshop to learn how to prepare for the Winter season.  Attendees will make elderberry syrups and fire cider to take home while learning the folkore and medicinal uses of this age old medicine.  Paige will nourish us with a hearty, warming lunch while we also prepare broths to deepen the support for our immune systems in the coming cold and flu season.  Join us to welcome in the Autumn air as the coastal seasons shift.

Detroit born and bred, soulful living inspires this gal: healthy diets, hearty laughter and active lifestyle. Paige stated preparing plant-based foods in her Portland kitchen giving life to Eatin’ Alive in 2010.  She believes that a rainbow a day will keep the doctor away. Paige is available for one-on-one health coaching, recipe development, pre/post-natal consultations, small event catering, speaking engagements and classes. 

COST: $40

BRING: Please bring notebooks and pens to take notes. Hot tea and coffee provided. Lunch is provided by chef, Paige Common.

All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

RSVP via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542


Jul
16
10:00 am10:00

Grow Your Own Medicinal Herb Garden

 

Join Lara Pacheco of Seed and Thistle Apothecary to welcome in the summer by learning to cultivate and use homegrown medicinal herbs.  In this class students will learn about the medicinal properties of Calendula, Motherwort, Marshmallow, and Yarrow, four herbs that can be easily cultivated in your home garden. We will use the medicinal herb gardens on the farm to learn the best growing, harvesting and processing techniques for each plant and why learning to grow your own medicine can be a wonderful way to invite herbs into your home. In the second half of the class students will participate in making an infused calendula oil and a yarrow tincture while learning about simple medicine making techniques and how to transform home grown herbs into powerful medicine.

Students will leave with the confidence to begin growing and making their own medicine at home, a jar of yarrow tincture, as well as a transplants to help get their own medicinal garden started.

A simple lunch will be provided, please pack a water bottle and wear comfortable, farm-appropriate clothing & footwear. You will receive an email with directions to Flying Coyote Farm and more info a week prior to the workshop.

Register here.

Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Family Herbal Day Retreat

Join Lara Pacheco and Kate Coulton of Seed and Thistle Apothecary and Chef, Paige Common of Eatin Alive for a day to nurture the family dynamic through herbal crafting, nutrition and food.  We’ll have a few herbal craft projects with medicine to take home for the family medicine cabinet and then Paige will lead us through some hands on food making that we all get to partake in eating.  Lunch, dessert, and tea included!

Mar
17
Mar 19

Wild Forage Weekend Retreat at Big Bear Camp

  • Big Bear Camp

Join Lara Pacheco of Seed and Thistle Apothecary and Paige Common of Eatin Alive for our annual Wild Forage Retreat in the Woods at Big Bear Camp for the weekend of March 17th-19th.  We'll use this time in a sacred place near the forest to connect with the emerging plants of the season that help us transition from Winter Stagnation to Spring movement and that nourish us while we adjust to the seasons.  We will learn medicinal properties and preparations of the wild plants we forage and Paige will feed and lead us through some nourishing food recipes.  We'll gather to ground with gentle yoga and be intentional in helping us to connect our awareness to our bodies, the landscape, elements and season.

Register here:  https://wildforage.eventbrite.com

Retreat Location: Big Bear Camp in Walton, Oregon 

Enjoy 80 acres of forest tucked in its own little valley in the Siuslaw watershed, about 30 miles west of Eugene, Oregon.  Big Bear offers and unique combination of accomodation from a comfortable lodge, furnished yurts to improved tent camping.

Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Mother-Daughter Heart Setting Weekend

A heart setting herbalism experience for mothers of all kinds (aunties, grandmothers, mentors) and their daughters


Calling mothers of all types (aunties, guardians, godmothers, mentors) and daughters to gather with Rewild Portland and Seed & Thistle Apothecary as we hold space together and set intentions of connecting with the heart.  Participants will craft herbs into chocolates, tea blends, salves, lotions, and other self care preparations from medicinal herbs. As we create the space to nurture the mother/daughter dynamic, we will also learn to honor self-care through self-love. We will be providing a hearty, vegetarian stew and there will be plenty of tea. Pack snacks if necessary.

 

Time & Location

Seed & Thistle Apothecary
6520 NE Wygant St
Portland, OR 97218

January 14th
10am-3pm

 

Register at :  http://www.rewildportland.com/mother_daughter_herbalism/

 

Nov
11
Nov 13

Teaching again at the 8th annual Portland Plant Medicine Gathering

I'll be teaching again with the Portland Plant Medicine Gathering.

Building resiliency and autonomy via womb education

How do we as herbalists help guide our female bodied youth to cultivate the wild within, while giving them tools to resist aparadigm thatseeks to dominate, normalize, commodify, and surrender the free feminine spirit?  The confined parameters of power that plagued our ancestors for thousands of years continue today in different forms and begin with our youth.  Join Lara Pacheco from Seed and Thistle Apothecary who will share her model of work and tools in the form of herbal youth programming to assist them in discovering plant allies while also developing an awareness of their bodies and the surrounding landscapes and elements.  Herbs that we have worked with will be shared.  Rather than shame and fear, Lara seeks to build a culture of love and respect for the mystical nature of the female body and the beauty in all young body types regardless of gender. This work has been her greatest avenues of hope in a continuing climate of fear and patriarchal power.

Combating Systemic Oppression by Cultivating the Wild with Home and Heart grown Medicine

Join Lara Pacheco of Seed and Thistle Apothecary as she explores the various ways we can help connect people to the surrounding landscapes, plants, and the healing potential of their bodies while also sustaining a small scale herbal business that aligns with your ethics and goals.  She'll share the work she's been involved with in her neighborhood as a business women, community activist, and herbal medicine ambassador.   She's also discuss models of educational programming and the latest project of starting a mobile herbal clinic, The Seasonal Wellness Collective, to help perpetuate herbalism as a model of empowerment and access.  Also included will be a discussion of some vital plants to be a part and the drivers of this type of work.

 

Oct
21
Oct 23

Forage for Health Fall Retreat

Join Eatin Alive and Seed and Thistle Apothecary for a Fall Retreat to nourish and deepen our roots in preparation for a Cold and Flu Winter Season.  Gather around the fire and cozy up at Big Bear Retreat in Walton, Oregon as we wildcraft, make elderberry syrup and cordials and learn some nourishing and warming recipes for Fall meals. 

Cost includes lodging, wild edibles cooking class, 4 meals (2 breakfasts + 2 dinners) and medicine to take home.

Retreat Location: Big Bear Camp in Walton, Oregon 

Enjoy 80 acres of forest tucked in its own little valley in the Siuslaw watershed, about 30 miles west of Eugene, Oregon.  

Glamping at Big Bear Camp in Walton, Oregon

Big Bear Camp is rustic and cozy especially in the winter/spring months.  The main lodge has a pullout bed, sleeping pads and cots to sleep on.  The main lodge is heated + it has a wood burning fireplace.  The yurt will be used for light yoga and meditation heated by a wood burning stove.  Tent camping is also an option however it may be rainy in October.  If you do decide to camp there are plenty of cots and sleeping mats to make your sleeping experience a bit more comfortable.  There is also a covered structure that you can camp under.  

Whatever sleeping arrangement you choose we will make sure to keep the fire stoked for a cozy experience.

If you have any questions please email seedandthistle@gmail.com

Register here:  https://fallforagingretreat.eventbrite.com

Sep
8
Sep 11

Teaching at the 30th Breitenbush Herbal Conference

I have the honor of teaching at this year's 30th Breitenbush Herbal Conference with the theme of 'Herbalism is for Everyone:  Passionate Healing'. 

 

 

The Breitenbush Herbal Conference is an annual gathering for herbalists and healers of all kinds. People come from all corners to celebrate and learn from some of the most inspiring teachers in our herbal community. The healing waters and ancient forests of Breitenbush provide an unforgettable setting for this gathering. Workshops, demonstrations and herb walks appeal to all levels of students. Fine handmade goods and books are available in the Herbal Marketplace. Much joy and laughter is to be shared during the Talent Show and Raffle. One can also take a hike along one of the forest trails, a meditative walk through the large labyrinth, start the morning with an energizing yoga practice or receive a healing massage after a day of soaking in the sacred springs.

 

Jul
17
10:00 am10:00

Grow Your Own Medicinal Herb Garden with Wildcraft Studio School

Join me in welcoming in the summer by learning to cultivate and use homegrown medicinal herbs at the Flying Coyote Farm in Sandy, OR.  In this class students will learn about the medicinal properties of Calendula, Motherwort, Marshmallow, and Yarrow, four herbs that can be easily cultivated in your home garden. We will use the medicinal herb gardens on the farm to learn the best growing, harvesting and processing techniques for each plant and why learning to grow your own medicine can be a wonderful way to invite herbs into your home. In the second half of the class students will participate in making an infused calendula oil and a yarrow tincture while learning about simple medicine making techniques and how to transform home grown herbs into powerful medicine.  Register here.

Students will leave with the confidence to begin growing and making their own medicine at home as well as a transplant of each herb to help get their medicinal garden started.

A simple lunch will be provided, please pack a water bottle and wear comfortable, farm-appropriate clothing & footwear. You will receive an email with directions to Flying Coyote Farm and more info a week prior to the workshop.

Apr
15
Apr 17

Combating Systemic Oppression by Cultivating the Wild with Home and Heart Grown Medicine

Please join me to teach this class and help lead a round table discussion of Radical Herbology at the First Medicinal Herb Growing and Marketing Conference in beautiful Fort Warden, Washington for the weekend of April 15th-17th, 2016.  Please take a look at the flier below and at www.friendsofthetrees.net for more information and registration.

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Annual Forage for Health Bike Ride
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Annual Forage for Health Bike Ride

Join Seed and Thistle Apothecary and Eatin' Alive for our annual Forage for Health Class series where we bike through NE Portland, visiting a few neighborhood farms, identifying wild edibles and medicinals.  Paige Common of Eatin' Alive will lead us through some raw food recipes and Lara Pacheco will teach us the medicinal virtues of our plant friends and how we can help support the body through this seasonal transition.  Register here if interested as spots fill up fast.  Bikers and car drivers are welcome.

Dec
10
6:30 pm18:30

Winter's Herbal Preparation Class at Salt, Fire, and Time

Join Lara Pacheco of Seed and Thistle Apothecary as we embrace Winter by learning how to nourish + prepare our hearts, bodies, and minds for the short days and long nights that the approaching winter solstice will bring. We will explore the folklore of Winter and traditional practices that nourish and provide deep immune support. We will prepare elderberry syrup, share bone broth recipes, and explore medicinal roots that we can incorporate into winter cooking to help maximize health. All participants will take home a 2 oz. bottle of the syrup we make together.

For more information and to register, go here:

http://saltfireandtime.com/event/winters-herbal-preparations/

 


Oct
1
1:00 pm13:00

Fall Class Series at Blendily

Join me as I teach the Herbal Infusions Class as part of the Backyard Series and the Elderberry Syrup and Fire Cider classes as part of the Cold & Flu Series that take place at the Blendily shop!  More information on the flyer below!

Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Forage for Health Summer Series

Join us for another Forage for Health class series with Ms. Paige Common of Eatin Alive and Seed and Thistle Apothecary. We'll begin at Gladys Bikes and bike through the Cully neighborhood and end at The Side Yard Farm on July 18th, 10-2pm. We'll learn, taste and smell some wild edibles and cultivated medicinals. We'll have hands on recipe making and leave with herbal salves after having tasted some herbal popsicles and raw, gluten and vegan free pizzas!!! Need I say more? More information on the flier and sign up at https://rawbikeforage.eventbrite.com

Jan
10
2:00 pm14:00

Replenishing the Womb: Holistic Blood Building for Women

Replenishing the Womb: Holistic Blood Building for Women

  • Saturday, January 10th
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Southwest Sanctuary

In this offering, clinical herbalist Lara Pacheco & full spectrum doula Samantha Zipporah will share their knowledge of herbal allies, nutrition, & lifestyle choices to help support the bleeding woman’s body in replenishing itself. The suggestions & options explored can be effective in both prevention & healing of iron deficiency or anemia.

The workshop will include:

*Herbal & nutritional options to avoid & heal anemia & iron deficiency

*Herbal iron Syrup Medicine Making Demonstration

*Insights into discerning the meaning of color, consistency, & flow of your menstrual or postpartum bleeding (postpartum includes full spectrum of pregnancy experiences: birth, abortion, or miscarriage)

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$20-$40 pay-what-you-can, no one turned away for lack of funds, trade available with prior communication

please send payment via paypal to lara.pacheco.w@gmail.com by January 5th

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Lara Pacheco is a clinical herbalist who runs Seed and Thistle Apothecary LLC, which is a monthly subscription of seasonally based herbal preparations that include a customized apothecary that matches specific plant medicine to a person's specific health picture. She offers consultations, support for women's health, and as a Latina she is currently collecting oral histories from Latina Curanderas in the Portland community.

www.seedandthistle.com

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Samantha Zipporah is a full spectrum doula & holistic sexual health educator. She believes the mind, body, & spirit connection deserve reverence & respect. Sam finds great inspiration from the places that science & spirituality fortify one another. The roots of her studies are in traditional midwifery “womb to tomb” style care. Her approach is grounded by a solid understanding of biochemistry & biology, & is nourished by playfulness, sass, & reverent spirituality.

www.samanthazipporah.com

 

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Oct
5
2:00 pm14:00

Replenishing the Womb: Holistic Blood Building for Women

  • Southwest Sanctuary

In this offering, clinical herbalist Lara Pacheco & full spectrum doula Samantha Zipporah will share their knowledge of herbal allies, nutrition, & lifestyle choices to help support the bleeding woman’s body in replenishing itself. The suggestions & options explored can be effective in both prevention & healing of iron deficiency or anemia.

The workshop will include:

*Herbal & nutritional options to avoid & heal anemia & iron deficiency

*Herbal iron Syrup Medicine Making Demonstration

*Insights into discerning the meaning of color, consistency, & flow of your menstrual or postpartum bleeding (postpartum includes full spectrum of pregnancy experiences: birth, abortion, or miscarriage)

*********************

$20-$40 pay-what-you-can, no one turned away for lack of funds, trade available with prior communication

please send payment via paypal to lara.pacheco.w@gmail.com by Oct. 1st

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Lara Pacheco is a clinical herbalist who runs Seed and Thistle Apothecary LLC, which is a monthly subscription of seasonally based herbal preparations that include a customized apothecary that matches specific plant medicine to a person's specific health picture. She offers consultations, support for women's health, and as a Latina she is currently collecting oral histories from Latina Curanderas in the Portland community.

www.seedandthistle.com

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Samantha Zipporah is a full spectrum doula & holistic sexual health educator. She believes the mind, body, & spirit connection deserve reverence & respect. Sam finds great inspiration from the places that science & spirituality fortify one another. The roots of her studies are in traditional midwifery “womb to tomb” style care. Her approach is grounded by a solid understanding of biochemistry & biology, & is nourished by playfulness, sass, & reverent spirituality.

www.samanthazipporah.com

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May
14
6:15 pm18:15

Stress. How do we minimize the impact of a evolutionary advantage with the help of plants?

  • Herb Shoppe

Come join me at the Herb Shoppe ( 3327 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214) on Wednesday, May 14th as a part of a free lecture series from 6:15-7:15.  I'll discuss what happens to the body when we are under stress, how we can navigate our relationship to stress, and finally what are some herbal allies to help us along the way.

Nov
27
12:30 pm12:30

Basics of Western Energetics at Portland Plant Medicine Gathering 2013

The Basics of Western Energetics
with Casandra Johns and Lara Pacheco

This class is based on the building blocks of the Western Energetic tradition, covering the major pairs: hot/cold, damp/dry, tense/lax. It will be group and discussion-oriented. We’ll be defining what exactly “energetics” is and why it’s an important foundation to an herbal practice. We’ll then be brainstorming and discussing the major indications of each energetic state as it presents in the body, focusing on how to recognize constitutional versus acute presentation, and touching on plants as they interact with each energetic state if we have time at the end. This class is geared toward beginners and folks wanting to brush-up on the basics.

Oct
13
5:00 pm17:00

Cold and Flu season prevention!

On October 27th from 4-5pm at the Seed and Thistle Headquarters, we'll go over helpful tips in diet, lifestyle, and herbs to use that can help us along the painful Colds and Flu season.  CSH members can expect to leave with helpful handouts on how to work with some of the medicine already distributed that season and be empowered to help themselves and family members on steps in prevention, but also how to help out when a person gets sick.  Please inquire if not a CSH member and are interested in the class.

Summer Season Plant Medicine and Yoga Workshop
Jul
27
10:00 am10:00

Summer Season Plant Medicine and Yoga Workshop

Come join Leah from Weaver Wellness and I on a day filled with movement through Mt. Tabor, cooling asanas, and education of the medicinal uses of Calendula.  For more information, email Leah at weaverwellness@gmail.com or you can email me through this website!
 

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