One Day Classes  

 

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Portland Community College and Chemeketa Community College

We are in our 16th year of offering classes through Portland Community College and more recently we also began offering classes through Chemeketa Community College in Salem.  These non-credit community education classes are designed for personal enrichment and development, although these classes certainly may complement an academic path or inspire a career change. 

Each class is an individual one-day exploration into herbalism.  By compiling a few classes together they serve as a sound introduction to the world of botanical medicine.  According to your budget and interest level you might take one, a few or all of the classes offered per term and/or throughout the school year.

If you are just starting out or have been dabbling by yourself and are now ready to take a formal class we recommend that you start with the Medicinal Herbalism class. Medicinal Herbalism serves as the base or foundation class and then any of the other one-day classes will make excellent introductory electives.

Medicinal Herbalism is offered frequently, and throughout the year other classes such as Herbal Beauty, Body & Bath (fall), Aromatherapy (winter), Herbal First Aid (spring), Herbs for Women, Herbal Libations, Herbs for Winter Wellness and various Herb Walks have also been offered.  For upcoming topics and dates check back here or with the college catalogues.

This is adult non-credit life enriching education however, some classes may be utilized for those seeking continuing education credits in certain fields, please check with your licensing board.

Pre-registration is highly recommended

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Medicinal Herbalism

An overview of western botanical medicines its uses & practices. Students will learn the basics of how to properly make teas, tinctures and how to work with oils.  Students will take samples home. Tutition and materials fee TBA.

PCC   Saturday   TBA

Newberg, OR   more to come

 

 

 

Other Classes we have offered through

the Community Colleges

Term  & Location TBA   

 

Aromatherapy

Learn how to use essential oils for fun and wellness; it's more than just inhaling! Key concepts, blending and administering products safely and effectively will be covered. Students will take samples home. Suggested prereq: Medicinal Herbalism. 

 

Herbal First Aid

Recipies discussed and hands on samples to demonstrate how to make herbal first aid kits for home or for travel.  Class covers basics such as antiseptics, salves, ointments and more. Suggested prereq: Medicinal Herbalism. 

 

Caring for Your Chickens Naturally

Class covers how to naturally & holistically care for your homestead or city chickens focusing on small flocks & laying hens, breeds, brooding, coop management, wing care, pests, predators, feed, contagious diseases as well as behavioral quirks.  Bring your questions, less lecture more Q & A. 

 

Medicinal Plant Walk

We will casually stroll through the park looking for plants to observe and discuss focusing on herbs, flowers, shrubs, trees and weeds that are medicinal.  Get to know the plants growing in your neck of the woods.  Nature lovers, it’s finally summer time.  Let’s enjoy the outdoors together!

 

To register for Community College classes:

We do not accept registration or registration fees for classes offered at either Community College through this website. 

Please check with the college for class fees. For PCC only there's an in class, payable the day of, lab fee of $15 plus the PCC registration fees. We can accept cash or check or you can pre pay with Pay Pal through this site.  For CCC that same lab fee is built into the cost of registration.  

For Portland Community College (PCC) classes only   

register by phone 503-977-4933    OR    on the web at  PCC

From the PCC home page click on "Take a Class for Fun"

Community Education home page -> Health and Wellness -> Term Selection ->

Herbalism and Natural Products -> class title: such as Medicinal Herbalism

OR  for returning PCC students go directly to my.pcc.edu

 

For Chemeketa Community College (CCC) classes only   

register by phone 503-365-4773     OR    on the web at  CCC

From the CCC home page click on "Wanting to Learn Just for Fun?"  Wait for the Community Education catalog to open as a PDF then scroll down to find our classes.   For new and returning CCC students you can register through my.chemeketa.com

 

More One Day Classes
Occasionally other classes are
offered throughout the community...

Medicinal Plant Walk

We will casually stroll through the park looking for plants to observe and discuss focusing on herbs, flowers, shrubs, trees and weeds that are medicinal.  Get to know the plants growing in your neck of the woods.  Nature lovers, it’s finally summer time.  Let’s enjoy the outdoors together!

  

Time:  Next Class TBA

Where: Willamette Mission State Park - 10991 Wheatland Rd NE, Gervais,

 

Directions: Wheatland Rd, 8 mi. N of Salem - take I-5 Exit 263 and follow the signs heading west to Willamette Mission State Park.

Cost: $30 per person.  Sign up with and bring a friend for $55 per couple.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended. We can accept cash, check or Pay Pal.   Please note to pay by credit/debit card we can only accept Pay Pal prior to the day of class. Day of class cash or check only.

Entrance and Park day use fee $5.00 per car not included in tuition fees.

Meet in the parking lot just right of the main gate, under the walnut tree.  Come prepared for a casual 1-2 mile stroll.  Bring snacks/lunch and water as well as items for the elements: sturdy shoes, layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, etc...

Suggested books:

Plants of the Pacific Northwest - Pojar/MacKinnon

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West - Michael Moore

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