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Lavender Harvest
Dates: 6/18, 8/12, 8/20
Location: 5450 Running Springs Ranch Road
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Lavender harvest in the Coast Range of Mendocino County. If you love Lavender, you can’t get any closer to Lavender love than this.

Free to all. Essential oil gifts for all participants.

My Home Herbiary
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 5:30-7pm
Location: The Muse- 30 E. San Francisco Ave. Willits
Registration not necessary, all are welcome!

Instructor: Caitlin Wolf

Learn the art of creating ritual and ceremony for everyday self-care, intention setting, and seasonal transistions using herbs in our bio region. Bring a mug for tea.

$15 – $25 Sliding Scale / $5 off For Herb Guild Members

Meet the Instructors

Alphabetical by first name

Alan Randolph – Former advertising Creative Director from San Francisco turned farmer, spends 18 months researching possibilities for planting on his land. Rules out grapes (too labor intensive). Rules out Cannabis (the market is saturated) . Then he happily discovers the altitude and the terroir of his little patch on the earth is perfect for the “Swiss Army Knife of Plants.” And so, the Lavender adventure begins.

Amber and Casey O’Neill created HappyDay Farms, a diversified homestead in the Laytonville area. Their polyculture terraced gardens produce food year round for the local Farmers Market. They were the 2018 recipients of the Regenerative Cannabis Farm award.

For nearly a decade Ana Victoria Salcido-Cobbe has watched soil transform, has nourished plants from seed, and has reveled in the fruits of the bountiful garden. Sharing her love of hierbes (herbs) through story, garden tending and medicine making brings her unmatched joy.

Andy Taylor learned the value and practice of self-reliance in treating  one’s own illnesses and injuries through wilderness adventures, expeditions, employment in hazardous occupations, years of foreign travel and raising five children.  He has focused on the study and use of plant medicines for the last 14 yeas.  He has lived in the town of Elk since 1982.

Anna Hope has been studying herbalism for 15 years. She balances learning from experience and observing the natural world with reviewing scientific studies and historical uses of plants. She has been making and selling herbal products under her brand Elemental Botanicals for 4 years. She has taught herbal classes at the Women’s Empowerment Action Camp, Tree of Life School, Buckeye Earthskills Gathering, and the Farmer’s Convergence. She is a founding member of the Mendocino County Herb Guild

Beth Riedel, AHG, NC has over 30 years experience as and professional herbalist /nutritional counselor/teacher. She has created and taught classes and walks for a variety of schools and businesses including: Santa Rosa Junior College, Kaiser Hospital, California School of Herbal Studies, Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium (NCWHS), Institute of Educational Therapy, Elderhostel, Breitenbush Herbal Conference, as well as private classes. Beth developed and managed the First Aid/Wellness Center at NCWHS for over 12 years, and was President of the Sonoma County Herb Association. She brings a wealth of knowledge and love of nature to her classes.

Blair Phillips has been working with plants since he was a teenager, this fascination led him to study herbs, healing arts, and found Common Vision as well as He spent time in village life in Africa, Peru, and Mexico, as well as enjoyed the privilege of spending time with some elders from native California and the US. These experiences have been insightful into maintaining a holistic and simple approach to working with plants.

Caitlin Wolf is a Community Folk Herbalist + medicine maker. She is the owner of Root Girl Herbals.

Donna d’Terra is a life-long student of the plants.  She is Founder and Director of Motherland Herb School, where classes have been offered for the past 30 years with a focus on local, regenerative and sustainable herbalism.  Donna has a small herbal tincture business, Down-to-Earth Herbs, and an herbal plant start business, Motherland Medicinal Herbs.

Jamie Chevalier has gardened professionally in California and Alaska.  For 14 years she worked for Bountiful Gardens Seed Catalog as staff horticulturist.  She trialed and selected varieties for the catalog which she photographed and wrote.  Jamie is the owner of Quail Seeds, a mail order business, and lives in the Hearst-Eel River bioregion outside of Willits.

Jessica Curl Rose, with her husband Ken, founded Three Springs Institute, which includes a school, clinic, pharmacy and farm. She grows medicinal herbs at the Stanford Eco Resort near the town of Mendocino. Three Springs Farm has participated in local Farmers Markets, created a CSA for patients, and has worked on networking acupuncturists with local growers.

Karin Uphoff is a Clinical Health Practitioner, Herbalist, & host of Healing Health Perspectives on KZYX.

KiOhmA is a Central Valley transplant who lived most of her life in Mendocino County. A passionate, life-long herbalist, she is a farmer and owner of Anarchy Herbals, where her focus is on keeping herbal medicine alive and Of The People. Her classes are hands-on and enjoyed by both learned and novice herbalists.

Luna Hart is an Internal Cleansing Specialist that has been supporting individuals through seasonal cleanses, dietary changes and obtaining desired health goals since 2007. She has been on her own health journey and self education since 1999. She is a Holistic Health Consultant through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC. She is I-ACT certified at the Foundation Level as a Colon Hydrotherapist. She practiced massage, cranial sacral, and polarity therapy as a full time profession for seven years. Luna also is a practitioner and previous coordinator for the Somatic Experiencing Trainings in the Bay.

Mary Pat Palmer, M.A. R.H. offers apprenticeships and classes with local and nationally known herbalists as well as herbal medicine consults, herbal products and an emphasis on native and naturalized plants as well as drought consciousness. She recently completed the Certified Cannabis Consultant program at the California Healing Institute

Selena Rowan lives with her family on an off-grid homestead in rural Mendocino County on land traditionally part of the territory of the Cahto people. With training in non-hierarchical peer support for mental health recovery, bioregional western herbalism, Ayurveda, botany, and biology, Selena has served as a community and clinical herbalist in both California and Oregon. She is available for health consultations in person and over the phone and hosts the Collective Care Holistic Support Group in her Laytonville office. Selena also offers ongoing community classes at Night Hawk Art and Healing Collective in Laytonville. Learn more at

Wendy Read – Holistic Healer and founder of the California Healing Institute and the Caretaker’s Garden Healing Sanctuary.


Addressing Autoimmunity, An Ecological Approach with Karin Uphoff

Springtime Medicine Making Apprenticeship with Wendy Read
Health & Cleansing with Spring Bitters with AnnaHope
Cannabis Therapy for Pets and Livestock with Wendy Read
Cannabis Therapy Consultant Program with Wendy Read
Playing With Plants: A course in Herbal Medicine with Wendy Read & Karin Uphoff
Moving into Spring with Grace with Luna Hart
Mushroom Medicine Making with Rye N Flint
The Heart of Herbology Apprenticeship with Mary Pat Palmer
Empower Your Healing Journey with Caitlin Wolf
Herbal Salve Making with AnnaHope
Herbs & Practices for Vibrant Digestion with Selena Rowen
The Elder Tree & Syrup Making with Anna Hope