Make Your Place Author Raleigh Briggs to Teach a Class This Weekend!
November 17, 2009 — by Adam
Raleigh Briggs, author of Make Your Place and other fine DIY publications, will be teaching a class on herbal home and body care at this weekend's Portland Plant Medicine Gathering. The event, which takes place November 21st and 22nd at The Bamboo Grove on 134 SE Taylor Street, is billed as celebrating "the wealth of herbal and plant knowledge of our finest local Portland Plant People."
Says Raleigh, her class, which takes place on Sunday from 5-6:15pm, will teach people to "use plant medicine to make a strong, clean, happy home and body." She continues, "In this class, we'll learn some basic preparations for herbal cleansers for your house and your body. I'll provide some recipes, but we'll also talk more broadly about how you can create your own formulas at home. This class is for folks who haven't worked with DIY products before, and will probably be too basic for advanced and intermediate practitioners."
Registration for the Portland Plant Medicine Gathering is $100 for both days, $60 for one. Other classes will include Colette Gardiner's Magical Herbs for Healing and Protection, Women's Health and Herbal Medicine by Dr. JJ Pursell, and Ben Pixie's How To Raise Honeybees.
Go to PDX Plant Medicine.org for more info and to see the full schedule.
To read more about Make Your Place check out Amy Karol's excellent blog right here. Raleigh's book and zines can be found here.
The event runs from 10am-6:30pm daily.