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Welcome to “The Herbalist’s Basket” – a series of monthly workshops dedicated to the exploration of seasonal medicinal plants. Join us as we delve into the rich history, enchanting lore, and powerful medicinal properties of each plant. Each workshop offers a unique opportunity to connect with a different plant through both insightful discussions and hands-on experiences.

Cost: $30-$50 sliding scale

645 NE 3rd Street
McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Use side door on Galloway take elevator to 2nd floor

Join us for an immersive experience as we delve into the world of dandelions, exploring their history, crafting delightful items, and savoring their flavors. Let’s gather and celebrate the magic of nature’s pharmacy!

The Herbalist’s Basket Workshop: Dandelion Edition

Join us for an exciting in-person workshop at SoGood Homes NW! Discover the wonders of dandelions with our experienced herbalists. Learn how to create your own herbal remedies and food using this humble and plentiful plant. Get hands-on experience and take home your own unique creation. This workshop is perfect for both beginners and experienced herbal enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the world of herbs and connect with like-minded individuals. Reserve your spot today!


✨ Introductions & Ethical Foraging: Connect with like-minded enthusiasts, delve into ethical foraging, and explore permaculture insights.

✨ Meditation with Plant Spirits: Immerse yourself in guided meditations with Dandelion, share experiences, and deepen your nature connection.

✨ Practical Wisdom: Vicki shares tips on finding, harvesting, and growing Dandelions, accompanied by captivating storytelling.

✨ Communication in Nature: Explore the fascinating world of plant sentience and communication.

✨ Hands-on Workshops: Vicki guides salve making with Dandelion, while Rachel leads us on a journey into the world of medicinal teas.

✨ Social Time & Culinary Delights: Enjoy Seana’s herbal elixir, delectable snacks, and take home goodie bags with herbal treats.

Sliding Scale Pricing

At our workshops, we embrace a sliding scale approach to ensure inclusivity and financial accessibility. This model allows attendees to pay what they can afford, fostering an equitable environment while still ensuring our dedicated instructors are fairly compensated for their expertise.

Together, we aim to create a space that respects diverse economic realities and actively supports the communities who have enriched our practices.

Meet the Teachers

Rachel has been learning and practicing herbalism for over 20 years. She has studied with Cascade Anderson Geller in Portland, and has taken Rosemary Gladstar’s Science and Art of Herbal Medicine. Rachel continues to hone her medicine making craft through experimentation and teachings of other herbalists.

Vicki Gunn is a classical musician, a student of herbalism, and a permaculture teacher and designer. She can be found gardening, spinning, fermenting, or writing. Her passion is to celebrate the beauty of the natural world and make everyone fall in love with it, for one fights to save one’s beloved.

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