Local Events + Classes
Free Community Education Program
The Community Education Program is part of East Bay Herbals' mission to provide accessible and relatable information about herbal medicine to the community. All classes are free and open to the public, though registration (if applicable) is recommended.
Fire Cider Making Demo
Pittsburg Library - Pittsburg, Ca
Tuesday, October 29th 2019 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm / Free
Join us for an evening talk on herbal remedies for cold and flu season with a special look at the traditional herbal remedy, fire cider. We will talk about the ingredients that go into fire cider, what makes them medicinal, and ways you can use this popular cold and flu season tonic in your own home. The class will include a fire cider making demo, and each participant will go home with their own jar of cider. Registration is required.
Herbs For Winter Health
Martinez Library - Martinez, Ca
Monday, December 9th 2019 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm / Free
Join us for an evening talk on herbal remedies for cold and flu season with a special look at kitchen-centric herbal remedies that you and your family can prepare for the months ahead. We will talk about specific herbs and how they can be applied as well as simple recipes that are easy to make at home.
Medicinal Syrups, Elixirs, and Gummies
Herb Folk Community Medicine
Herb Folk - Petaluma, Ca
Saturday November 2nd, 2019/ 10:00 am - 12:00 am / $60
Join us for a seasonal winter immunity workshop featuring syrups, elixirs, and jellies. In this class we will explore winter immunity through the plant world, with a special focus on kitchen-centric ways to prepare one of the season’s most powerful allies - elderberry! We will also dive into other creative ways to prepare plant medicine featuring some seasonally relevant recipes. This class will include a demo on making elderberry syrup, and each participant will go home with their elderberry syrup kit.
Winter Wellness Day: Fire Cider Class
The Barn and Pantry
The Barn & Pantry - Dixon, Ca
December 14, 2019 / 10:30 - 12:00 pm / $35
Join East Bay Herbals at the lovely Barn & Pantry mercantile and coffee shop for this Saturday morning class about the traditional herbal remedy, fire cider. We will be learning about and making our own batch of this potent winter elixir just in time for cold and flu season. Each participant will go home with their own jar of cider!
The Home Herbalist
Martinez Adult Community Education
The Martinez Adult School, Martinez, Ca
Winter Session: January 21, 2020 - February 11, 2020
Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm / $100
Join Clinical Herbalist Anna Marie Beauchemin of East Bay Herbals for a four-week course on how to begin incorporating everyday herbalism into your life. We will cover the basics of herbal medicine, natural remedies for common ailments, and ways to begin using herbs in your home and kitchen. The class will include lessons on simple medicine making, leaving you with the skills needed to start making and using herbal medicine right away! Class fee is $75 with a $25 materials fees payable to the instructor.
Orchard Nursery Harvest Festival
Orchard Nursery - Lafayette, Ca
Saturday October 19, 2019 / 11:00 am - 4:00 pm / Free
Join East Bay Herbals at the 2019 Orchard Nursery Harvest Festival. We will be tabling at the event with a selection of our artisan goods along with a varitety of other lovely vendors. Stop by and say hi and explore the many offerings that herbalism has to share.
Rodger's Ranch Holiday Boutique
Rodger's Ranch Heritage Center - Pleasant Hill, Ca
Saturday December 7th, 2019 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Free
Join East Bay Herbals at the 2019 Rodger's Ranch Holiday Boutique. We will be tabling at the event with a selection of our artisan goods and wellness consultation certificates along with a varitety of other lovely vendors. Stop by and say hi and explore the many benefits that herbalism has to share!
Medicinal Plant Walks
Please check back in Spring 2020 for more regional herb walks.
Past Events + Workshops
Class Series: The Home Herbalist - September 24th - October 15th, 2019 - Martinez Adult Education, Martinez, Ca
Workshop: Kitchen Medicinals - Wednesday August 28th, 2019.- Herb Folk Community Medicine, Petaluma, Ca
Workshop: The Medicine of Lavender - Saturday June 22nd, 2019 - Soul Food Farm, Vacaville, Ca
Community Event: DVC Horticulture Department Herb Fair - Sunday May 5th, 2019 - Pleasant Hill, Ca
Free Community Class: Medicinal Broths - soups, stews, and other healing winter foods - Saturday February 9th, 2019 - Martinez Library, Martinez Ca
Free Community Class: Love Your Lungs: herbs that help support a healthy respiratory system - Tuesday April 30th, 2019 - Martinez Library, Martinez, Ca
Free Community Class: Holiday Special - DIY Elderberry Syrup - Tuesday December 4th, 2018 - Martinez Library, Martinez, Ca
Free Community Class: Herbs for Winter Immunity - Saturday November 10, 2019 - Harvest House, Concord, Ca
Free Community Class: Herbal Fire Cider Demo and Workshop - Friday October 12, 2018 - Orchard Nursery, Lafayette, Ca
Free Community Class: DIY Herbal Medicine - Oils, Vinegars, Salves. Sunday, August 12 2018 - Harvest House, Concord Ca
Local Outreach: Pleasant Hill Herb Society Herb Day 2018. Sunday July 15, 2018 - Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, Pleasant Hill, Ca
Free Community Class: Herbal Skincare for Sun Exposure. Sunday, July 8 2018 - Harvest House, Concord, Ca
Local Outreach: Martinez Beaver Festival. Sunday, June 30 2018 - Martinez, Ca
Free Community Class: Medicinal Teas + Refreshing Herbal Beverages. Sunday, June 10 2018 - Harvest House, Concord, Ca
Herb Walk: Parent Child Herb Walk w/East Bay Forest School. Saturday, June 9 2018 - Crockett Hills Regional Park, Crockett, Ca
Free Community Class: Medicinal Herb Gardening + Planning for Pollinators. Saturday, May 19 2018 - Harvest House, Concord, CA
Herb Walk: Medicinal Plants w/ Sierra Club. Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Crockett Hills Regional Park, Crockett, Ca
Free Community Class: Intro to Herbal Medicine + Herbs for Seasonal Allergies. Sunday, April 15 2018 - Harvest House, Concord, CA