Local Events + Classes

Community Education Program

The Community Education Program is part of East Bay Herbals' mission to provide accessible and relatable information about herbal medicine and holistic nutrition to the community.  All classes are free or low-cost and are open to the public. We aim to offer at least one free class a season, but feel free to check back on the site for recent additions as they come.

Fire Cider Making Demo

Online Class (via zoom)

East Bay Herbals - Martinez, Ca

Date + Time TBD (November)

Join East Bay Herbals for a free community class on fire cider! This traditional herbal remedy has been a staple in the herbal world for years, and is a go-to elixir for supporting the immune system throughout the winter months. This easy-to-make recipe can be crafted using simple kitchen ingredients and can be taken by the whole family. In this half hour workshop we'll talk about the medicinal value of this fiery drink and make a batch together virtually at the end of class. Ingredients list sent out to all those who register so they can prepare and have their materials on hand.

Lung Love Recording

W/The Remedy (Online Class Recording)

East Bay Herbals - Martinez, Ca

Available Until December 21, 2021 /  Free

This class was co-taught with the wonderful Andrea Telfer-Karbo (FNP) of The Remedy during the Fall of 2020 and we're re-releasing it for your viewing pleasure for the remainder of the fall season. In this informative 1-hour lecture we'll talk about herbs, foods, supplements, and lifestyle strategies to support the respiratory system as we head into autumn and make our way through the tail-end of fire season.

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Workshops + Classes

Spruce Up Your Holidays: Using Herbs + Foods to Turn Holiday Classics into Healing Meals

Online Class (via zoom)

East Bay Herbals - Martinez, Ca

Date + Time TBD  (November)

Friends! After one-and-a-half years of studying holisitic nutirtion, I am so pleased to finally start incorporating this amazing material into my work! In this class we will cover the basics of holistic nutrition, including simple ways to begin incorporating the concepts of a whole foods diet into your day to day lives. We'll explore the concept of how to read labels, how to properly stock your pantry and which foods you should aim to include in your diet on the daily!

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Holiday Events + Markets

Fall Harvest Festival

Soul Food Farm / Vacaville, CA

 

Saturday October 16th, 2021 / 10:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us on October 16th from 10-3 for the Soul Food Farm Fall Harvest Festival! Spend an afternoon at the farm enjoying everything that fall has to bring! There will be a small farmers market, treats, artisan crafts…and a PUMPKIN PATCH! Bring the family, bring a picnic, you can even a little wagon if you're looking to pick some pumpkins!
 

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Port Costa Vendor's Market

Trailer Park Treasures / Port Costa, CA

 

Sunday, October 17th, 2021 / 11:00 - 5:00 pm

A weekly outdoor pop-up local makers and food vendors in the charming town of Port Costa along the Carquinez strait. This intimate market features local artists and chefs and is a wonderful sampling of the gems this area has to offer. Held every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) in downtown Port Costa.

Rodger's Ranch Holiday Market

Rodger's Ranch Heritage Center / Pleasant Hill, CA

 

Saturday December 4th, 2021 / 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Join us at the historic Rodger's Ranch Visitor in Pleasant Hill for a day of ultra local vendors and artisans. This fair is quaint and well curated, with an intentional group of vendors all local to the East Bay area. We are so excited to be have been invited back to this sweet little market once again!

Medicinal Plant Walks

Check back in Spring 2022 for more local plant walks! Until then, check out our new "Medicinal Food Stroll" listed through our "Free Community Education" program that we will be offering at the local farmer's market this summer!

Past Events + Workshops

Medicinal Plant Walk: W/Save Mount Diablo - Mitchell Canyon - May 1, 2021

Free Community Class: Three Part Series - Herbal Wellness; March 9th, April 13th, May 11th 2021 - Martinez Library (online)

Workshop: Cooking With Herbs: Fall - Monday, September 28th, 2020 - Online Class via Zoom

Free Community Class: Lung Love + Recording - Friday, August 28th, 2020 - Online Class w/ The Remedy

Virtual Pop-Up Apothecary: low-cost community herbal consultations - July 6th - July 10th, 2020 - Online Consults via Zoom

Workshop: Planning Your Medicinal Herb Garden - Saturday, May 30th, 2020 - Online Class via Zoom

Workshop: Herbs + Foods For Immune Support - Thursday, March 19th, 2020.- Online Class via Zoom

Virtual Pop-Up Apothecary: low-cost community herbal consultations - March 30th -  April 8th, 2020 - Online Consults via Zoom

Virtual Pop-Up Apothecary: low-cost community herbal consultations - July 6th - July 10th, 2020 - Online Consults via Zoom

Pop-Up Apothecary: low-cost community herbal consultations - Sunday, March 1st, 2020 - Grey Goods, Martinez Ca

Pop-Up Apothecary: low-cost community herbal consultations - Saturday, January 18th, 2020 - Grey Goods, Martinez Ca

Free Community Class: Herbs For Winter Health - Monday, December 9th, 2019 - Martinez Library, Martinez, Ca

Free Community Class: Fire Cider Demo - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - Pittsburg Library, Pittsburg, Ca

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