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.

Herbal Meetup: Ask an Herbalist

Online Class (via zoom)

East Bay Herbals - Martinez/Benicia, Ca

Friday, February 25th, 2022 / 12:00-12:30ish pm

Have you been curious about herbalism? This online meetup space is the perfect place to get all your questions answered about herbs, and what seeing an herbalist is all about. Bring your questions and an open mind and get ready to hear what this ancient healing practice is all about. Please note, specific health-related questions will not be answered in this class, as those are always better answered after a thorough client intake. None of the information shared in the class is meant as medical advice and is meant as educational material.

 

 

Herbal Meetup: Brain Health

Online Class (via zoom)

East Bay Herbals - Martinez/Benicia, Ca

Thursday, March 17th, 2022 / 12:00 - 12:30ish pm

Join East Bay Herbals for a free community class in honor of TBI (traumatic brain injury) Awareness Month! A subject that is near and dear to my heart, join me for a workshop all about using herbs and foods to help support one of our body's most vital organs - the brain! Your brain is in control of almost everything you do, and most people are putting undue stress on this vital organ on a consistent basis without even knowing it. We'll chat about how to give your brain some extra TLC and of course, cover herbs that are supportive of it. Bring questions if you have them!

 
Workshops + Classes

Herbal Tea Blending

*Part of a Homeschool Program*

W/ Camp Shine - Martinez, Ca

Tuesday, February 14th, 2022 / Private Event

While this event may not be open to the public, we're including it here so you can learn about this incredible program! If you haven't heard of the Martinez-based outdoor education program, Camp Shine, be sure to check them out! Also, check back in Spring for classes the public can participate in!

Growing + Using Herbs

Online Class (via zoom)

Martinez Library - Martinez, Ca


Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm / FREE

Join local herbalist and educator Anna Marie Beauchemin of East Bay Herbals for a look into the world of herbal medicine and how growing our own herbs is one of the most sustainable ways to that we can approach incorporating herbs into our lives. In this hour-long class, we will learn how to incorporate herbs into our garden and how to use the herbs we grow. We will cover the basics of herbal sustainability including the ethics behind sourcing, collecting, growing, and more. Students will walk away with a variety of herbal garden ideas, tips for eco-friendly plant choices, and of course info on using the herbs they grow!

Tongue + Pulse Diagnosis w/ Will Morris

In-Person + Online

Berkeley Herbal Center - Berkeley, Ca

Saturdays + Sundays March 5th/6th, March 19th/20th, March 26th/27th 2022 / 10-2 (online) and 10-1 (in-person)

I'm honored to be TAing and teaching the in-person portion of this course, with my mentor, Will Morris. This three-weekend course focuses on systems-based thinking to bring the power of pulse assessment to herbal practice. The class covers the basics of technique along with assessment of nerve supply, vascular supply, and organ tissues. Class instruction occurs online during the first day of each weekend. On-site required practice sessions take place the following day with a senior practitioner in Will’s system. Classes include presentation, demonstration, and guided practice so that learners become competent in the methods and can use them immediately after completing the course. Sign-Up through the Berkeley Herbal Center!

Medicinal Plant Walks

Check back in Spring 2022 for more local plant walks!

Vendor Pop-Ups + Markets

Check back in Summer 2022 for more events!
 

Past Events + Workshops

Workshop: Spruce Up Your Holidays - Online Class - November 26th, 2021

Free Community Class: Nutrition 101 - Turning Your Home Kitchen Into A Medicine Chest w/ Herbs and Foods - Online Class - August 2, 2021

Free Community Class: Medicinal Food Stroll w/ Matilija Farm - Martinez Farmer's Market - July 25th, 2021

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