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: Spring Wellness

Online Class (via zoom)

East Bay Herbals - Martinez/Benicia, Ca

Thursday, April 28th, 2022 / 12:00-12:30ish pm

Join me for this fun and informative class where we'll dive into the energy of Spring and all it has to offer! This season is all about renewal and growth, as well as supporting our bodies in gearing up for summer and shedding the weight of winter along the way. The class will include dietary, herbal, and energetic practices perfect for harnessing the newness of Spring in our lives.

 

 

 
Workshops + Classes

Planning Your Medicinal Herb +

Pollinator Garden

Online Recorded Class

East Bay Herbals - Martinez/Benicia, Ca


Available April 1st - May 31st, 2022 / $22

Many of our most common kitchen herbs and spices are not only powerhouses in the medicinal world but easy to grow in your garden. We will cover the definition of herbal medicine, the basics of planning a pollinator-friendly herb garden, and will focus on herbs that are easy in our area. Students will walk away with a variety of herbal garden ideas, tips for eco-friendly plant choices, pollinator gardening resources, and of course info on how to use the herbs they grow!

Herbalism + Sowing Seeds

w/ Port Costa Community Garden (Donation-Based)

Port Costa Community Garden - Port Costa, Ca

Sunday, April 3rd (Sign-Up Via Port Costa Community Garden)

This class is a fundraiser for the Port Costa Community Garden! In this hour (ish) long workshop we'll be chatting about what herbalism is, and how you can use your home (or community) garden to grow your own medicine! We'll chat about the medicinals growing in the garden and sow herbal seeds to add to our gardens later this spring. Please sign-up through the Port Costa Community Garden event page and plan to bring your own supplies if you want to sew seeds. Those living outside of Port Costa who wish to join are strongly encouraged to make a donation to this wonderful community spot!

Medicinal Plant Walks

Medicinal Herb Walk w/ Save Mt. Diablo

Mitchell Canyon - Walnut Creek California

Sign Up Through The Save Mount Diablo Website


Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 / 9:00 - 11:00 am / FREE

Join us for a meander around the base of Mount Diablo to explore the medicinal plants growing along the trails at Mitchell Canyon. We will talk about the modern-day uses of the plants we see and discover some of the diversity that this abundant ecosystem holds. The walk will begin in the native plant garden at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center, where we will start our journey into the world of local medicinal herbs and their wonder/magic

Vendor Pop-Ups + Markets

Check back in Summer 2022 for more events!
 

Past Events + Workshops

Free Community Class: Herbal Meetup: Brain Health - Online Class - March 17th, 2022

Workshop: Sustainably Growing + Using Herbs - Martinez Library (Online Class) - March 8th, 2022

Free Community Class: Herbal Meetup: Ask an Herbalist - Online Class

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