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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: Liver Support For

Refinery Workers

Quarterly Free Community Class / Online

East Bay Herbals - Martinez + Benicia, Ca

May 25th, 2023 / 6:30 - 7:30 PM / Online Class

A topic that is near and dear to my heart, this class is being offered in support of the many refinery workers who call Martinez, Contra Costa, and Solano County their home. Recent events at the refinery in Martinez have reminded us of the volatile environment that these long-standing members of our community have to endure on a daily basis. As someone who grew up in a refinery town, this class is being offered as an act of community service for this area. Teachings will also be useful for anyone who works in a caustic work environment and will focus on herbs and foods to help support the body's natural detoxification pathways.

 
Workshops + Classes

Medicinal + Edible Flowers

w/Contra Costa Libraries

Contra Costa Libraries (Martinez, Hercules, Pinole, Kensington)


Tuesday April 11th 6:30-7:30 @ Pinole Library / FREE

In honor of the season of spring, let us explore the world of medicinal plants through the lens of flowers. We'll explore local wildflowers and their medicinal properties as well as other edible flowers and their health benefits. This class will include a quick intro into what herbalism is and how we can use one of nature's most beautiful masterpieces (flowers) to help support us in our health and well-being. Students will walk away knowing the medicinal benefits of a handful of flowers and how they can be used in both teas and cooking. 

Planning Your Medicinal Herb +

Pollinator Garden

w/ The Sonoma County Herb Exchange

*This class is a benefit class of the SCHE*


April 27th, 2023 / 6:00-7:00 pm / $10-$30 / Online Class

This informative and functional class help teach you how to turn your backyard into a buzzing pollinator oasis, full of medicine for both people and wildlife. We will cover the basics of what herbal medicine is and why you should consider growing more medicinals, how to plan a pollinator-friendly herb garden with medicinals, and will focus on herbs that are easy to grow 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!

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

Earth Day Herb Walk

Crockett Hills Regional Park - Crockett, CA

w/ Anna Marie Beauchemin RH(AHG) - East Bay Herbals
*pre-registration is required - 15 person capacity*


Saturday, April 22nd, 2022 / 10:00 - 11:30 am / $21

Join me for a stroll through the local hills to explore the medicinal herbs growing all around us. Spring is the perfect time of year to get outside and view some of the area's best medicinals in their habitat. We'll learn about the uses of native medicinals, and a bit about herbal ecology as well. Let's celebrate Earth Day by exploring and honoring all of the magic that the herbal world shares, right in our backyards.

Past Events + Workshops

Free Community Class: Herbal Meetup: Summer Wellness - July 2022

Online Recorded Class: Planning Your Medicinal Herb + Pollinator Garden - May  2022

Free Community Class: Herbal Meetup: Spring Wellness - May  2022

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


 

 

 

 

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