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: Summer Wellness

Online Class (via zoom)

East Bay Herbals - Martinez/Benicia, Ca

July 21st, 2022 / 12:00-12:30ish pm

Join me for this fun and informative class where we'll dive into the energy of Summer and all it has to offer! The summer season is all about harnessing the energy of abundance and using the heat of the sun to create transformation. Herbs and foods featured in the class will teach students how to balance the fiery heat of the season with cooling herbs and foods, all while using the energetics of the season to transform and grow. Recipes included!

 

 
Workshops + Classes

Summer Seasonal Beverages

Online Class + PDF

East Bay Herbals - Martinez/Benicia, Ca


Available August 12th - September 21st, 2022 / $23

Looking for some fun ways to spice up your summer bevvy list? This sweet and informative class features refreshing herbal teas, cocktails, mockatails, and more, leaving you with a list party-friendly drinks with a serious side of herbs. Though I am a huge fan of a warm cup of tea, one of my favorite ways to enjoy herbs is through the creativity of fun herbal drinks throughout the summer months. Whether you're planning a beach-side hang, a festive bbq, or a relaxing retreat this class has you covered for herbal beverages in your cup. Each participant also receives a FREE copy of the summer seasonal beverage recipe book that's for sale in the online shop.

The Home Herbalist

w/ Martinez Adult Education

Martinez Adult School, Martinez, CA

Monday August 29th, September 19th, October 17th, November 14th 6:30-8:00 pm / $125 + $25 Materials Fee

After a two-year hiatus of not offering this class in person, I am so happy to announce the return of the IN-PERSON Home Herbalist class at the Martinez Adult School in Martinez, CA. This four-week course covers the basics of how to begin incorporating everyday herbalism into your life. Over the course of our monthly sessions, we will cover the foundations 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 students with the skills needed to start making and using herbal medicine right away! Class also includes $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor (at the start of class).

Check the MAE website for sign-up details later this summer!

Pop-Ups + Markets

Monthly Shopping Pop-Ups

East Bay Herbals Shop (Benicia)

919 First Street #4, Benicia, CA

Monthly Shopping Pop-Ups!

Keep your eyes on our social media to find out about shopping pop-ups all summer long at the EBH headquarters in beautiful downtown Benicia. This afternoon and evening open houses will give folks the chance to shop the summer line in person and meet the herbalist behind East Bay Herbals! Pop-ups will happen on select Saturday afternoons and Thursday evenings from July-October.

Medicinal Plant Walks

check back in Spring 2023 for more plant walks!

Past Events + Workshops

Online Recorded Class: Planning Your Medicinal Herb + Pollinato - May + June 2022

Free Community Class: Herbal Meetup: Spring Wellness - May + June 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