Category Archives: Botany

Echos in Time

Oregon’s oldest ancestral skills gathering is coming up July 22-28th in the Willamette Valley. I’ll be teaching a plant drawing class there. We’ll be exploring plant families in the shady flood plain and river banks and sunny meadow to learn … Continue reading

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Drawing Plants: Summer Session

My next workshop is coming up in June though the Portland Underground Graduate School. It’s blend of art, science and medicine. We’ll be celebrating midsummer and learning about local, edible and medicinal plants (from my food forest guilds plus cool … Continue reading

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Permaculture Workshop at Xera Plants

Planting the Multi-functional Garden: A Permaculture look at the Xera Plants catalog  Update: The workshop is full! Thanks for all your interest. Check the events pages for more upcoming courses. Sat. March 24, 10 am – noon  Xera Plants Retail … Continue reading

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Drawing Plants: Winter Meditation

Join me for a winter drawing retreat on Wednesday evenings in January. Unplug for a couple hours and tune-in to the often overlooked beauty of winter in Portland. Using simple materials like pencil, charcoal, and ink, we’ll trace the arc … Continue reading

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Decoding Plants: Seeing Urban Trees with New Eyes

I’m excited to be teaching a botany/ecology course with the Portland Underground Grad School in October. This is the next course in my Decoding Plants series – this time a schedule-friendly weekend workshop! Please join us! Details below. Saturday and … Continue reading

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Decoding Plants – Summer Session

I’m excited to teach a mid-summer session of my botany course with the Portland Underground Graduate School. Registration and Details  Portland Underground Grad School Decoding Plants: Seeing Urban Flora with New Eyes Tuesdays, July 8th – August 1st || 6:30-8:30 pm Meets in Overlook Neighborhood || North … Continue reading

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Drawing Plants Workshop – Feb. 4 -25

Take an art break! I’m teaching this workshop through the Portland Underground Graduate School.  Saturdays in February, 2/4, 11, 18, 25, from 2 – 4 pm. $100. Meet at SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214 Observation drawing … Continue reading

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Botany with Siskiyou Permaculture

I’m excited to announce this course I will be teaching with Tomi Hazel in May in the botanical wonderland of the Siskiyous! Registration is now open. Please be in touch with any questions. Advanced Permaculture Course in Botany with Siskiyou … Continue reading

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Upcoming Course: Decoding Plants

Hi Friends, I’m excited to be teaching a plant course in September through Portland Underground Grad School. It’s called Decoding Plants: Seeing Urban Flora with New Eyes. If you’ve been wanting to learn plant identification or just sharpen your skills, join … Continue reading

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Botanizing in the Siskiyous

Here are some images from a recent weekend trip to the Little Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon where the late spring waves of wildflowers and butterflies are aglow. I’ll be co-teaching a 6-day botany course there in May 2017. Stay … Continue reading

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