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Sat, Oct 19


The Portland Grief House

Portland Herb Craft School: Medicinal Herb Cultivation Series

In this 5 part series you will learn to design and cultivate a medicinal herb garden of your own!

Portland Herb Craft School: Medicinal Herb Cultivation Series
Portland Herb Craft School: Medicinal Herb Cultivation Series

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Oct 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Portland Grief House, 7906 N Fessenden St, Portland, OR 97203, USA



Portland Herb Craft School is a mobile herb growing school that moves locations each year. Its mission is to spread knowledge about medicinal plants while cultivating them in the city and beyond. Each year will take on a new theme and project depending on the host's location.

In 2024, The Portland Grief House is the host for Portland Herb Craft School. Together, we will be exploring grief as we design and cultivate a medicinal herb tea garden for the space. The herbs we cultivate will be used to support those sitting with grief for years to come at The Portland Grief House.

Throughout the 5 part course, we will learn: How to cultivate medicinal herbs with care, basic regenerative agricultural practices, how to design an herbal garden, how to preserve herbs as herbal remedies, an introductory course in traditional plant uses, how to make farm and garden purchases locally, how to build a budget greenhouse, options for irrigation setup, how to build a simple dehydrator and how we can use the herbs we grow to explore grief.

Class 5 - Closing the Garden and Preparing for Spring - October 19th

In October it will be time to start preparing for winter and for the next growing season. We will put the garden to rest by harvesting our remaining herbs, removing annual plants, pruning for fall and creating an option for season extension by building a small greenhouse out of recycled materials. With our dried herbs from class 4, we will also create a signature tea blend for ourselves and for the Portland Grief House.

Topics Covered:

  • Putting the garden to rest
  • Pruning for fall
  • Removing annuals
  • Cover Crops
  • DIY Greenhouse for overwinter annuals/ prepping for next year’s seedlings
  • Garbling dry herbs
  • Making tea blends with dried herb

Lizzy Simpson is farmer, herbalist, newbie death doula and lead educator at Portland Herb Craft School. Lizzy founded the medicinal herb farm Rise Up Remedies in 2018 which she co-owned until its closure in 2023. Prior to farm ownership, Lizzy studied at the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine and farmed at several diversified vegetable farms in Oregon, Colorado and North Carolina. She holds a masters degree in Agroecology from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Lizzy is starting her journey as a death doula by creating "Death Ware" that promotes conversations about death.

Learn more about the whole series and Lizzy's work at her website,


$35 to $70 per class

Standard ticket: $55 -  If you have the capacity to pay at this price, your ticket will cover the cost of materials and pay the instructor in full.

Community Ticket - $35 - If you are stretched financially, a ticket purchased at this price will cover the cost of materials and partially pay the instructor.

Pay it Forward Ticket - $75  - If you are financially comfortable, a ticket at this price will cover the cost of materials, pay the instructor in full, and cover the remaining cost for someone's community ticket.


  • Portland Herb Craft School

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    • $55.00
      +$1.38 service fee
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    • $70.00
      +$1.75 service fee



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