Cultivating Relationships with the plants and connecting to the land. 

Christina offers private herbal medicine workshops, plant hikes with a minimum of four people.

For folks wanting to learn about the flora on their land, wanting to plant a water wise and native garden she does plant surveys and consults. 

Upcoming Events

  • Foundational Herbalism Online Series
    Sun, Jan 10
    Zoom
    Jan 10, 11:00 AM PST – Mar 28, 3:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
    Foundational Herbalism is an introductory online course encompassing the fundamental principles of Traditional Western Herbalism. This course is designed to introduce folks to herbal energetics, thermal energetics, herbal taste, actions and how we can implement these into our herbal repertoire.
  • Online Exploration of Ancient Desert Medicine - Creosote Bush Lecture & Medicine Making.
    Sat, Jun 06
    Zoom
    Jun 06, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
    Delve into the Wonderful World of Creosote Bush and explore the plant in depth from ecology, botanical description to traditional and modern day herbal uses of this aromatic desert evergreen shrub
  • Foundational Herbalism LIVE ONLINE Series
    Sat, Jun 06
    Online Event with ZOOM meetings
    Jun 06, 2020, 11:00 AM – Aug 23, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Online Event with ZOOM meetings
    Foundational Herbalism is an introductory course encompassing the fundamental principles of Traditional Western Herbalism. Get ready to cultivate relationships with medicinal plants.
  • Foundational Herbalism Series
    Sun, Mar 01
    Cactus Mart
    Mar 01, 2020, 11:00 AM – Apr 25, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Foundational Herbalism is an introductory course encompassing the fundamental principles of Traditional Western Herbalism. consisting of morning lecture and afternoon herbal preparation lab. This course will introduce you to a new way of looking at plants and their uses.
  • The Wonderful World of Creosote Bush
    Sun, Mar 01
    Cactus Mart
    Mar 01, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Delve into the Wonderful World of Creosote Bush and explore the plant in depth from ecology, botanical description to traditional and modern day herbal uses of this aromatic desert evergreen shrub.
  • Native Plants of the Mojave Desert Mountains
    Sun, Feb 16
    Smarts Ranch Road 3N03
    Feb 16, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM
    Smarts Ranch Road 3N03, San Bernardino, CA 92408, USA
    Explore the native flora of the desert mountains and join in for a native plant tea journey exploration the thermal energetics and the five flavors; salty, sweet, acrid, astringent, sour.
  • Desert Ecology & Medicinal Flora Hike - Tea Exploration
    Sat, Feb 15
    Garths Boulder Gardens
    Feb 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM
    Garths Boulder Gardens, 53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268
    Discover the bio-diversity of the Mojave Desert ecosystems, learn about the native flora including the medicinal and wild foods.
  • All Of Pine, Expanding Our Apothecary
    Sun, Jan 19
    Columbines School Of Botanical Studies
    Jan 19, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Columbines School Of Botanical Studies, Eugene, OR 97402, USA
    This class delves into herbal preparations of the aerial parts of pine, including tinctures, glycerites, acetums, and oxymels, along with general tips on alcohol intermediates and working with resins.
  • Piñon Pine & Herbal Syrups Workshop
    Sun, Dec 08
    Cactus Mart
    Dec 08, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM PST
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    This workshop is a two part series. PART I is an introduction to our native Pinus monophylla aka Piñon Pine exploring the ecology of this native pine. PART II is a hands-on experience where we will discover the world of herbal syrups and delve into their sweet world of culinary and medicinal uses.
  • Desert Flora & Ecology Hike & Plant Tea Exploration
    Sat, Dec 07
    Hidden Passage Guest Ranch
    Dec 07, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM PST
    Hidden Passage Guest Ranch, 9662 Lanning Ln, Morongo Valley, CA 92256
    We will explore the native flora and ecology of the Mojave Desert at the Hidden Passage Guest Ranch, a desert retreat nestled in a canyon rich in plant diversity, guest will meet native plants including medicinal and edible flora along with a discussion of traditional and contemporary uses.
  • Creosote Bush Exploration, Desert Medicine & Skincare
    Sun, Nov 03
    Cactus Mart
    Nov 03, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Join us as I will discuss the ecological importance and contemporary uses of Larrea tridentata commonly known as Creosote Bush. We will be tasting, applying, and spraying a variety of preparations created with Larrea. PART II will be a hands-on making of a herbal preparation called glycerite.
  • Cultivating Native Foods and Medicine. Prickly Pear Cactus and Fruit Workshop Nopales & Tuna
    Sun, Oct 06
    Cactus Mart
    Oct 06, 2019, 11:00 AM – Oct 07, 2019, 2:30 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
  • DESERT FLORA PLANT HIKE for the AMAZON - Plant Walk with 100% proceeds donated to the Rainforest Trust
    Sun, Sep 29
    Location is TBD
    Sep 29, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:15 PM
    Location is TBD
    Plant Hike with 100% of the donations going to the Rainforest Trust, helping in protecting the Amazonian Rain Forest, Indigenous Peoples, Flora & Fauna. Come join me in this plant walk and learn about the flora of the Mojave Desert in the Morongo Basin.
  • Prickly Pear Workshop
    Sun, Apr 07
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS URBAN GARDENING
    Apr 07, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS URBAN GARDENING , 11391 Foxdale Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, USA
    Learn how to grow and cultivate your own Prickly Pear and how it is used as food and medicine.
  • Rose Glycerites, Herbal Preparations Workshop.
    Sun, Mar 24
    Cactus Mart
    Mar 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Discover other ways of making delicious herbal remedies using vegetable glycerine known as glycerites. For this workshop we will be working with the plant Rose. We will cover the two methods of creating glycerites, the clinical method of using ratios and the folk method.
  • Teddy Talks at the Beatnik Lounge Joshua Tree
    Sat, Mar 16
    Beatnik Lounge
    Mar 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Beatnik Lounge, 61568 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
    I'll be speaking this Saturday for Teddy Talks the Beatnik Lounge. I will be sharing some herbal creations I've made using plants made from the Mojave & Sonoran Desert, discussing wild tending, stewardship and weaving flora into self care.
  • Desert Medicine Plant ID Hike
    Sat, Feb 23
    Location emailed upon pre-registration
    Feb 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM
    Location emailed upon pre-registration
    This event is now full. Discover the native medicinal flora of the Mojave Desert. This plant id hike explores the traditional and modern medicinal uses of the Mojave Desert.
  • Piñon Pine, Native Flora Herbal Syrups Workshop
    Sun, Feb 03
    Cactus Mart
    Feb 03, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Discover the art of making herbal syrups incorporating native tree medicine, Piñon Pine - Pinus monophylla. Herbal syrups can be used both medicinally and for flavoring up dishes. refunds are not issued and tickets are non-transferable
  • Allergy Relief, Respiratory Allies. Herbal Vinegar Workshop
    Sun, Jan 20
    Cactus Mart
    Jan 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Hands-On intro to working with vinegars and herbaceous allies that strengthen the respiratory system and allergy relief. Visit for more info refunds are not issued. Credit towards other workshops are given if done a week before class
  • Desert Medicine Plant ID Hike.
    Sun, Jan 13
    Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
    Jan 13, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, 11055 East Dr, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Discover the native medicinal flora of the Mojave Desert at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. This plant id hike explores the medicinal uses of our native flora.
  • Friends At The Border - ROUND II DONATION DRIVE.
    Tue, Jan 01
    Beatnik Lounge
    Jan 01, 2019, 5:00 PM – Jan 18, 2019, 9:00 PM
    Beatnik Lounge, 61568 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
    High Desert, Low Desert, OC folks, we are gathering items once again for our brothers and sisters of the Central American Exodus. Please continue on to learn more about what is now needed, location and times.
  • DISCOVERING CREOSOTE BUSH, HERBAL INFUSED OIL & SALVE WORKSHOP
    Sun, Dec 16
    Cactus Mart
    Dec 16, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Meet some ancient Desert Medicine. Learn of the topical and internal medicinal uses of Creosote Bush and how to make herbal oils and salve.
  • DESERT MEDICINE PLANT ID HIKE
    Sun, Dec 09
    Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
    Dec 09, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, 11055 East Dr, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Keep posted for next plant walk. Discover the native medicinal flora of the Mojave Desert at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. This plant id hike explores the medicinal uses of our native flora.
  • FRIENDS AT THE BORDER - CENTRAL AMERICA EXODUS
    Mon, Dec 03
    Beatnik Lounge
    Dec 03, 2018, 12:05 PM – Dec 13, 2018, 4:05 PM
    Beatnik Lounge, 61568 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
    Please visit this place link on Facebook with all info of needed items for this donation drive. Drop off is @ Beatnik Lounge in Joshua Tree or phone 760.617.9171 https://www.facebook.com/events/1957634970939875/?ti=ia
  • White Sage and Environmental Concerns with Howie Brounstein
    Sat, Dec 01
    Cactus Mart
    Dec 01, 2018, 11:00 PM – Dec 02, 2018, 12:30 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    White Sage, Salvia apiana, a native Southern California plant, is becoming increasingly popular in the commercial marketplace. There are growing concerns for its continued existence. What are the legal and ethical questions concerning this plant, held in such high regard by Native Americans? READ ON
  • DESERT FIRE CIDER @ Cactus Mart
    Sat, Nov 17
    Cactus Mart
    Nov 17, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Begin to stock your herbal medicine cabinet for cold, flu & allergy season with this folk remedy known as Fire Cider, originally created by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. Over the years I have found native plants to the Mojave Desert that can be added to this formula for optimizing health and wellness
  • ELDERBERRY DESERT SYRUP MAKING WORKSHOP
    Sat, Nov 17
    Location is TBD
    Nov 17, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Get a jump on cold/flu with a dose of elderberry. Anti-viral properties makes it the go to at the very first sign of illness or just after a known exposure to someone who is sick. Added to this formula will be lung strengthen plants and plants that will help with allergies. Cost $40
  • CLIMBERS COLLECTIVE JTREE CLEANUP MEET & GREET
    Sat, Nov 10
    6553 Vía Allegra
    Nov 10, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    6553 Vía Allegra, 6553 Vía Allegra, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
    In an effort to help Joshua Tree NP we have partnered with the park service to host a cleanup, maintenance, and restoration event. Our goal is to provide needed labor for the park service and convey the importance of taking care of climbing areas and other recreational lands to participants
  • Desert Medicine with Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)
    Sun, Oct 28
    5662 York Blvd
    Oct 28, 2018, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    5662 York Blvd, 5662 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
    CLASS CANCELED. NEW DATE TBA. Explore the many uses of the ancient desert evergreen, Creosote Bush. This workshop will include a Plant Tea Meditation, introduction to Creosote Bush followed by crafting two herbal remedies that participants get to take home. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  • WHITEWATER RIVER DESERT CLEANUP III
    Sat, Oct 13
    Whitewater Cutoff
    Oct 13, 2018, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Whitewater Cutoff, Whitewater Cutoff, California 92282, USA
    Third year of this non sponsored event. Call to Action of activist, Eco Warriors, Desert Defenders, Stewards all who love our planet for a CLEANUP. Bring water, heavy duty trash bags, trash pockets READ BELOW LINK FOR MORE INFO https://www.facebook.com/events/2158384717566294/?ti=ia