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

  • Exploring The World Of Demulcent Herbs With Nopales, Prickly Pear Cactus
    Jan 30, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    FOOD AS MEDICINE, How can we benefit from demulcent herbs? What are they and how are they used? This hands-on workshop will delve into demulcent plants as we work with Nopales, Prickly Pear cactus.
  • Desert Appreciation Naturalist Hike at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
    Jan 02, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM
    Morongo Valley, 11055 East Dr, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Explore the uniqueness of the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, a lush desert riparian habitat rich in biodiversity. We will explore the vegetation, learning about the ecological importance of the flora, while delve into traditional and modern uses of the flora.
  • FIRE CIDER WORKSOP at CACTUS MART
    Sun, Dec 19
    Morongo Valley
    Dec 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM PST
    Morongo Valley, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Support your immune system with a traditional herbal tonic known as Fire Cider which incorporates spicy ingredients. Together we will learn how to craft this remedy in this hands-on workshop.
  • PLANT the PLANET: Planting Natives Plants, The Importance of Supporting Biodiversity
    Sep 11, 2021, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
    Joshua Tree, 61568 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
    PLANT the PLANET Celebration is an opportunity for folks/community to exchange, purchase seeds, plants, trees, soil and pots. There will be guest speakers and entertainment.
  • Foundational Herbalism Online Series
    Jan 10, 2021, 11:00 AM PST – Mar 28, 2021, 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.
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.