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

  • PROTECT THE JOSHUA TREES FINAL RALLY
    Sat, Jun 11
    Corner of Park BLVD. & 29 Palms HWY
    Jun 11, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Corner of Park BLVD. & 29 Palms HWY, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
    Join us for our final Protect The Joshua Trees Rally, June 15, 2022 the California Department of Fish & Game will decide if the Western Joshua Tree is warranted permanent state level protection. Click to learn more on how you can help be a VOICE for this imperiled specieS.
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  • PROTECT THE JOSHUA TREES RALLY
    Sun, May 01
    corner of Park BLVD & 29 PALMS HWY
    May 01, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    corner of Park BLVD & 29 PALMS HWY, 61835 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
    Join us for the Protect Joshua Trees rally more dates to be added. We are working to get the information out to the public, urging for folks to get involved, write the California Department of Fish & Game asking them to warrant permanent protection under the California Endangered Species Act.
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  • Earth Day Celebration - The Beatnik Lounge
    Apr 22, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Beatnik Lounge , 61597 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
    Join us for an afternoon/evening of community, music, education, and plants as we celebrate Earth Day at the Beatnik Lounge in Joshua Tree. Line up of presenters is listed in the event page. This event is free and open to the public.
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  • Protecting The Joshua Trees
    Sun, Apr 10
    Morongo Valley
    Apr 10, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
    Morongo Valley, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
    Learn how you can help protect this imperiled endemic species and watch a trailer of the upcoming film called I THOUGHT THEY WERE PROTECTED, a documentary on the fight to protect and plight of the Joshua Tree.
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  • Protecting The Joshua Trees - Swan Day Art Expo at Joshua Tree Art Dept.
    Mar 26, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Joshua Tree, 6484 Center St, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
    Learn how you can help protect this imperiled endemic species and watch a trailer of the upcoming film called I THOUGHT THEY WERE PROTECTED, a documentary on the fight to protect and plight of the Joshua Tree.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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