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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oct 06, 2019, 11:00 AM – Oct 07, 2019, 2:30 PM
    Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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