“The Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies seeks to connect people to the natural world in a holistic and vital way. We also seek to connect people with each other: In a society that fetishizes money and expertise, providing healing care within our communities can be a radical act.”
Meet Missy Rohs and Gradey Proctor, the educators at Arctos School in Portland, Oregon. Their love for wildcrafting and herbalism has inspired them to lead an apprentice program that spans a total of 120 hours. This program meets every 3 weeks, and involves a Saturday out foraging and a Sunday in the kitchen and classroom. This dynamism allows the student to bridge the gap between foraging in nature and preparing food and medicine in the home. Arctos also offers a variety of workshops that occur on various weekends and weekdays, and are more for the spontaneous foraging foray rather than the committed apprentice.
“Our approach brings together the fundamentals of herbalism, botany and ecology with meaningful interaction and practical experience. We strive to instill in our work a value system that practices stewardship to the land, relationship to the plants and good health to the community.”
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