Hi Friends!

The 10th Annual Portland Plant Medicine Gathering is upon us! If you are registered you should have recieived this email!  If you missed it, please read through here, as there are many pertinent details for the weekend.  Yay! 

Location: NUNM campus, 049 SW Porter st. Portland, Oregon
If you look at the map below, you can see the main academic building is number 5.  Most of the classes are in the main academic building and some will be in Oak (Betty Radelet) hall, building number 1 on the map below.  These are the only two buildings you need to know for the weekend!  More about the location HERE .

Accessibility: We are trying to keep the space as low scent as possible, please no perfume, cologne, strong scents,or incense burning. There are more than enough chairs for the amount of tickets sold, however sometimes a class can get overfilled if a lot of folks pick that class, please choose another class or you can sit on the floor, please do not block the doorway. If you are able please give up your seat for someone who needs it! There will be ASL throughout the weekend in select classes, please be mindful of allowing people who need ASL to sit in the front row, thank you.  Please see further accessibility info and accessibility maps  HERE .  

Parking: You can park in any of the lots on the map below or in the surrounding neighborhood  You do not need a permit for parking on Saturday and Sunday. 

Check in:  If you are coming Sunday only, please check in at 9:30 on the 3rd floor of the main academic building.  

Keynote and classes:
 The Opening ceremony led by Rhonda Lee Grantham and Toby Joseph Sr. will be in Oak (radelet) hall at 10am on Saturday morning followed by the keynote, Shifting the Paradigm of Herbalsim: What is Medicine? with Karyn Sanders!  You do not need to sign up  for classes, you can just show up.  See the schedule for the weekend HERE

BIPOC Healing Space:  There will be BIPOC only healing space all weekend. Please only be in this space if you identify as a black, indigenous, or a person of color. If you don't understand why, there are good articles online about why BIPOC need space separate from white people.  There will be emotional first aid, snacks, and coziness provided!  This will be on the third floor of the main academic building  in room 305.

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Password:  NUTRITION 
If it doesn't take you to a login page, try opening any webpage in browser and a login page should pop up, then same login and password.  

Food: You can bring your own food, there is a refrigerator and kitchen with a microwave and toaster oven on the first floor in the northeast corner of the building. Refuel will be open in the west parking lot(on map below) from 7am-3pm on Saturday and 9:30am till 3pm on Sunday, they sell espresso, tea lattes, coffee, pastries,and gf bagels. Koi Fusion and Obon will be selling lunch in the west parking lot on Saturday and Tamale Boy will be selling lunch in the same spot on Sunday. Yum.  

Please Bring: 
-a covered water container if you like, plenty of fountains in hallways to fill up. 
-a MUG for tea so we don't have to waste paper,  don't forget! ;)  We will provide tea! 
-Whatever you need to stay warm and dry if it's raining because you will be going outside between buildings and there are a couple of plant walks.  

Medicine Marketplace
 (opens at 9am on Saturday) 
-There will be so many incredible makers sharing their wares!  This is a great chance to buy local, support herbalists, and stock up for the holidays.
-Please visit all three marketplace rooms!   
-Please bring cash as there is not a nearby ATM. 

Pre-Conference Intensive: For white folks, it's close but i just want to remind you and recommend that you take this class!  You MUST register separately for this workshop. We still have a few tix left.
But I am an Ally!: How Healing and Herbalism can be Oppressive and How to Not be That "Ally" 
Pre-conference intensive with La Loba Loca 
12:30-5:00 Friday, November 9th
Sliding Scale $98-250   You can register HERE.  

No drugs or alcohol: Please no alcohol, this is a sober event. It is also not legal to smoke marijuana on or around the NUNM Campus because of their university status, please respect this, thank you! 

Raffle: This year the raffle will be raising money for the Canoe Journey Herbalists in Olympia Washington. This non-profit orginazation provides the Intertribal Canoe Journey with free offerings of plant medicine and herbal healing.  Every year, Indigenous families travel their ancestral waters- through all varieties of weather and sacrifice and unspoken challenge- as part of the largest gathering in Coastal Salish territories known as the Intertribal Canoe Journey. The mission of the Canoe Journey Herbalists project is to offer free herbal healing support; ranging from first aid to foot baths, herbal medicines to hands-on healing. Their larger vision is that this project continue to serve Canoe Journey participants, year after year, by also providing opportunities for harvesting, learning, and sharing, all throughout the seasons. At its core, this project is Indigenous-led, inspired, and works to continue to prioritize the wants and needs of the Coastal Salish community. By increasing access to indigenous knowledge, by and for indigenous people, they are working to heal the wounds of colonization within all of our communities.  Please bring your dollars for the raffle! We will have great prizes! 

After Party: Saturday night, November 10th, join us for a plant medicine party! All are welcome (you do not need to be registered for the conference, bring your friends!)  Proceeds will benefit theSacred Lattice Collective and Brown Girl Rise! Join us from 7-11pm, for herbal mocktails, dancing, and networking at the Sea Grape Workshop + Learning Center, 4810 NE Garfield. Hosted by Sacred Lattice Collective!  $8 at the door.  

POC Plant Medicine Market: did you know!? This Thursday night 11/8,  is a the first annual POC Medicine Market at Sea Grape Workshop + Learning Center, 4810 NE Garfield, 6-9pm, this is the official kick off to the portland plant medicine gathering and all are invited!  Hosted by Sacred Lattice Collective.    

Code of Ethics: Please read the code of ethics  HERE.  

Refunds?  Please see policy on website HERE. thank you!  

We still have tickets, please tell your students and friends! thank you!  

Please email me if you have any questions, please make sure to read carefully before you do though, thanks! Super excited to see you all this weekend and celebrate the plants!  See you this weekend! nicolepepper8@gmail.com