Demystifying Plant Medicine Workshop: Aligned DIY

Demystifying Plant Medicine Workshop: Aligned DIY


Saturday, Aug 14th 2021

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM (PDT)


Private Location

Berkeley, CA

Health & Medicine


Personal Plants and Herbs for the Apocalypse has joined forces to bring you their inaugural workshop exploring making your own medicine as a form of self reliance and celebration of Mother Nature’s gifts. Join us for an afternoon and evening full of hands-on plant exploration, art, and discussion. The event will center on women and all genders are welcome to attend. 

Plants have evolved with humans for the duration of our existence. Along with the Fungi Kingdom, the earliest civilizations turned to Mother Nature to cure what ailed them. Nature was all they had to rely on. So what happened? How did we diverge from the world of natural healing to a world of tiny white pills? Plants are having a moment, and the booming interest in natural healing is especially important given our current times. It indicates that some people have lost this knowledge, while for others it has remained an integral part of their culture and way of life. Our intention is to enable access to plant medicines for all. Plant wisdom is not for a selective few. It is for the benefit of everyone. Whether you have been working with herbs for decades, or new to the scene, you have special insight to bring to the table, and we invite you to join us.

With that in mind, Herbs for the Apocalypse and Personal Plants will host an informative discussion and workshop aimed at making your own medicine, opening portals to align with plant spirits, and to share recipes. We will be sharing some recipes from our arsenal so you can leave with something made by your own hands. We will start off the event with a discussion on how to connect with botanical allies, the exploration of consciousness, how plant medicine can support our collective higher evolution, and the fundamental right we have to respectfully reap the benefit of Mother Nature’s gifts. We will explore these topics via art and expression. Keep an eye out for a spoken word segment, where one of the Herbs of the Apocalypse will give their monologues. Expect games and giveaways!

Schedule of events:

2:15-3:15pm: Entheogenic spoken word and discussion with Sarah Russo from Herbs for the Apocalypse. Includes game for prizes! FREE!!

3:30-5pm: Cooking with your personal plants: ($50 includes all ingredients for three recipes)

  1. Herbal salve with Herbs for the Apocalypse
  2. Cannabis and botanical tincture with Personal Plants 
  3. Cacao and blue lotus drink

 5:15-6pm: Cacao ceremony and sound healing (optional)


Meet Your Hosts:

Amanda Reiman After receiving her PhD from UC Berkeley, Dr. Reiman was the Director of Research and Patient Services at Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest dispensaries in the country, and the Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy for the Drug Policy Alliance, a national nonprofit that was engaged in the drafting and campaigns of legalization initiatives across the country and abroad. She also taught courses on substance abuse treatment and drug policy at UC Berkeley for 10 years.

Personal Plants is a multimedia platform designed to support the home cultivation and processing of therapeutic plants. Their educational and inspiring online community features expert-led videos and articles that will guide you on your wellness journey. Discover the potential of nature and the limitless depths of personal plants. Personal Plants believes in putting the power of plants in the hands of the people to achieve optimal wellness at home, on your own time. They champion the home cultivation of therapeutic plants for all, from seed to self-reliance! 

Sarah Russo is the founder and creator of Herbs for the Apocalypse. She is a longtime plant enthusiast, globetrotter, and lover of the avant-garde. She got her degree in environmental studies and social justice, with a focus on botanical medicine from the Evergreen State College. She is a freelance writer, organizer, consultant, and digital creative with over 13 years of experience in the cannabis and herbal medicine space. Her main goals are fighting for the right to use plants, smashing the Kierarchy, encouraging sustainable agricultural practices, as well as pondering the absurdity of human existence. She currently lives on an island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Herbs for the Apocalypse acts as a resource for self-empowerment through plant medicine and nature, and the need to listen and collectively fight for our ability to use this knowledge. Herbs for the Apocalypse is a women crafted, botanically-infused indie graphic novel and a passion project. Delve deep into the realms of how herbal medicine can heal and bring us closer to our higher collective evolution. Connect with us for herb information, DIY recipes, and inspiration via resistance, art, and music. Learn more about their work and the digital Sunday Comic, where plants and punk rock collide on a tale of apocalyptic reckoning.

Refund Policy

This event accepts refunds until 3 day(s) before the event.


Herbs for the Apocalypse, Personal Plants