Native Herb festival

 All about herbs!

Learn from the experts about growing native herbs, herb crafts, and the magical medicinal properties of herbs. Organic herbs for sale plus live entertainment, vendors, food and beer!


Saturday, June 27th

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • $17 members; $20 non-members


Tickets for the Native Herb Fest

2015 Native Herb Festival Tickets




PDF Schedule of Classes (2014 schedule, 2015 coming soon)

Native Herb Festival Schedule

2014 Classes included:

Wild Plant Walk
Feather Jones, Clinical Herbalist
Come experience the flavors and aromas of our local plant allies. 
Discover how easily you can bring herbs into your everyday life as
wild foods and medicines.  Bring a camera, water and notebook and be
prepared to enjoy the time meeting your botanical neighbors.


High Desert Plants - Jewels of the Southwest
Feather Jones, Clinical Herbalist
This class emphasizes the high desert plants of northern Arizona off the Mogollon Rim, southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Feather's talk will focus on the drought deciduous, drought evading and drought resisting plants. A desert materia medica includes preparation methods, plant survival techniques, specific indications, flower essences, cautions, possible contraindications and formula synergy as well as the ethnobotany, patient practice and personal usage.


Pine Resin Salve Workshop
Mike Masek, Community Herbalist
This workshop is a hands-on learning experience showing how to harvest resin from the tree and turn it into a useful and wonderfully aromatic skin salve.  Background information will be shared on the role of resins in the plant world and how this relates to herbal medicine.


Yucca Fiber Cordage Workshop
Mike Masek, Community Herbalist
This is a hands-on workshop in which each person will process yucca leaves into useable cordage. This is an active workshop; your hands will get wet and dirty. Background information will be shared to put this skill into the context of our ancestors and how it relates to the modern world.


Allison Howard, Acupuncturist
A new approach to medicinal herbs:  How we can use ancient Chinese principles of herbology to more fully understand the herbs in our own backyard.  Explore the qualities of taste, temperature and energetics to determine what local herbs to use to help you stay healthy and balanced.


Phyllis Hogan, Winter Sun Trading proprietor & Herbalist
Sacred Plants and Secret Places of the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon is one of the most compelling landscapes on earth. In the Grand Canyon we have the opportunity to observe a unique mingling of species from 3 of the 4 northern American deserts, containing more than 1,700 plants--nearly one half of Arizona’s Flora. This multi sensory presentation will take the participants on a visual odyssey that most people viewing the canyon from the rims have never had the opportunity to experience.


Walking in Changing Woman's Garden
The Navajo / Dine´ Approach to Herbology
Presented by Phyllis Hogan
Executive Director - Arizona Ethnobotanical Research Association
The cultural voice of the traditional Dine´ herbalist echoes the wisdom of Asdzåå Nadleehe, the Ever Changing Woman. The ceremonies take years to learn and the herbalist is usually an apprentice of the prestigious Hatalii or singer who performs both healing and preventative ceremonies. Learn about the plant repertoire of the Navajo herbalist that have been perpetuated through oral tradition for hundreds of years.


Make your own incense
Anna-Marija Helt, PhD, Herbalist
Osadha Herbal Wellness
Aromatic plants have been used for millennia for meditation, worship, ritual and health. We’ll get into the history of aromatic plant usage and you’ll learn how to make your own incense using plants of the Southwest (and maybe a few of their friends from elsewhere...).


Kitchen Witchery
Anna-Marija Helt, PhD, Herbalist
Osadha Herbal Wellness
Learn medicinal and culinary uses, folklore and magical uses of some easy-to-grow garden herbs. You may have met these plants before, but not like this!


Kids Activity with Katie Morabito - The Arboretum at Flagstaff

Kids will make herb sachets and start herbs from cuttings for them to take home!  Location: Outdoor Seating Area (northwest side of Walter Reichardt House)


Booth/Vendor List:

Phyllis Hogan: Winter Sun Trading Co.

Mike Masek: Forager's Path School of Botanical Studies

Kim Helfinstine: Desert Mountain Botanicals, herbal products

Feather Jones: Sedona Botanical Tea Blends

Marija Helt: Osadha Herbal Wellness

Eric & Jane Polingyouma (Hopi elders)

Arboretum at Flagstaff: Native & Medicinal plants for sale

Margot Simone: Jewelry 

Flagstaff Soap Company 

Allison Howard Acupuncture

Mother Road Brewery


Please call (928) 774-1442, ext. 124 for more information