Keath Silva is the Founder, director and one of the teachers at Yarrow School of Collective Wellness. They are an avid herb gardener, herbal medicine maker and community herbalist with over 20 years of herbal experience. They teach from a multi-dimensional, hands-on, creative and non-hierarchal perspective. They believe that every human has a deep wellspring of herbal knowledge in their bones, waiting to be remembered. Keath has had a thriving private energy work and botanical therapy practice for over two decades and currently practices at Yarrow Community Wellness center.
Saliha is a singer and sound healer who loves creating relationships with plant spirit-beings through the intimate connection of the voice,
Oh, hi. I'm called shiny. (On the left in photo.) I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife and our two dogs. I am a librarian and professor by trade, a farmer and medicine maker by calling, and a community organizer by necessity. We are almost one year into Scrapberry Farm, our 1/10th of an acre where we grow herbs, vegetables, and resilience in North Portland. We farm because it increases resilience - to this world, to the loss of plants and people, to the colonization of our traditional ways of knowing. I make medicine because it increases gentling; I am grateful for the opportunity to slow down, to listen with my whole self, and to tap into instinct and tradition when offering care to my communities.
Founder & Owner Rodi Bragg is a Licensed Esthetician living in Portland, Oregon who has been handcrafting her own line of herbal based skincare, Rose Alchemista, since 2012. Rodi graduated from Aveda Institute Portland in January 2018. She has also received her Certificate in Natural Products Manufacturing from American College of Health Care Sciences in Portland, Oregon. Rodi is passionate about herbal skincare and social justice. She enjoys sharing her craft with others and calling Portland her home.
The soil runs deep in Talia’s blood as it were. Raised on a farm in Iowa built by her great-great grandfather, Talia spent her childhood summers snapping beans and pulling weeds. She was introduced to herbalism by a local herablist in the gorge. After years of self study, Talia enrolled in the School of Traditional Western Herbalism in Portland, Oregon where she continued to expand her knowledge. Now, she runs an herb farm and teaches workshops on all things herbal. Her passion is health, and she is currently working toward a degree as an RN with our local community college.
Hi I'm Letty Chichitonyoltli Martinez. (On the Right in the photo). I am an activist, herbalist, dog worker and farmer. I grow medicinal herbs and make holistic herbal remedies for dogs and humans.
I grew up in Chicago and my family of origin is from an area in northeastern Mexico called Coahuila. I am a veteran, have a background in public health and community health education I’ve been living and working in Portland since April of 2012. I live here with my sweet heart, our 2 dogs and recently, my nephew Victor, who came to live with us and help us grow on our micro-farm. I'm grateful for this opportunity of continued growth and learning in community.
Missy Rohs is a community herbalist and dandelion lover. She is co-founder and instructor at The Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Studies in Portland, Oregon. In her practice and her teaching, she focuses on sustainable herbal remedies: those that grow easily in populated habitats, and those that can be harvested in the wild with minimal impact. Missy believes in community herbalism as a means to work towards climate justice and as a tool to fight for social justice.
Gradey Proctor is a botanist and ecologist who has spent years studying the flora and fungi of Oregon's forests. Growing up in a place without intact ecosystems, Gradey fell hopelessly in love with the Northwest upon his arrival in the '90s. His longing to develop a sense of place has driven his passion for protecting wild spaces and sustainably wildcrafting medicinal and edible plants -- and he loves supporting his community by teaching others to do the same. Gradey teaches at the Arctos School Of Herbal and Botanical Studies, runs a medicinal plant nursery called the Medicine Garden, and works with Bark, a nonprofit that advocates for and protects the Mt. Hood National Forest. When not hanging out with plants he loves rockhounding and camping with his kiddos, Scarlet and Madrone.