Our guided workshops include plant tea journey, hands-on plant medicine making and plant hikes mission is to connect and build relationships with the earth, flora and fauna with an emphasis on stewardship. Plant medicine workshops focus on the traditional uses of medicinal native and non native flora. A wonderful introduction to Traditional Western Herbalism and Folk Medicine.

Christina offers private workshops and plant hikes with a minimum of four people. For folks wanting to learn about the flora on their land, I do land consultations. 

Upcoming Events
Foundational Herbalism Series
Sun, Mar 01
Cactus Mart
Mar 01, 11:00 AM – Apr 25, 4:00 PM
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
Foundational Herbalism is an introductory course encompassing the fundamental principles of Traditional Western Herbalism. consisting of morning lecture and afternoon herbal preparation lab. This course will introduce you to a new way of looking at plants and their uses.
The Wonderful World of Creosote Bush
Sun, Mar 01
Cactus Mart
Mar 01, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
Delve into the Wonderful World of Creosote Bush and explore the plant in depth from ecology, botanical description to traditional and modern day herbal uses of this aromatic desert evergreen shrub.
Native Plants of the Mojave Desert Mountains
Sun, Feb 16
Smarts Ranch Road 3N03
Feb 16, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM
Smarts Ranch Road 3N03, San Bernardino, CA 92408, USA
Explore the native flora of the desert mountains and join in for a native plant tea journey exploration the thermal energetics and the five flavors; salty, sweet, acrid, astringent, sour.
Desert Ecology & Medicinal Flora Hike - Tea Exploration
Sat, Feb 15
Garths Boulder Gardens
Feb 15, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM
Garths Boulder Gardens, 53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268
Discover the bio-diversity of the Mojave Desert ecosystems, learn about the native flora including the medicinal and wild foods.
All Of Pine, Expanding Our Apothecary
Sun, Jan 19
Columbines School Of Botanical Studies
Jan 19, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Columbines School Of Botanical Studies, Eugene, OR 97402, USA
This class delves into herbal preparations of the aerial parts of pine, including tinctures, glycerites, acetums, and oxymels, along with general tips on alcohol intermediates and working with resins.
Piñon Pine & Herbal Syrups Workshop
Sun, Dec 08
Cactus Mart
Dec 08, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM PST
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
This workshop is a two part series. PART I is an introduction to our native Pinus monophylla aka Piñon Pine exploring the ecology of this native pine. PART II is a hands-on experience where we will discover the world of herbal syrups and delve into their sweet world of culinary and medicinal uses.
Desert Flora & Ecology Hike & Plant Tea Exploration
Sat, Dec 07
Hidden Passage Guest Ranch
Dec 07, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM PST
Hidden Passage Guest Ranch, 9662 Lanning Ln, Morongo Valley, CA 92256
We will explore the native flora and ecology of the Mojave Desert at the Hidden Passage Guest Ranch, a desert retreat nestled in a canyon rich in plant diversity, guest will meet native plants including medicinal and edible flora along with a discussion of traditional and contemporary uses.
Creosote Bush Exploration, Desert Medicine & Skincare
Sun, Nov 03
Cactus Mart
Nov 03, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
Join us as I will discuss the ecological importance and contemporary uses of Larrea tridentata commonly known as Creosote Bush. We will be tasting, applying, and spraying a variety of preparations created with Larrea. PART II will be a hands-on making of a herbal preparation called glycerite.
Cultivating Native Foods and Medicine. Prickly Pear Cactus and Fruit Workshop Nopales & Tuna
Sun, Oct 06
Cactus Mart
Oct 06, 2019, 11:00 AM – Oct 07, 2019, 2:30 PM
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
DESERT FLORA PLANT HIKE for the AMAZON - Plant Walk with 100% proceeds donated to the Rainforest Trust
Sun, Sep 29
Location is TBD
Sep 29, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:15 PM
Location is TBD
Plant Hike with 100% of the donations going to the Rainforest Trust, helping in protecting the Amazonian Rain Forest, Indigenous Peoples, Flora & Fauna. Come join me in this plant walk and learn about the flora of the Mojave Desert in the Morongo Basin.
Prickly Pear Workshop
Sun, Apr 07
DESERT HOT SPRINGS URBAN GARDENING
Apr 07, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
DESERT HOT SPRINGS URBAN GARDENING , 11391 Foxdale Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, USA
Learn how to grow and cultivate your own Prickly Pear and how it is used as food and medicine.
Rose Glycerites, Herbal Preparations Workshop.
Sun, Mar 24
Cactus Mart
Mar 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
Discover other ways of making delicious herbal remedies using vegetable glycerine known as glycerites. For this workshop we will be working with the plant Rose. We will cover the two methods of creating glycerites, the clinical method of using ratios and the folk method.
Teddy Talks at the Beatnik Lounge Joshua Tree
Sat, Mar 16
Beatnik Lounge
Mar 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Beatnik Lounge, 61568 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
I'll be speaking this Saturday for Teddy Talks the Beatnik Lounge. I will be sharing some herbal creations I've made using plants made from the Mojave & Sonoran Desert, discussing wild tending, stewardship and weaving flora into self care.
Desert Medicine Plant ID Hike
Sat, Feb 23
Location emailed upon pre-registration
Feb 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM
Location emailed upon pre-registration
This event is now full. Discover the native medicinal flora of the Mojave Desert. This plant id hike explores the traditional and modern medicinal uses of the Mojave Desert.
Piñon Pine, Native Flora Herbal Syrups Workshop
Sun, Feb 03
Cactus Mart
Feb 03, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
Discover the art of making herbal syrups incorporating native tree medicine, Piñon Pine - Pinus monophylla. Herbal syrups can be used both medicinally and for flavoring up dishes. refunds are not issued and tickets are non-transferable
Allergy Relief, Respiratory Allies. Herbal Vinegar Workshop
Sun, Jan 20
Cactus Mart
Jan 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
Hands-On intro to working with vinegars and herbaceous allies that strengthen the respiratory system and allergy relief. Visit for more info refunds are not issued. Credit towards other workshops are given if done a week before class
Desert Medicine Plant ID Hike.
Sun, Jan 13
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Jan 13, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, 11055 East Dr, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
Discover the native medicinal flora of the Mojave Desert at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. This plant id hike explores the medicinal uses of our native flora.
Friends At The Border - ROUND II DONATION DRIVE.
Tue, Jan 01
Beatnik Lounge
Jan 01, 2019, 5:00 PM – Jan 18, 2019, 9:00 PM
Beatnik Lounge, 61568 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
High Desert, Low Desert, OC folks, we are gathering items once again for our brothers and sisters of the Central American Exodus. Please continue on to learn more about what is now needed, location and times.
DISCOVERING CREOSOTE BUSH, HERBAL INFUSED OIL & SALVE WORKSHOP
Sun, Dec 16
Cactus Mart
Dec 16, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
Meet some ancient Desert Medicine. Learn of the topical and internal medicinal uses of Creosote Bush and how to make herbal oils and salve.
DESERT MEDICINE PLANT ID HIKE
Sun, Dec 09
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Dec 09, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, 11055 East Dr, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Keep posted for next plant walk. Discover the native medicinal flora of the Mojave Desert at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. This plant id hike explores the medicinal uses of our native flora.
FRIENDS AT THE BORDER - CENTRAL AMERICA EXODUS
Mon, Dec 03
Beatnik Lounge
Dec 03, 2018, 12:05 PM – Dec 13, 2018, 4:05 PM
Beatnik Lounge, 61568 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
Please visit this place link on Facebook with all info of needed items for this donation drive. Drop off is @ Beatnik Lounge in Joshua Tree or phone 760.617.9171 https://www.facebook.com/events/1957634970939875/?ti=ia
White Sage and Environmental Concerns with Howie Brounstein
Sat, Dec 01
Cactus Mart
Dec 01, 2018, 11:00 PM – Dec 02, 2018, 12:30 PM
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
White Sage, Salvia apiana, a native Southern California plant, is becoming increasingly popular in the commercial marketplace. There are growing concerns for its continued existence. What are the legal and ethical questions concerning this plant, held in such high regard by Native Americans? READ ON
DESERT FIRE CIDER @ Cactus Mart
Sat, Nov 17
Cactus Mart
Nov 17, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cactus Mart, 49889 Twentynine Palms Highway, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, USA
Begin to stock your herbal medicine cabinet for cold, flu & allergy season with this folk remedy known as Fire Cider, originally created by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. Over the years I have found native plants to the Mojave Desert that can be added to this formula for optimizing health and wellness
ELDERBERRY DESERT SYRUP MAKING WORKSHOP
Sat, Nov 17
Location is TBD
Nov 17, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location is TBD
Get a jump on cold/flu with a dose of elderberry. Anti-viral properties makes it the go to at the very first sign of illness or just after a known exposure to someone who is sick. Added to this formula will be lung strengthen plants and plants that will help with allergies. Cost $40
CLIMBERS COLLECTIVE JTREE CLEANUP MEET & GREET
Sat, Nov 10
6553 Vía Allegra
Nov 10, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
6553 Vía Allegra, 6553 Vía Allegra, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
In an effort to help Joshua Tree NP we have partnered with the park service to host a cleanup, maintenance, and restoration event. Our goal is to provide needed labor for the park service and convey the importance of taking care of climbing areas and other recreational lands to participants
Desert Medicine with Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)
Sun, Oct 28
5662 York Blvd
Oct 28, 2018, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5662 York Blvd, 5662 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA
CLASS CANCELED. NEW DATE TBA. Explore the many uses of the ancient desert evergreen, Creosote Bush. This workshop will include a Plant Tea Meditation, introduction to Creosote Bush followed by crafting two herbal remedies that participants get to take home. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WHITEWATER RIVER DESERT CLEANUP III
Sat, Oct 13
Whitewater Cutoff
Oct 13, 2018, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Whitewater Cutoff, Whitewater Cutoff, California 92282, USA
Third year of this non sponsored event. Call to Action of activist, Eco Warriors, Desert Defenders, Stewards all who love our planet for a CLEANUP. Bring water, heavy duty trash bags, trash pockets READ BELOW LINK FOR MORE INFO https://www.facebook.com/events/2158384717566294/?ti=ia