education

The Eclectic Institute is proud to host the following educational programs and events on our combined 165 acres of property at the base of Mt. Hood. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram @eclecticherb to get up-to-date information about the events happening at our farms throughout the year.

 

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Eclectic Internship Program

We are gearing up for year 2 of our Budding Herbalis Internship Program, a hands-on educational opportunity for beginning herbalists. Interns help on the farm 4 days per week with the cultivation, maintenance and harvest of medicinal herbs. In the evenings and select weekends, they can expect classes on a wide range of topics in herbal medicine and holistic health. We offer this internship in 3 different sessions: spring, summer, and fall.


Kids Herb Camp

This summer camp is held on the 75 acre grounds of Eclectic Institute, a 33 year-old herb company founded and owned by a family of naturopaths. The curriculum includes medicinal herbs, plants for first aid, making herbal remedies, plant identification, and ethical wildcrafting. Each child will have a collection of their own homemade remedies and a herbal workbook to bring home at the end of the week.


Annual revitalization retreat

The retreat is held every September at the Eclectic herb farm and is open to naturopathic students and doctors. During the retreat, naturopathic Elders share their knowledge of hands on traditional treatments such as hydrotherapy, mudbaths, clay packs and wet wraps.

Elders teach about the origins of the naturopathic principles with fireside discussions and CE accredited talks are given in tipi classrooms or in the fresh outdoors.