Tanya has been teaching for 20 years as an herbalist, nutritionalist, gardener,  permaculturalist, and ethnobotanist. She received her herbalism certificate in 1994 from The Oregon School of Herbal Medicine, ran a tincture and lotion-making company called Pixie Plants and has since been teaching herbal and foraging classes in Oregon and the Bay Area.

Tanya attended the University of Oregon and received her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies, where her thesis was focused on “The Ethnobotany and Ethnomedicine of the Oregon Native American.”

Tanya is a multi-generational Oregonian, growing up in northeastern Oregon on a small family farm, raising rabbits and sheep, and helping her family with the cherry orchard and farm.

You can finding her teaching classes on botany, seaweed harvesting, foraging, and homesteading through both the Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies and the Institute of Urban Homesteading. She works as a Garden Teacher at the Edible Schoolyard on the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School campus and lives at an Intentional Community house called Brigid Collective in West Berkeley.

2019 Session 2

  1. Herb Walk offered twice

2017 Session 2 with Seawytch

  1. INTENSIVE: Seaweed Conservation Ethical Wildcrafting And Essence Making
  2. Seaweed Conservation