Welcome to the Florida School of Holistic Living
We are a nonprofit educational organization at the intersection of teaching herbalism, holistic living and environmental consciousness. For over 20 years, we’ve guided students along their plant paths through training, classes, and workshops. In recent years, we’ve added virtual offerings to our schedule as well, making it possible to grow our community.
Growing healthier communities
begins one seed at a time.
Learn More About Our Programs
Our three-part Core Curriculum:
Roots of Herbalism
Family Herbalist Program
Community Herbalist Program
Continuing Education Units
Wild Weeds Plant Walks
In-Person and Virtual Classes
Single Classes & Class Series
We record our most popular live classes and offer them as on-demand virtual classes you can complete from the comfort of your own home, on your schedule!
Current Herbalist Trainings with Open Registration
Our three-part core curriculum guides you along your herbalism journey to becoming a Community Herbalist. Learn more about our Herbalist Trainings here or select the class you’re ready for below.
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Learn more about our Community Herbalist Training Programs
Featured Live Classes
Outside our Herbalist Training Program, we offer classes throughout the year intended for students of all levels of experience. All classes at the Florida School of Holistic Living are designed to support your education to a better quality of life, and most offer continuing education units for licensed Massage Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Dietitians, and Acupuncturists. Below are our upcoming live in-person and online classes.
Coming Up with The Natural Nurse®
Dr. Ellen Kamhi, PhD & RN, teaches online with us throughout the year. Known as The Natural Nurse® she has extensive background and knowledge in holistic caretaking, health, and herbal remedies. Her classes make for excellent sources of continuing education for nurses, midwives, dietitians, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. CEUs are available on most of her classes when you select the CEU add-on at checkout.
See our full list of live classes.
Choose the one that’s best for you!
Discounted Tuition & On-Demand Sales
We offer early bird discounts on tuition for all our classes when you register before a certain date. And, throughout the year, we like to share select sales on our evergreen on-demand classes. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for announcements on ways to save!
Follow Your Plant Path
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The gifts of nature
and teachings of ancestors
bring us health and peace through
the challenges of modern life.
Dig your fingers in the soil with us,
and let’s plant seeds of healing together…
Free Video Classes available on YouTube!
Check out our monthly Plant Profiles, previous classes and class highlights, recipes, Q&A sessions, and much more on our YouTube channel!
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- Plant Profile: Shiitakeby Lex Barnard Common Names Shiitake, Shiitake Mushroom, Black Forest Mushroom, Chinese Black Mushroom, Donko (dōnggū) aka “winter mushroom”, xiang gu aka “flower mushroom”, bai hua gu Latin Name: Lentinula edodes Family: Marasmiaceae Habitat: Native to east Asia, largely China and Japan, as well as in warm and moist climates. Shiitake grows on decaying broadleaf (deciduous) trees and is largely cultivated throughout the world. They fruit during spring to late summer and early autumn. Parts Used: Fruiting body and mycelium
- Plant Profile: Nettleby Lex Barnard Latin name: Urtica dioica Family: Urticaceae Habitat: Perennial herb often found in damp, nutrient-rich soil along bodies of water in relatively well shaded areas or places with access to full sun. It can also be found in disturbed areas and is often thought of as a “weed” due to its ability to spread quite far. This is due to the fact that nettles spread via rhizome as well as via seed. The leaves are saw-toothed, heart-shaped, and alternate on its stalk. There are stinging hairs that cover the stem and leaves. It can grow 3-5 feet tall and in zones 2-9.
- Plant Profile: Garlicby Shay DeGrandis Common Names: Garlic, Ail, Ajo, Camphor of the Poor, Da Suan (TCM), Nectar of the Gods, Poor Man’s Treacle, Rason/Lasunam (Ayurveda), Stinking Rose Latin Name: Allium sativum Family: Alliaceae (previously listed as Amarylidaceae and Liliaceae) Habitat: With approximately 500 species native throughout the Northern Hemisphere, almost all cultures across the world have grown and utilized some type of garlic. Most garlic is currently cultivated in China and India while some is imported from South America. California is the largest grower in the U.S.
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