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.
If you want to grow healthier communities,
It 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
12th Annual Florida Herbal Conference
We had an amazing time with all of you at this year’s Florida Herbal Conference! Save the Date for next year, March 1-3, 2024 and we’re back at Camp Winona 💚
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!
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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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- Emily Ruff & The Sacred ScienceIn late March 2023, after wrapping up hosting the 12th Annual Florida Herbal Conference, our founder Emily Ruff headed off to work with The Sacred Science team on their upcoming project focusing on bringing healing home to our kitchens. One of the recipes she featured for the team’s newest docuseries was Fire Cider! As many who’ve attended a Roots of Herbalism class with us know, this is one of our favorite remedies and we are thrilled Emily will be showcased sharing it with the world! Emily shared with us some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from her shoot, and gave us permission to share them here with you! As we get more news about the release date, and how to watch the series, we’ll share via our newsletter and social media. If you aren’t already subscribed, you can join here. And find us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!
- Plant Profile: EchinaceaEchinacea is a perennial plant that grows to 4 ft. with upright stems and purple to pink flowers that are daisy-like. It’s a hardy perennial that has branched stems with oval, lanceolate, bristly leaves. The large flowers have brown-orange centers that are packed with bristly scales. Echinacea is native to central and eastern North America. It grows best in open woodlands and prairies.
- Plant Profile: Red CloverThis perennial herb grows to 16 in. high. It has hairy upright stems, leaves with 3 (sometimes 4) oval leaflets with a white crescent marking, and pink or purple egg-shaped flowerheads.
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