• April 27, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will address the use of native plants of this bioregion from the perspective of an herbal practitioner who is the sixth generation of her family who had lived on and with the same land.
Learn broad categories of common everyday health and wellness issues, and how to address them from a local herbal medicine cabinet.

Together we will look at appropriate substitutes of natives for many commonly used non-native herbals, and how they may serve the same functions. Keep it local for everything from cuts and stings to stomach aches and much more.
We will also discuss what actions are needed and the identification, collection, processing, storage and dosing for our local natives. Identify local plants and determine some practical local herbal solutions to your most common wellness needs.

This class will be held Thursday, April 27th from 6pm – 8 pm.
Tuition is $25.  *Sign up before April 14th and receive $5 off registration!

Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.

Instructor: Susan Anderson

Susan is the owner and operator of Native Naturals Farm. Her family has lived on and worked the same land since 1826. The farm produces organically grown herbs, nuts and fruits, as well as grass fed beef. Susan comes from a long line of herbalists and healers. She began the study native plant medicine, collecting, growing and preparing, with her grandmother who was a well respected midwife and nurse. She is of both Creek and Cherokee descent, and has learned from traditional healers throughout the southeast. She is a traditional ceremonial person and draws heavily on her cultural roots in her relationship with the growing world.

She has worked as a resource planner, journalist, educator and as a natural resource interpretive writer. She has served as executive director for two nonprofits, and consultant on numerous environmental and cultural projects.

Her love of the land and respect for the food, fiber and medicinal value of native plants has been a guiding force in her life. She is a traditional fiber artist working primarily with native plant fibers and dyes. She has developed an intimate and comprehensive understanding of her land, its ecosystems and cycles, and how these things relate to the unique “medicine of place”.

Her non traditional academic education includes degrees in sociology and religion from Florida State University. Graduate studies in urban and regional planning at FSU, and cultural sustainability at Goucher College in Baltimore MD.

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1401 High Rd, Tallahassee, FL (FLORIDA), 32304, United States

Tucked away on three acres in the heart of Tallahassee is a fascinating property hidden from view. A visitor walks down a wooded path and is greeted by a majestic live oak tree shading a soft lawn. This tree, a sapling in the time of Shakespeare, keeps company with something not seen in Florida, an English Tudor-style cottage, which looks as if it comes from the pages of a child’s book of fairy tales. With a steeply gabled roof, diamond-pattern leaded glass windows and stone foundation, the cottage continues its vigil over the gardens, labyrinth and tree surrounding it. A majority of the classes will be held inside the cottage, which is handicap accessible with a ramp in the back of the cottage leading up to the back door. If there is an overflow of parking, signs will direct you to the appropriate lot. There is a restroom in the cottage and portable restrooms outside.

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