• May 24, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Materia Medica is usually presented at the Bodhi Garden however during this pandemic we will be presenting this virtually via Facebook Live in Maggie’s garden, this community offering is brought to you by Florida School of Holistic Living.

Building an intimate relationship with the plants is foundational to learning herbalism. Join us for an afternoon in Maggie’s garden via Facebook Live learning about Lemongrass.


Join us on Facebook Live – Sunday, May 24, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuition: Free community event. Although we will accept love donations of $5.

Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.
Maggie is an herbalist and educator in Central Florida. She comes from a large family where chaos was the norm. She always found peace outside watching things grow or climbing magnolia trees. One of her older brothers was considered hyperactive and had a hard time staying in school. Because of the impact food had on his behavior they had no sugar in the house, including ketchup! She learned in her mother’s kitchen that the things you put in your mouth impact your mind and your body.

In the early 90’s she first found her own inspiration to view health from a holistic perspective while working as a teacher assistant at a mental health hospital for children. From that experience, she decided that there had to be a better way to help kids beyond medicating them to a zombie state with pharmaceuticals. She started college studying education and psychology and ultimately received a bachelor’s degree in Human Development.

In 1999 she took her love of plants to Oakland, California where she worked with inner-city elementary students and teachers, learning and teaching about violence prevention and anger management through physical education and body awareness. She explored working with food, exercise, breathing, and communication skills. She continued to study plants and their medicine by sharing with friends.

In 2006 she moved to Florida to find a slower pace in life. Though her love of teaching hasn’t waned, she took the opportunity to focus on deepening her plant knowledge in a more intentional way with herb walks with Emily Ruff. Since then she has found inspiration from teachers like Phyllis Light, Rosemary Gladstar, David Winston to name a few and mostly Emily Ruff. Finishing the community herbalist program in May of 2015. She continues her passion for helping people find peace by sharing her knowledge with whomever will listen. She enjoys working with friends, family, and strangers seeking a more holistic way to be healthy.

These days she can be found hiking on trails, tending her garden, creating something good for you in her kitchen, teaching in her community about plant medicine, and learning from her six-year-old herbalist and his friends.

  • May 24, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Florida, United States

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Address:
Florida, United States

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