• December 2, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a fun, relaxing, creative class as we learn how to make our own healing holiday gifts! This annual tradition has grown into one of our most popular classes – register early, it always fills up. This season we will offer two sessions to meet demand. Come join us for a hands-on afternoon of fun making herbal holiday gifts to take home to loved ones! This playshop is hands-on and will explore a variety of gifts for all ages and tastes, which can be personalized for your unique loved ones and friends. Make your gifts and take home the samples along with recipes. Six herbal gifts will be included in our afternoon together to take home, plus a recipe booklet for over 15 gifts.

Workshop tuition: $35; Participate in both Friday and Saturday workshops for $60

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


Instructor
Maggie O’Halloran

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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.

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Location

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Venue Phone: 407-595-3731

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Address:
1109 East Concord Street, Orlando, Florida, 32803

Description:
Welcome to our main campus.  During weekdays, parking is available in the two spots in front of our building, or streetside along Thornton Avenue and Concord Street (south side of Concord only).  After 5 pm and on weekends, all six spots in our lot are available, as well as the lot behind our office.  Please plan accordingly.

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