- June 16, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Too busy and tired to make dinner every night? Batch cooking could work for you. We all get busy and making three healthy meals a day takes a lot of time and energy. Integrating batch cooking into our week means that eating healthy can become part of your busy lifestyle, too. Whether you seek to ease the weekly stress, save money, or just use food well, this workshop with Maggie O’ Halloran on June 16th will cover some basic batch cooking recipes and ideas for implementing them into your week.
Join us every Thursday night, starting March 10th through August 11th, to learn more about the healing world of plants! With a rotation of topics and teachers, both the amateur plant lover and the seasoned herbal enthusiast will find a workshop to fit your interest. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to come learn, share, and grow together. No prior herbal experience is necessary!
Tuition is $20 per workshop, or sign up for 10 & get one FREE. Bring a notebook, a pen, a curious mind, and a friend!
We encourage you to register in advance, as space in each week’s workshop is limited.
Last class will be August 11th.
Maggie comes from a large family where chaos was the norm. She always found peace outside in her father’s vegetable garden 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. That was also when she discovered a love of running (especially marathons) and biking (because it is so easy and incredibly beautiful there!) Much like in Arkansas she continued to study plants and their medicine by sharing with friends. Her friend Hyim still believes fire cider works so well on head colds because after you consume it you are no longer focused on the cold but the burn!
In 2006 she moved to Florida to find a slower pace in life. She found a home near Wekiwa Springs just so she could go kayaking or hit a trail first thing in the morning. 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 and attending the Florida Herb Conference in the spring of 2012. Since then she has found inspiration from teachers like Phyllis Light, Rosemary Gladstar, 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.
- June 16, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm