- June 22, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us every Thursday night, starting March 9th through Summer, 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. 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.
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm starting March 9th
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.
Venue Phone: 407-595-3731
Venue Website: https://www.holisticlivingschool.orgAddress:
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.