Materia Medica at the Bodhi Garden, presented by Florida School of Holistic Living.
Building an intimate relationship with the plants is foundational to learning herbalism. Join us for an afternoon in the Bodhi Garden getting to know Florida Betony (Stachys floridana). We will talk briefly about some seasonal plant visitors to the garden and then dive deep into the use, botany, growth habits and history of the “wild radish” of Florida. You will even leave with a tasty treat!
Join us at the Bodhi Garden – Sunday, April 28, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuition: Sliding Scale, $5-40 per student – Full Value of the class is $40.
Pay what you can afford in honor of the value you receive.
Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.Samantha Johnson
is an Orlando, FL based herbalist, medicine-maker, gardener, healthy food enthusiast, dirt-worshiper, and environmentalist. Raised to respect and admire nature, the plants have bewitched her from an early age. Over eleven years of study and intimate relationship with our herbal allies has lead her on the path to share the healing gifts of the plants with her friends, family and community. She believes in accessible, affordable and inclusive healthcare for all. As an herbalist, she knows and believes that plants work for and with each and everyone of us. Samantha believes we are able to empower ourselves to take back control of our bodies and our health from the oppressive systems currently in place through the use of herbal medicine. Her herbal training began at the Florida School of Holistic Living and has brought her to many different ecosystems across the US where she has been honored to study with a multitude of gifted teachers. Samantha’s academic studies include a BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Education and a minor in Biology from Warren Wilson College, where she was an integral part of the school’s Herb Crew. Samantha is a member of United Plant Savers and is currently working to reestablish endangered native medicinal plant species on family land in Western North Carolina. She can generally be found tending any one of various gardens or working in her apothecary crafting medicine for Moon Cove Botanicals. When not immersed in the plants, Samantha can be found exploring nature, cooking, eating, reading and spending time with her partner, family, friends and two cats. With a focus on accessibility, sustainability, and bioregional herbalism, Samantha seeks to help facilitate a reciprocal relationship between you and the plants.