• February 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy a beautiful walk in our area’s best nature parks to identify edible and medicinal plants growing all around us. Join us for a walk in the wilds of Central Florida to discover medicinal and edible plants that are growing all around us. Get to know the plants in our ecosystems and explore their ethnobotanical uses!  Along the hike, edible plants and trees are taught as we meander through the park. There will be a discussion about the plant/shrub/tree; whether edible or medicinal, other uses and how to identify. This is a hands-on course where tasting, smelling and feeling is important. It is taught in a fun and practical way to make the experience educational and enjoyable.   The hike is easy and level with several stops along the way. Well-behaved children are welcome as students. Most hikes cover 15-20 different species and vary depending on the season of the year.  During the hike we will cross through different ecosystems, so you can get a feel for the diversity of Florida’s landscape.


Held on Saturday February 15, 10 am
at Mead Botanical Garden
1500 S Denning Drive, Winter Park FL 32789
* Meet in the parking area by the Bulletin Board, near the Winter Park Garden Club building
Cost: $20.00 Pre-sale by February 14
$25 Full Price at the door
Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.

Emily Ruff, founder of the Florida Herbal Conference and Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living, is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. Her background in gardening and botany came in childhood while wandering the wilderness and digging in the sandy soils of Florida with her grandfather, a tobacco farmer turned urban gardener, and her father, a botany and astronomy professor. Her studies span from the southern coast of Lake Atitlan to the mountains of Vermont, apprenticing under herbalists including Rosemary Gladstar, George D’Arcy, and Carolyn Whitford. Emily’s academic studies include Ethnobotany and Women’s Studies at the University of Central Florida and completion of Bach Flower Registered Practitioner training. Emily serves as a board member of United Plant Savers in dedication to preserving bioregional medicinal plant traditions and ecosystems. In response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Emily founded the Orlando Grief Care Project and through this work continues to facilitate and support community healing justice initiatives in Central Florida and a number of communities around the country.
  • February 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Venue:  

Address:
1500 S Denning Drive, Winter Park, Florida, 32789

Description:

Welcome to Mead Garden.  Please enter the park and pull forward directly to the large parking area in front of the Winter Park Garden Club.  We will meet by the bulletin board.

Venue:  

Address:
1500 S Denning Drive, Winter Park, Florida, 32789

Description:

Welcome to Mead Garden.  Please enter the park and pull forward directly to the large parking area in front of the Winter Park Garden Club.  We will meet by the bulletin board.

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