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July – Porterweed

Published on June 22, 2020 under Garden
July – Porterweed
Latin name: Stachytarpheta jamaicensis - Verbenaceae Common name: Porterweed, snake weed,  blue porterweed, Jamaican vervain, worryvine, Brazilian tea Usage: The leaves and flowers of porterweed are utilized for food and medicine. The small blue to…
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June Plant of the Month- Pine

Published on May 23, 2020 under Home
June Plant of the Month- Pine
June - PineLatin name: Pinus spp. (Pinus elliottii - slash pine, Pinus palustris - long leaf pine ,Pinus clausa - sand pine , Pinus echinata - shortleaf pine , Pinus taeda - loblolly pine ,Pinus serotina - pond pine ,Pinus glabra - spruce pine) - PinaceaeCommon name:  Pine Pinus elltioti-…
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New On-Demand Class Options

Published on April 26, 2020 under Home
New On-Demand Class Options
With shelter-in-place orders in effect across the country, the Florida School of Holistic Living has been working diligently to provide our students with options for continued growth and healing during this challenging time. Our new…
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May Plant of the Month – Fennel

Published on April 16, 2020 under Garden
May Plant of the Month – Fennel
Latin name: Foeniculum vulgare -  Apiaceae Common name: Fennel Usage:  The entire above-ground portion of the fennel plant can be utilized for food and medicine and have been for centuries. Valued by the Greeks &…
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April Plant of the Month – Calendula

Published on April 1, 2020 under Garden
Latin name: Calendula officinalis - Asteraceae Common name: Calendula, pot marigold Usage: This sticky, golden, aster is well known as an all-star skin remedy. The resinous flowers are cooling and soothing topically, as well as…
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Class Updates in response to COVID-19

Published on March 26, 2020 under Home
Class Updates in response to COVID-19
The team at the Florida School of Holistic Living wishes all of our students, friends and community a heavy dose of peace, grace, and protection during these turbulent times as we collectively face one of…
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March Plant of the Month – Plantain

Published on February 25, 2020 under Garden
March - Plantain Plantago lanceolata By Rasbak - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=210597 Latin name: Plantago major, Plantago lanceolata,Plantago virginica,  - Plantaginaceae Common name: Plantain The leaves of Plantago major and Plantago lanceolata, commonly…
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February – Oak

Published on February 1, 2020 under Garden
February - Oak Latin name: Quercus spp.  - Fagaceae Common name: Oak Usage:  The wood of the oak genus, or Quercus, has long been utilized for its strength and durability, from ship framing to tanning…
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January – Citrus

Published on December 23, 2019 under Garden
January - Citrus Latin name: Citrus spp. - Rutaceae Common name: Citrus, oranges, lemon, lime, pomelo, grapefruit, mandarins, etc etc Usage:  Many of the common citrus fruits we know and love are not only delicious…
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December – Prickly Pear Cactus

Published on November 25, 2019 under Garden
December -Prickly Pear Cactus Latin name:  Opuntia spp. - Cactaceae Common name: Prickly pear, nopales,tuna, Indian fig, many different names by many cultures of people across the regions in which it grows Usage: The usage…
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