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Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)

Published on November 13, 2017 under News
Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)
Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is best known for its stunning accent to a wooded landscape, but it is neither moss, nor Spanish. Its species name “usneoides” means that it has an appearance like moss – though is not actually a moss, but rather an…
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Herbal Books: Staff Picks!

Published on November 9, 2017 under News
A common indulgence amongst all herbalists is none other than herbal books. That insatiable desire to read everything about all the things is real and endless. For some, that’s the initial knowing that herbalism is…
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Reclaiming the Practice of Self Care

Published on October 20, 2017 under News
Reclaiming the Practice of Self Care
  At Florida School of Holistic Living, self care is a foundational component to our core curriculum. The core curriculum is indeed an elaborate herbalist training, but we have to care for ourselves if we’re…
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Plant of the Month: Florida Betony

Published on October 9, 2017 under News
Plant of the Month: Florida Betony
Florida betony (Stachys floridana also known as Rattlesnake Weed) is a special plant to me. I remember my grandmother pickled the tubers when I was a little girl. I would munch and munch on them…
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[ Recipe! ] Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

Published on October 4, 2017 under News
    Salves, ointments, and balms, all these different options can leave one feeling confused when it comes time to pick a topical remedy to treat a skin disorder.  Which one is the right choice…
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