Roots of Herbalism – In Person October 15-16 – Tallahassee
Roots of Herbalism introduces students to over twenty herbs and their primary uses. Over the course of one weekend, we spend time delving into the characteristics of all sample herbs, tasting each one along the way. We discuss the philosophies of being ecological in herbalism, practicing herbal nutrition, and the foundations of holistic health. And, this is a hands-on weekend, where students participate in preparing their own herbal tisanes, tinctures, and teas. Come prepared to learn a lot, take notes, go home with a new perspective and experience, and begin your herbal journey with a solid foundation.
The Roots of Herbalism Weekend Intensive comes with:
- 1 copy of Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar
- Florida School of Holistic Living Course Book
- Opportunity to sample 20+ foundational herbs
- Hands-on medicine making
- Time in our United Plant Savers’ Registered Botanical Sanctuary around the plants and others we discuss
- Subscription to Roots Roundtable — the seasonal (from October through April), monthly online live sessions of teachings from current community herbalism students and the chance to meet, share and collaborate with fellow herbalists.
Date: Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16, 2022
Time: Saturday-10am-6pm, and Sunday-10am-5pm
Class Meets: In-Person / Tallahassee
Level: All levels welcome
12 CEUs are available to Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Dietitians, Nurses & Midwives in the state of Florida through CE Broker for students who successfully complete the course through attendance and submission of assignments. To add CEU credits to your enrollment, click here. An additional $15 educational credit processing fee will apply.
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More about what to expect from your Intensive Roots of Herbalism Weekend:
- Discover your relationship with plants and the environment, and its impact on your personal health.
- Explore the theory, philosophy, and history of ecological herbalism and ethnobotany.
- Understand the role of the nervous system and emotional, mental, and spiritual health in our physical well being
- Learn techniques to integrate herbal wellness into a daily lifestyle practice.
- Discuss important foundational nutritional principles to nourish your body’s own healing capacity.
- Learn the botanical classification, parts used, and prominent medicinal uses of over 20 herbs from subtropical western Materia Medica, to begin building your knowledge of herbs.
- Explore through hands-on experience, how to make your own herbal preparations to apply your herbal knowledge through practical application, including tisanes, tinctures, and topical applications.
- Learn how to integrate these ancient teachings into our modern-day world.
Roots of Herbalism unifies ancient traditions with the scientific context of our modern world. We focus our study on plants common to the Indigenous North American and Western European traditions, which grow wild or can be easily cultivated. This course includes 16 class contact hours, handouts, herbal samples, and assignment feedback. Students learn over 20 herbs and their uses through hands-on interaction with the plants in their living and dried form.
Roots of Herbalism is the prerequisite course to our Family Herbalist Program, the intermediate class designed to teach how to begin providing holistic care for your family and friends in addition to yourself. Both Roots of Herbalism and Family Herbalist are prerequisites to our professional training—Community Herbalist Program—intended for those wishing to progress into a professional or clinical setting. Learn more about our Core Herbal Curriculum at this link.
Space in each class is limited, and these courses fill quickly. This class is hosted at our Tallahassee location.
If location, time, and schedule are preventing you from attending in-person, we offer a home study course covering the same material but can be done at your own pace and in your own kitchen. Click Here to Learn More.
Tuition: $297.00 includes herbal materials and textbook, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health
Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.
Dates not convenient? Try our Home Study Course
Instructors: Maggie O’Halloran
Maggie is an herbalist and educator in Central Florida. She has decades of experience in education, a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a Master’s in Education Leadership. Her herbal interests began early. As a child, she always found peace outside watching things grow or climbing magnolia trees. And it was in her mother’s kitchen she learned that the things you eat impact your mind and your body.
She’s been with the Florida School of Holistic Living, first as a student and then as an educator, since 2006. She’s studied under Emily Ruff, Rosemary Gladstar and David Winston. She continues her passion for helping people find peace by sharing her knowledge with whoever will listen. She enjoys working with friends, family, and strangers seeking a more holistic way to be healthy.
These days she can be found hiking on trails, tending her garden, creating something good for you in her kitchen, teaching in her community about plant medicine, and learning from her six-year-old herbalist and his friends. Read her full bio here.
Instructor: Christina Lynch
Christina Lynch is a growing community herbalist who desires to share her knowledge and passions with those around her. She is a first-generation American, with her lineage deriving from Barbados. Taking great desire to reconnect to the earth, continuing the spiritual and physical connections with the earth as her ancestors once did, her intent is to assist others in starting or continuing their journeys in becoming one with themselves.
She is currently the Vice President of Accounting & Finance for The Gabor Agency in Tallahassee, Florida. She has her Master’s degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Penn State University, and her bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Human Resource Management from Florida State University. She has 13 years of professional experience in corporate accounting, human resource management, risk management, business plan development, and strategic planning. She has also assisted numerous small businesses to improve administrative operations, develop and maintain bookkeeping practices, and provide training support through her consulting firm, Trydent Consulting, and the Small Business Development Center.
Christina is an avid tea lover, recovering foodie, and cultural explorer.
Here’s more about all the additional materials you can now access online:
Enjoy our Basics of Herbal Medicine Making 5-part video series
- Tea Blending and Formulation
- Vinegars and Oxymels
- Steams and Chest Packs
This series is offered on its own for $50 tuition and included for free as part of our introductory Roots of Herbalism package.
Plant Profiles aka Materia Medica
What is it to develop a relationship with a plant?
Beyond the introduction of scientific names and common names, plants like people deserve some one-on-one time to really get to know them. You’ll learn attributes like appearance, taste, smell, touch, where it’s from, where it lives, what’s its character is like, energetics, medicinal benefits, and its history with humans.
These plant profiles are articulated both through a written, blog format as well as a short video class. They include the herbs that you will receive in your physically mailed package to support your hands-on learning.
Receive our entire catalog of Materia Medica classes and articles with your Roots of Herbalism Enrollment.
Join us for our seasonal live, online sessions of fun and friendship with fellow
herbalists, plus teaching from our Community Herbalist students. Runs from October to April.
The Roots Roundtable Subscription includes:
• Virtual classes
• Discounts from herbal companies
• Curated collection of videos, PDFs and e-books
• And More!!
Roots of Herbalism
Roots of Herbalism curriculum | $260 value
Basics of Herbal Medicine Making | $50 value
Materia Medica | $60 value
Roots Roundtable Season | $75 value
All components a
All this for only $297
$15 additional fee for CEU credits