Wild Weeds Plant Walk at Mead Garden with Maggie O’Halloran – September 8, 2024

Original price was: $25.00.Current price is: $20.00.

Enjoy a beautiful, gentle walk around Mead Botanical Gardens and learn to identify edible and medicinal plants growing around us.

Be sure to bring your water bottle, favorite note-taking tools, and a mask (if you choose to wear one).

Tuition: $25 / Early Bird Price: $20 through August 25, 2024

Date: September 8, 2024

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM (EST)

Location: Mead Botanical Garden
1300 S. Denning Dr., Winter Park, FL 32789

Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.

All of our classes, unless otherwise noted, are available and accessible to everyone – whether you are an experienced herbalist, a budding herbalist, or simply herb-curious. Everyone is welcome.

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Get to know the plants in our ecosystems and explore their ethnobotanical uses on this easy and level hike through the park! Edible plants and trees will be introduced as we meander, with a discussion at each stop about the plant, shrub, or tree—including whether it is edible or medicinal, other uses, and how to identify it. 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. Most hikes cover 15-20 different species and vary depending on the season of the year.

Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.

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Maggie O’Halloran is an herbalist and educator in Central Florida. She comes from a large family where chaos was the norm. She always found peace outside watching things grow or climbing magnolia trees. She learned in her mother’s kitchen that the things you put in your mouth impact your mind and your body.

In the early 90’s she first found her own inspiration to view health from a holistic perspective while working as a teacher assistant at a mental health hospital for children. From that experience, she decided that there had to be a better way to help kids beyond medicating them to a zombie state with pharmaceuticals. She started college studying education and psychology ultimately received a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Masters in Educational Leadership.

In 1999 she took her love of plants to Oakland, California where she worked with inner-city elementary students and teachers, learning and teaching about violence prevention and anger management through physical education and body awareness with Playworks. She explored working with food, exercise, breathing, and communication skills. She continued to study plants and their medicine by sharing with friends.

In 2006 she moved to Florida to find a slower pace in life. Though her love of teaching hasn’t waned, she took the opportunity to focus on deepening her plant knowledge in a more intentional way with Emily Ruff and The Florida School of Holistic Living. Since then she has found inspiration from teachers like 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.

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