Wild Weeds Plant Walk at Mead Garden with Maggie O’Halloran December 4, 2022


Enjoy a beautiful walk in our area’s best nature parks to identify edible and medicinal plants growing all around us.

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

Tuition: $25

Date: December 4, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM

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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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.


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


headshot of maggie ohalloran against blurred green foliage background

Maggie O’Halloran is the executive director for the Florida School of Holistic Living and a core herbal instructor. Her background with herbalism stems from childhood. In her mother’s kitchen, she learned that what you eat greatly impacts your mind and body. As a child and still as an adult, she finds peace outside watching the flora and fauna around her grow.

She was raised in Louisiana, lived for a period as a young adult in Oakland, CA, and settled in Orlando, FL in 2006. Her background is in early education, and upon moving here and becoming a mother, she decided to expand on the herbal studies she’d been conducting independently for as long as she can remember.

After graduating from the Community Herbalism Program, she began working as a member of the instructional staff here at the Florida School of Holistic Living before becoming executive director.

These days when she’s not teaching 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 son and his friends.