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Discover Your Relationship With Herbs

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In this self-paced, hands-on course, you can take your time to journey along a plant path of your own making, all from the comforts of your own home. Learn the scientific and common names of the plants. Master the ability to recognize the plants by appearance, taste, touch, and smell. Become familiar with the individual origin stories and how the plants have been used historically by humankind. You’ll finish the course knowing the character, energetic qualities, and medicinal benefits of the 20 herbs covered in the course as well as how to create your own tinctures, teas, steams, syrups, and more.

Meet The Teachers

The Roots of Herbalism Home Study Course is brought to you by some of the brightest and best in the herbalism community.

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Emily Ruff


Emily has over a decade of experience as a community herbalist. She studied under the tutelage of Rosemary Gladstar, author of Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, which we include with your tuition. She is active in the organization United Plant Savers and the founder of the Florida Herbal Conference.

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Maggie O’Halloran

Executive Director

Maggie has over two decades of pursuing plant knowledge and five as a community herbalist and teacher with the Florida School of Holistic Living. Her specialty is helping people find peace through holistic living. She finds her inspiration from teachers like Rosemary Gladstar, Emily Ruff, and her eleven-year-old herbalist-in-training son.

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Shannon Alycia

Core Instructor

Shannon is a mother, folk herbalist, and lightworker. She teaches herbalism and yoga as means of empowering others to learn responsibility for their personal health and well-being. Her passion is to share what yoga can teach us on and off the mat.

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When You Sign Up for the
Roots of Herbalism Home Study Course…

You get the tools and resources you need for rooting your foundation as an herbalist.

Roots Home Study kit
Roots Home Study kit

Instructional Video

The Roots of Herbalism Home Study courses video can be provided as a full-length DVD or streamed through the online course.

20 Herb Samples

Free samples of what’s covered in class are mailed right to your door so you can gain a sensory knowledge of the plants and work with them in your home kitchen.

Roots Coursebook

Your guidebook through the class with foundational teachings, herbal exercises, and medicine-making instructions. Accompanies the instructional video.

Herbal Recipes Book

We include a complimentary copy of Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. Gladstar is one of the leading contemporary herbalists with over 40 years of experience.

A $260 Value

Plus, Exclusive Access to Online Programs

Basics of Medicine

The 5-part video series, Basics of Herbal Medicine Making, covers tea blending and formulation, vinegars and oxymels, syrups, tinctures, steams, and chest packs.

Materia Medica

Aka “Our Friends in the Garden” plant profile series. These are available on our blog and as short videos. They include the herbs you’ll receive in your material package to support your hands-on learning.

Roots Roundtable

A subscription to the Roots Roundtable community. Live online sessions (one per month October through April) for fun and friendship with fellow herbalists, plus teaching from our community herbalist students. 1 monthly virtual class, discounts from herbal companies, and a curated collection of videos, PDFs, eBooks, and More!

A $185 Value

In total, the entire package is worth $445, but we offer this course package for a one-time payment of $297 or two payments of $165

*Also available for an additional fee are 12 Continuing Education Units for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Dieticians, Midwives, and Acupuncture physicians.

Or try our completely Hands-On, In-Person offering

The Roots of Herbalism Weekend Intensive,
at our Central Florida location by clicking here now.

Kind Words From Our Graduates

The Florida School of Holistic Living is a great place to study herbs, the natural world, and our personal places in that world. The herbalists who guided me through the Roots of Herbalism Family Herbalism, and Community Herbalism programs are all full of amazing energy helped not only teach me about more helpful herbal allies than I ever thought I could learn about, but also became an extension of my herbal family.

Leann Hill

Herbalist Graduate

Plants have grabbed me with all their might. I started Roots at the Florida School of Holistic Living as an online course. The Content and overview propelled me to attend Family as the intensive followed by Community. The school, teachers, and the students carried me on their wings from a newcomer to herbal medicine to showing me all the opportunities work with healing herbs can bring to one’s life. The core herbalism program provided me with the foundation to pursue further study as a clinical herbal practitioner.

Robyn McKenzie

Herbalist Graduate

The Florida School of Holistic Living truly embodies everything that an herbalism school should represent the curriculum is in-depth and thorough and is presented with a perfect balance of science, academia, folk wisdom, and spiritual depth. After I finished the community herbalism course, I have gained not only the hands-on experience and knowledge needed to begin my lifelong journey as an herbalist but a few lifelong friends and a sense of community and belonging as well.

Rachel Amos Alonzo

Herbalist Graduate

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