Discover Your Relationship With Herbs

Over the course of one weekend, we spend time delving into the characteristics of 20+ foundational 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, 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.

Upcoming Roots of Herbalism In-Person Weekend Intensive Classes


Meet The Teachers

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

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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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Debbie Krause

Herbalism Instructor

Debbie is a Central Florida herbalist with a passion for plants, healing and medicine-making. She graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from Rollins College’s Hamilton Holt School in 1994 and has had a passion for nature and a connection to nature ever since

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When You Sign Up for the
Roots of Herbalism Intensive Weekend…

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

Time in the Garden

Time in our United Plant Savers’ Registered Botanical Sanctuary around the plants and others we discuss

20 Herb Samples

Opportunity to sample 20+ foundational herbs covered in the class made into infusions. Plus opportunities to make take-home teas, fire cider, and tinctures.

Roots Coursebook

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

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.

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!


Or try our completely Hands-On, Self-Paced, Home Study Option

The Roots of Herbalism Home Study,
mailed right to your door, click 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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