The Seminole Inn opened the doors to the historic Windsor Room on Saturday to welcome the first class to our Folk and Farm School. Laura Olson took center stage to discuss the medicinal uses of native Florida plants with a group of seventeen.
"Black Elderberry and Black Willow are two of the most widely used plants" said teacher Laura Olson. "They both have a lot of medicinal value both now and back when the Seminoles used them, and it is very convenient to have something native and this useful growing in our backyard."
The full room sat and discussed the plants with Olson and absorbed the information she gave them. This sustainable skill is something people can incorporate into their everyday life to live a more natural and rewarding lifestyle.
"The best thing about herbal medicine is that it always has its intended effects. With prescription medicine you have to worry about the side-effects. Nature progresses as our bodies change so you don't have to deal with the resistences to them that you often get with processed antibiotics.
Olson's company is euFLoria healing. She works with many plants that are all grown by her from a seed. Her herbal products are used from everything from headaches to infant health to pets. Read more about her company at http://eufloriahealing.com/
We are excited to announce the second installment on this topic. The workshop will be taking place on Saturday, August 8th. You can register for the workshop at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-native-medicinal-plants-part-ii-tickets-17733851427?aff=es2 or by calling the Seminole Inn at 772-597-3777.
Interested in teaching a traditional and sustainable skill? Contact us to send us a proposal.