We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Florida Herbal Conference includes a very special educational Youth Program for children ages 3-17.
Youth will enjoy special classes with our herbalist teachers, activities, and fellowship, during the sessions when parents & guardians are enjoying our general workshops. A limited number of spaces will be available in this program to ensure each child has an enriching experience.
There will be three youth tracks in 2019: ages 3-7, ages 8-12 and a new TEEN program for ages 13-17!
Registration fee for the 2019 Youth Program is $150. This includes camping but does not include indoor lodging or a youth meal plan. Snacks will be provided. An accompanying parent or guardian must be attending the conference event.
Check in November 2018 for our 2019 Class Schedule. As a sample of our offerings, the classes for 2018 included:
HERBAL ROOTS ZINE CURRICULUM (graciously provided by Herbal Roots Zine!)
SPIRIT OF THE FOREST with Monique Moyer
MUSIC AND ACTIVITIES with Madelyn Sovern
HERBAL SING-A-LONG with Buffalo Brown and Julia Onnie-Hay
Music is a fun – and traditional – way to celebrate our love for Mother Nature and to learn about plants. Circle up with Miami-based lovebirds, guitarist Buffalo and herbalist Julia, to sing songs about some of our favorite Florida herbs. We’ll sip on some herbal tea for inspiration and create some new songs together too! Look forward to a rap about elderberry, a ballad for spanish needle, a reggae tune for lemon balm, and more. Bring instruments if you have them; a few maracas will be provided or maybe even created!
Each Session includes instruction with guest teachers, outdoor time, snacks, crafts, and movement
Our Youth Program is directed by Madelyn Sovern (“Maddie”)
Madelyn is an herbalist, musician, medicine crafter, artist, reiki practitioner, yogi, and teacher. She has taught with Pickards Mountain Eco Institute, Farm & Wilderness summer camps, the Florida Herbal Conference, the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, Next Step Educators music after school program, Girls Rock Camps, the Young Women Leaders mentorship program, the Knowledge for Spiritual Living CommUnity center, and she cocreated a Young Herbalists homeschooling program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
She believes in nurturing a natural sense of wonder in children and young adults, and holds space in a way so as to facilitate creativity and exploration. She is excited to continue to facilitate the youth program with the Florida Herbal Conference and to share in the magic and medicine of plants and the natural world!