Susan Marynowski (M.S.) grew up in north Florida. Susan has a passionate interest in native plants and has been a perpetual student of the patterns of plants, people, and healing for over 25 years. She is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and maintains a small practice and teaching program in Gainesville. Susan has studied and mentored with Tieraona LowDog, Susun Weed, David Winston, Patricia Howell, Thomas Easley, and other esteemed herbalists. She holds degrees in fine arts and wildlife ecology, with emphasis in public education. Susan is a land conservation and sustainability advocate and a volunteer steward at a natural burial ground. She hopes to live (and die) in a way that has less impact on the Earth that sustains us all.
Susan’s 2017 Florida Herbal Conference classes:
Walking Over Medicine: A Dozen Florida Medicinal Weeds
Susan will share with you her special passion for Florida’s medicinal weeds! Instead of talking about all of the plants, this time we will focus on a dozen or so important medicinal weeds that commonly grow in central and north Florida. We will examine the important physical and medicinal characteristics of the plants and will meet the plant families. These common plants – both native and non-native – are under our feet, over our heads, and by our sides.
Naming All the Things
What are those crazy Latin names that some people use for plants? Why are there about 27 plants called by the common name “snakeroot”? This workshop will explore the Latin names for things – plants, animals, insects, humans! – and why those names are important. We will review common names, Latin binomials, and how to interpret some of the most common Latin names. Then we will talk about the larger groups of plants, the plant FAMILIES! Knowing a little bit about the families is really helpful in your medicinal plant explorations.