Emily Ruff, Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living, is a community herbalist and health educator who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. Her studies have taken her around three continents, where she has studied under indigenous healers of many traditions.
Ms. Ruff inherits a background in gardening and botany from her family, including several generations of small farmers and botanists. The roots of her study were passed down during her childhood wandering the wilderness of Central Florida with her father, a botanist and professor, and digging in the soil with her grandfather, an urban farmer. She also was a founder of the Homegrown Local Food Co-op in Orlando.