Susan Marynowski

North Central Florida Regional Plant Walk Leader

Susan Marynowski is a professional herbalist engaged in teaching, writing, editing, and wellness consulting for individuals. She has studied and practiced herbal medicine since the early 1990s. Susan regularly leads “wild weed walks” that examine both edible and medicinal weeds, as well as teaching in more formal settings at the UF Integrative Medicine Program, the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery, the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, the Florida Herbal Conference, and other venues. She also leads fermentation workshops and sponsors events with visiting herbalists.
Susan holds certificates from Dr. Tieraona LowDog’s “Foundations in Herbal Medicine” and Susun Weed’s “Wise Woman Tradition.” She has advanced training in cancer therapeutics, metabolic syndrome, herbal botany, herbal first aid, and functional blood chemistry analysis. She is the former editor for the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild. She counts herbalists Patricia Kyritsi Howell and Thomas Easley as her mentors. Susan has authored or edited a number of books, articles, reports, and scientific studies.
Susan’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an M.S. degree in Ecology and Public Education. She exercises her artistic and ecological eye toward understanding the patterns of plants and the functions of natural and human ecosystems. Susan lives with her husband on a farm near Gainesville, Florida where she wildcrafts and grows herbs and keeps cattle, chickens, and companion animals.