Mimi Prunella Hernandez

Mimi Prunella Hernandez

Keynote Speaker

Mimi Prunella Hernandez is an herbalist and author of the National Geographic Herbal.

With her wealth of knowledge, unwavering dedication, and genuine love for all things herbal, she has devoted her life’s work to advocating for traditional and professional herbal pathways.
For over a decade, Mimi has served as the executive director of the American Herbalists Guild, where she has worked tirelessly to ensure that herbalists have a strong professional community to support their work. In 2023, Mimi received a Botanical Excellence Award from the American Botanical Council, a prestigious honor that recognizes her as a Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder.

Mimi Prunella Hernandez, M.S., R.H. (AHG), is a clinical herbalist with a master's degree in herbal medicine. As a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, she has mentored students in clinical and community herbalism through various educational platforms. Mimi is known for her ability to explain complex information in a relatable way, which has gained her a dedicated following. Her warm and approachable nature has made her a sought-after speaker at conferences and events.

Mimi's volunteer work inspires plant sanctuary dreamers. She not only strives to ensure the continued availability of native and medicinal plants but also educates others about their importance and traditional uses. With her husbnad Terry she stewards The PonderLand Native Plant Sanctuary and inspires others to consider establishing plant sanctuaries in their communities.

Mimi's herbal roots are inspired by her Colombian and Mexican Grandmothers via a Latin American Folk Herbalism and Curanderismo lineage. While Mimi finds immense joy in practicing kitchen herbalism, she finds tremendous fulfillment in delivering herbal house calls. She loves delivering baskets filled with homemade nourishing goodies, using the herbs she grows in her garden to provide natural remedies to those in need.

Her greatest joy is tending to her 3 children, AnaÏs, Evan, and Talan, and several pets, alongside her husband Terry.

Learn from Mimi at the Florida Herbal Conference:

  • Saturday Keynote- Mimi's Musings: Lessons Learned along the Journey of an Herbalist

  • INTENSIVE: Live, Love and Limpia - Embark on a captivating exploration of some of the most enchanting and sacred plants in this immersive experience. Take in the beautiful aromatics of lemon balm, lemongrass, and lemon verbena, as their fragrances transport you to a realm of tranquility and serenity. Discover the protective qualities of rue, embracing its strength as it shields you with love and care. Allow the joyous exhilaration of the rose to uplift your spirit and ignite a sense of wonder within you. Delve into the sacred grief of Dragon's Blood and experience its profound connection to deep healing.   As the journey unfolds, witness the transformative power of the releasing smoke from Copal resin, carrying with it a sacred energy that cleanses and purifies. Immerse yourself in the sanctity of these plants and the ancient wisdom that surrounds them, drawing inspiration from the healing practices of Latin American folk healers. Open your senses and witness firsthand the sweeping sacred qualities that these plants hold, embracing their potent energies and profound significance. Register in advance, $40 fee.