Chandra Hartman and Anne Anderson will be the April 7 speakers at the Emerald Coast Meditation Society. Their presentation is titled “Living in Harmony with the Natural World.” The free meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with a 30-minute silent meditation at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393, Santa Rosa Beach, one-half mile north of Hwy. 98. The ECMS is ecumenical and does not follow any religion. Hartman and Anderson invite the audience to go on “a mindful foray into the amazing world of healing with plants,” says Hartman. If you struggle with your garden, she will present “a lively discussion on earthing, no-work gardening, and how to find balance in our man-altered environments.” Anderson will “cultivate your relationship with the useful plants in your landscape, allowing you to utilize their edible and medicinal properties,” says Hartman. Anderson is a 200-hours registered yoga instructor, and community herbalist. She organizes community events to foster personal growth and is the owner of Fera Wellness, a holistic consulting business. Hartman calls herself “a forager, permaculture designer, and beginning community herbalist.” She and her husband, Eric Marcus, own Wild Root Plants & Sundries, at 707 R. Jackson Blvd., Panama City Beach, featuring unusual plants, food, and handmade goods inspired by nature. She says she is in transition, heading toward providing advice on lifestyle, herbalism and more. She moved from Frederick, Md., to NW Florida in 1996. She holds an A.A.S. degree in Architectural Design and Drafting from Frederick Community College, and now has her own firm, CFH Design Studio. She has designed more than 200 homes, many of them small and many incorporating energy- and water-saving features. In 2009, she completed her B.A. in sustainable community development from Prescott College in Prescott, AZ. She is the proprietor of Moonlight Micro-Farm, a seed business dedicated to preserving our heritage of heirloom and non-GMO seeds. Hartman is currently enrolled in the East West School of Planetary Herbology in California, studying the combined healing systems of Ayurvedic, traditional Chinese medicine, and Western herbalism. She lives in Panama City Beach with her husband and daughter, Jordan, two rescue dogs and a cat. The ECMS meets on the first and third Thursday every month except July and August. Anyone who needs meditation instruction should arrive by 6:15 p.m. For information contact Nancy James, firstname.lastname@example.org.