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Kitchen Medicine – Garden Farmacy

Join us in the kitchen, the heart of the home, to concoct remedies from locally grown herbs for everyday ailments

This 4.5 hr workshop runs on the following dates in 2023:

Sat 18 Feb / Sat 22 Apr / Sat 18 Nov

from $108

4.5 hrs

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Throughout history, mothers and grandmothers of every culture and tradition have been the source of healing in the family. In the kitchen, the heart of the home, remedies were made from locally grown and easily accessible herbs for everyday ailments. These days it isn’t necessarily the mother, or even a women, but the foundations of kitchen medicine remain the same, it’s the art of making medicine for everyday ailments out of common ingredients sourced from your garden and pantry.

During this hands-on workshop, Naabi will introduce you to herbal medicine making. You will take a walk through the CERES garden beds and bring the wisdom of traditional herbal medicine into a modern context. You will explore the traditional and modern uses of the plants and how to introduce these plants into the kitchen as medicine. You will make an item to take home as well as a seedling.

Naabi Methe is a degree qualified Naturopath and a registered member of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA). She has been a committee member of Vic Herbs since 2016 and has volunteered with Hands on Health and the Fitzroy All Stars. As well as being a clinician, Naabi manufactures small batch vegan botanical skin care, medicinal teas and first aid products under the name of Common Garden
Health; runs fermenting and home remedy workshops and blogs about herbal remedies and food as medicine. Her passion is the use of herbal
medicine and food as medicine to achieve affordable and sustainably-optimal health outcomes, and believes that knowledge is power, and knowledge about sustainable health practices should be common knowledge and should be shared. It’s also really fun!

What you will learn

  • An introduction to herbal medicine making, Plant Identification
  • Guidelines for foraging and wild-crafting, Medicinal Uses for Plants
  • How to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine

What you will get

  • A remedy and a seedling

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen

What to wear

Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.

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