Kitchen Medicine - the garden farmacy

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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, Lisa 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.

Trainers Bio:

Lisa Hodge is a clinical naturopath that is passionate about herbalism and folk medicine. As a mother, she found that growing and making herbal remedies became a satisfying way to keep herself and her family healthy. It became evident that the herbs she most often reached for were common garden varieties, and ingredients most people have in their kitchen.

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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

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31 May 2019 • Kitchen Medicine - the garden farmacy

This class was amazing!! I found it very useful to fine about the herbs I have naturally growing in my own garden and what common ailments that I can use them for. I enjoyed learning about each of the herb's within the Ceres garden, their properties and the common uses of each, then foraging through the Ceres garden for that we needed to make up our Elderberry Syrup. I'm looking forward to making this recipe again in the near future, as well as the other recipes. I am looking forward to enrolling for the Therapeutic Horticulture course later in the year. Thanks for offering such great courses to get involved in!