Description

Indigenous Australians have been using native plants and animals for tens of thousands of years as sources of food and medicine.  With European settlement, much of this knowledge was lost or ignored, but there is now growing interest in relearning these traditional healing methods.  More and more research is being carried out to see how we can grow, harvest and utilise our Indigenous plants for foods, medicines, cosmetics, and more.  This class will introduce you to some of the well-known, as well as some more obscure Indigenous Australian plants, teach you how they were once used, and how you can use them now.  You will be able to see, smell and taste a variety of these amazing plants and learn where you can find them and how to cook with them.

Presented by Gaby Harris

Gaby is a naturopath, herbalist and massage therapist who has been in practice since 2000.  She has also been lecturing and training naturopathy students since 2005 and is passionate about all things herbal.  In 2016 Gaby wrote the first national course unit on Indigenous Plants for Food and Medicine for Endeavour College of Natural Health.  The subject has since become an obsession.  She loves going out to find medicinal plants in the wild and sharing her knowledge with anyone willing to listen.In her spare time, Gaby enjoys pottering around her small garden with her dog, Playdough, and 3 chooks - Flip, Nog and Frappe.  She also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with native ingredients - especially baking sweet treats.

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Class Schedule

Class Duration: 9:30am-12:30pm

What you will learn
  • Traditional Indigenous lifestyles and healing practices pre European settlement
  • Traditional ways of using various Indigenous plants for medicinal purposes
  • Promising new research into their potential medical applications
What you will get
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Recipes and a chance to taste a number of Indigenous plant
  • Discount voucher to use on products at BAAG

What to bring
  • Notepad and a pen
What to wear

Casual


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Bulleen Art and Garden

Vendor sincce 2013

At Bulleen Art & Garden we focus on the environment and creativity. You’ll find a plant nursery, art gallery, gift, pot and hardware shops and a huge landscape supplies yard. We have an extensive range of plants, including one of Melbourne’s biggest ranges of herbs, fruit and vegies. We also specialise in edible, indigenous and low water use plants.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Bulleen Art & Garden Class and Workshop Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendances.

If there are insufficient numbers for a class or workshop it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified & given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different class or workshop of equivalent value.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 7 days or more before the class date you will be able to nominate another class of equal value to attend instead (space permitting). Cancellations within 7 days of the class date will not be eligible for any exchange.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS: Refunds will be issued for cancellations from workshops IF you give at least 7 days notice prior to the start date. A $10 administration fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 7 days notice. If you would like to transfer to a later workshop, you are required to give at least 7 days notice and a $10 administration fee will apply.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled class or workshop time. Our classes are often held outside business hours so latecomers may not be able to enter for security reasons.

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Terms & Conditions

Bulleen Art & Garden Class and Workshop Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendances.

If there are insufficient numbers for a class or workshop it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified & given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different class or workshop of equivalent value.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 7 days or more before the class date you will be able to nominate another class of equal value to attend instead (space permitting). Cancellations within 7 days of the class date will not be eligible for any exchange. A $10 administration fee will apply for all refunds. 

WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS: Refunds will be issued for cancellations from workshops IF you give at least 7 days notice prior to the start date. A $10 administration fee will apply for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 7 days notice. If you would like to transfer to a later workshop, you are required to give at least 7 days notice and a $10 administration fee will apply.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled class or workshop time. Our classes are often held outside business hours so latecomers may not be able to enter for security reasons.

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Phillip

24 September 2017 • Indigenous Plants for Food and Medicine

We attended this meeting to hear about indigenous plants as used for medicines and health care; the bonus was a preliminary discussion on geographic variation in tribes, language, customs and communication with each other. In the time available, about 3 hours, Gaby gave a wonderful overview of plant species, their basic properties and how each could be used. Then a real bonus was tasting or sniffing various plants, before having biscuits with wattle seed, salsa with native plums, testing native peppers( very hot on the tongue). With a small gout, there was a conversational tone to the presentation and time for significant discussion. Many folk found out what shrubs to purchase in BAAG and how to use them.