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Native Plants for Food and Medicine


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Description

For tens of thousands of years Indigenous people worldwide have been using plants as sources of food, medicines and decorations, In Australia, this has been the case for at least 65,000 years, but industries are only now catching up to the potential of our native plants. Gaby will introduce you to both some of the well-known and more obscure native Australian plants, from a research-based perspective. We will discuss some of the traditional uses already written about in the public domain, the latest scientific data available, and how you can use these plants in your kitchen or medicine cabinet. You will be able to see, smell and taste a variety of these amazing plants and learn where you can ethically source 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. Gaby is not an Indigenous Australian, but in 2016 she co-wrote the first national course unit on Indigenous Plants for Food and Medicine (for Endeavour College of Natural Heath) and the subject has since become an obsession. She loves sharing her knowledge with anyone willing to listen. In her spare time Gaby enjoys pottering around her small garden with her dog, Playdough, and her 5 chickens. She also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with native ingredients – especially baking sweet treats.  


Class Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made, no refunds will be given for nonattendances. However, if at least 7 days notice is given of inability to attend, a transfer to an available class of equivalent value, or BAAG gift voucher can be organised, with a $10 administration fee applicable.


Class Cancellations

If there are insufficient numbers for a class it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of a full refund or a BAAG gift voucher or a transfer to a class of equivalent value.

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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
  • Detailed course notes
  • Recipes and a chance to taste a number of Indigenous plant
  • A discount voucher to use on products here at BAAG

What to bring
  • A notepad and a pen
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

All ages and experience levels


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Bulleen Art and Garden

Vendor since 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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Cancellation & 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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Gaye

01 October 2019 • Native Plants for Food and Medicine

Interesting and informative. Well presented and had a chance to taste and smell different plants. Will definitely be including in my garden some of the plants which could be purchased at Nursery.

Lisa

19 June 2019 • Native Plants for Food and Medicine

A great overview of our beautiful native flora, with in depth slides explaining the indigenous origins and uses. Taste testing and smelling of each of the plants really brought the presentation to a new level, with some lovely home-made biscuits, containing the plant parts spoken about, to enjoy during the interval as well. The presenter was knowledgeable and friendly, open to questions and feedback giving the class an inviting and professional feel.

Tash

16 April 2019 • Native Plants for Food and Medicine

Such an informative and interactive workshop. Gaby is also deeply respectful of the indigenous heritage of the plants and knowledge you learn about. Highly recommend.

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