Kitchen Medicine – Garden Farmacy

Join us in the heart of the home – the kitchen – to concoct remedies from locally grown herbs to heal everyday ailments.

Person holding herbs

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 for everyday ailments were made from locally grown and easily accessible herbs. 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, trainer Naabi Methe will introduce you to herbal medicine making. You will also:

  • Take a walk through the CERES garden beds
  • Bring the wisdom of traditional herbal medicine into a modern context
  • Explore traditional and modern uses of plants
  • Learn how to introduce these plants into the kitchen as medicine

Course details

Sat 22nd April or
10am – 2.30pm

Sat 18th Nov
10am – 2.30pm

CERES Brunswick, corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria

Concession available

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.

Naabi 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 will I 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 will I take away?

  • A remedy
  • A seedling

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing material

What should I wear?

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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