Herb Awareness 2012


It’s that time of year again.  HERB AWARENESS 2012 is happening on Sunday May 27th at Albion Peace Hall from 9 til 4. This annual event is hosted by the Qld Herb Society (The website has improved heaps but is still not very social media savvy, sorry).

I’ll not only be signing my new book Homemade Health, but also have Herbology teas and dried herbs for sale on the day. So if you need those elderberries for your syrup, come and see me Sunday 🙂

Herb Awareness weekend 2012

Herb Awareness 2012

For everyone who wants to know more about growing and using herbs.

• Discover a large variety of unusual and water wise herbs and plants for sale.

• Browse a wide variety of stalls with herb related goods, products and food.

• Relax and revive at Café Sage for delicious, herb inspired food and beverages.

• Enjoy free demonstrations and talks by noteworthy notables.

Australian Bushfoods, Herbal Medicine, Workshops, Cooking and Gardening tips.

Guest Speakers  – Herb Awareness
Sunday 27th May 2012

9.30am – 10.30am        Obi Obi Essentials – Alexina Johnson – Olive Oil and Green Teas
Olive Oil and Green Tea are just two of the products available from Obi Obi Essentials. They are based in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. It is a family run business that grows and produces olive oil, green tea, olive leaf tea, green and olive leaf tea and finally, olive leaf and lemon myrtle tea. Alpaca wool is also home-spun and available for sale. Obi Obi Valley is on the Western side of the Blackall Range, on the way to Kenilworth.

11.00am – 12.00noon     Special Guest Speaker for 2012 – Costa
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Costa from Costa’s Garden Odyssey and the new host of the ABC’s Gardening Australia program, his infectious passion for plants and people is sure to inspire us all.


12.00noon – 1pm        Valerie cooking up one of her delicious Curries using Sri Lankan Herbs and Spices! Valerie has been attending Herb Awareness for a very long time with her Mum Charmaine and they have a following of attendees that truly love her cooking.  She always brings such a surprise to our lunch time spot in the guest speaker tent.

1.15pm – 2.15pm
         Noel Burdette co-owner of Spring Fields Garden Centre and local Horticulturalist talking about Herbs for a Healthy Garden – How the addition of herbs in the garden can play an important role in a healthy eco system in your backyard!
2.30pm – 3.15pm          2nd 2 None – Suzanne Nation – Herbal Wine Tasting
Suzanne will talk about there Options range of wines which evolved in 2000 and research and development began in earnest in 2001 and the Options range of wines reached fruition in 2004 when the first of three infused wines were released. The following year another two infused wines joined the range, while the most recent, a sparkling, was released in 2006. Additional blends are to be released later this year. Each wine has its own identity and personality. The Options range evokes emotions, recollections and pleasures. These wines truly are a memorable experience.

                                                Draw the raffle prizes


Sunday 27th May 2012
All demonstrations will be 30 minutes in duration!

10.15am – 10.45am – “Herbal Tinctures, Oil Infusions and Poultices”
Sandra Nanka – Mudbrick Cottage
12.30pm – 1.00pm – “Growing Culinary Herbs – How to Plant, Grow and Use them”
Debbie Aitcheson – The Chilli Patch
2.00pm – 2.30pm – “Facilitating Herbal Teas to be Naturally Healthy”
Kate Maxwell – K Teas


Herb Awareness 2012 is on Sunday 27th of May at the
Albion Peace Hall, Windsor

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