You may not have known of its existence but once I have written this, you will have herbed it all. Herb Society of Queensland is a wonderful society dedicated to those delicious little delicate plants that we all love to add to our food, to enhance its flavour and taste. We often pay over the odds for them in the supermarket and should really learn how to grow them ourselves and use them when needed. So this is a great opportunity if you are keen to learn a little more about them and indulge in specialist knowledge and events created for them.
The society was formed in 1975 so clearly, they have already accumulated a lot of experience, knowledge and know-how and most importantly they are still going.
They operate with monthly meetings and a newsletter, so you can choose how you want to interact with them. As their motto is "Leaning by Sharing", they will often share, not just information, but plant cuttings so that you can try growing the herbs in your garden. The meetings, which are held on a Tuesday, always have a guest speaker and members are encouraged to stay for supper and exchange news and views on all things herbal while sipping a herbal tea of your choosing and nibbling on some herbal baked goods.
They even organise trips out to nurseries and herb gardens which allows their members to see things "in the field" so to speak.
Every year they have an Annual Showcase and this year it is focusing on Herb Flavours. Go along Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor, Brisbane 4030 from 9 am to 3 pm.
A day of learning how to cook with them, finding out about their medicinal properties, how to introduce them to preserves or make teas with them and enjoy homemade cakes and herb-inspired foods.
There will be information on hand and experts to answer your questions. Go along and join up.
The entrance to this event is free - but can also be the starting point for lots more with the Herb Society of Queensland.