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Medieval Herb Awareness Day

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Herbs, the remedy straight from nature
Herbs are much more than miniature plants that are utilised to enhance the flavour of our meals. Yes, I agree, the lamb roast would not work without either the mint sauce or the rosemary gravy. And can you imagine eating Thai at the local restaurant without coriander and a lemongrass twist?

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Did you know that herbs are the main ingredient in traditional Chinese herbal medicine? Or that indigenous Australians used herbs to assist alleviate health issues such as diarrhoea, coughs and headaches. Cherokee Native Americans used herbs such as sage for cleansing and to keep evil spirits away. Herbs are more than they appear.

On Sunday, 27th of May the Queensland Herb Society will be hosting their annual Herb Awareness event, though this year with a medieval flavour.

Medieval Herb Awareness 2018 will highlight the importance of herbs in historic times and will feature medieval entertainers and herbal experts talking and demonstrating on the use of herbs during these times.

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Medieval Herb Awareness

Kate Wall, author of The Joy of a Messy Garden and gardening Consultant, will be sharing her knowledge with a discussion about modern weeds with medieval importance.

There will be all the usual market stalls featuring herbal products which is what I really love. These include coffees, teas, skincare, preserves and wines. Yes, you read that correctly - wines. There will, of course, be a wide variety of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale.

To sample home-baked, herb inspired food and beverages a rest at the Cafe Sage is highly recommended, followed by learning how to propagate herbs at the coffee cup recycling station.

Medieval Herb Awareness 2018 promises to be an interesting and busy day with demonstrations, workshops and guest speakers. Entry is FREE.

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Medieval Herb Awareness

My favourite thing about herbs? You don't have to have a big back garden to grow them. Many are quite suitable for growing on both a balcony or a window ledge.

Medieval Herb Awareness 2018 will be held at the Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor. Doors open at 9am and close at 3pm. The Hall is a 225-metre walk from the Albion Railway Station, and 400 metres from the closest bus stop. There is both off-street and street parking.

Please note that there will be NO EFTPOS and only limited Credit Card Facilities will be available.

Herbal wine? I must try this!

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Why? Learn about the use of herbs.
When: 9am till 3pm
Phone: 07 3279 6037 Elspeth
Where: Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor
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