Jul
19
Thu
2018
Gold Coast Organic Growers – Using Herbs in Your Daily Life
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
20
Fri
2018
Making Home Remedies – Usnea
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

 

Usnea is a special plant that is often hard to get

Usnea is a slow growing lichen. It is not recommended to take it from the tree but to wait for it to drop to the ground, usually after a storm.

I have recently collected quite a bit here on Springbrook Mountain after Cyclone Debbie in April 2017

I have enough to offer for this workshop to demonstrate how this beautiful plant can provide valuable healing for bacterial infections and much more.

In this session you will identify Usnea as it grows, learn about its healing properties and then we will make a tincture and a healing powder to add to your home remedies.

 

You will make your own home remedies from this plant ally

You will learn how to

  • harvest and dry the plant
  • powder the plant
  • tincture the plant
Jul
29
Sun
2018
Springbrook Winter Fair
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Springbrook Winter Fair @ Springbrook State School

Join us to enjoy

  • turmeric tasting (best turmeric on the planet!)
  • using herbs in your everyday life
Aug
19
Sun
2018
Making Home Remedies – Sweet Violet and Chickweed
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come into my garden and harvest the herbal allies of sweet violet and chickweed

  • learn what herbal healing these plants have to offer to you
  • make your own herbal home remedies with both these herbs
  • make an infused oil as well as a vinegar tincture for you to bring home and to add to your home remedies

You will make your own home remedies from these plant allies

You will learn how to

  • harvest and dry the herbs
  • infuse these herbs in olive oil to make a salve
  • infuse these herbs in vinegar

At the end of the workshop you will have had the pleasure of meeting sweet violet and chickweed growing in my garden, harvesting their bounty and transforming them into your own remedies that you will use at home

The morning includes

  • herbal morning tea, with nourishing herbal infusions, coffee or golden milk (our turmeric) and herbal delights to eat.
  • take home notes
  • sweet violet and chickweed to dry for tea
  • jars of your sweet violet and chickweed infused in olive oil and vinegar

This morning is limited to 6 people only

 

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Sep
16
Sun
2018
Botantical Bazaar – Medicinal Herb and Health Hut
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Botantical Bazaar - Medicinal Herb and Health Hut @ Country Paradise Parklands | Nerang | Queensland | Australia

Botanical Bazaar is where naturally wild, urban gardeners and nature lovers connect

The festival is set to educate and inspire nature enthusiasts of all ages. See more then 90 green exhibitors, botanical art and kids nature activities plus live demonstrations and educational talks by celebrity gardeners

Learn how to grow your own food, urban and small space gardening practices, sustainable living concepts and different methods of using medicinal herbs

Gina and Bernie will both be presenting in the Medicinal Herb and Health Hut

http://botanicalbazaar.com.au/educational-talks/

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Logan Food Gardeners – Culinary and Medicinal Uses of Herbs
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Logan Food Gardeners - Culinary and Medicinal Uses of Herbs @ selfhelp farm | Woodridge | Queensland | Australia

Delighted to invite the Logan Food Gardeners group back to lovely Springbrook Mountain

Gina will take us for a wandering walk through her culinary and medicinal herb garden.

She will identify the herbs they grow, and share information about these herbs and how they can be used in daily life.

Gina – Your Presenter

Please bring along:

– things to share: excess produce, seeds, seedlings, plant material
– a plate of food to share for morning tea
– a hat if it’s fine
– a small folding chair
– a mug and plate

There will be a contribution box at the event and your contribution of between $3 and $5 per person will help Logan Food Gardeners’ Inc. to cover its costs.

 

 

 

 

Oct
14
Sun
2018
Classifying herbs in the Wise Woman Tradition
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

‘The Wise Woman Tradition of healing is the worlds oldest tradition of healing’ Susun Weed, herbalist

Join together and learn about the Wise Woman tradition of healing and of classifying herbs so that you can best understand how to use herbs in your daily life as both food and medicine

Learn how to make nourishing herbal infusions so you can get off the supplement bandwagon.

‘A well nourished body can more easily heal itself’ Gina Winter herbalist

You will learn how to

  • classify common herbs (often called ‘weeds’)
  • gather and dry herbs effectively
  • infuse nourishing herbs for daily use

The morning includes

  • herbal morning tea, with nourishing herbal infusions, coffee or golden milk (our turmeric) and herbal delights to eat.
  • take home notes
  • two 90gm bags of your choice of different dried, nourishing herbs so that you can begin to make your nourishing infusions at home

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Oct
26
Fri
2018
Hinterland Feast – The Design Collective
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hinterland Feast - The Design Collective @ Country Paradise Parklands | Nerang | Queensland | Australia

Delighted to be invited back to talk turmeric at one of Kat’s fabulous events

This event is at Country Paradise Parklands at Nerang

We love turmeric and sharing knowledge about this lovely plant

In this talk, we’ll cover

  • how to grow turmeric
  • why “not all turmerics are equal” and why there is so so much confusion
  • using your food as medicine

Your presenters

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Blue Pacific Garden Club – We love Turmeric
Nov 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

We love turmeric and sharing knowledge about this lovely plant

Your presenters

In this presentation, we’ll talk about

  • how to grow turmeric
  • why “not all turmerics are equal” and why there is so so much confusion
  • using your food as medicine
  • the clinical and research evidence for using turmeric in your everyday life
  • understanding and sharing your experiences using turmeric

 

 

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Would you like to meet the herb Goldenrod?
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sunday Morning 24 February 2018

The Goldenrod will be in bloom, ready to offer you it’s blessings

Come into my garden and let me introduce you to Goldenrod (Solidago)

Learn how to transform this beautiful herb into nourishment and medicine

This morning offers the very unique experience of using fresh, seasonal herbs

You will make your own home remedies from this plant ally

You will

  • see the Goldenrod growing
  • learn how it can help you in your daily life
  • harvest the herb to make your own Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) tincture
  • take some fresh herb home to dry for tea making

Herbal morning tea is included

A little about me, Gina

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Mar
17
Sun
2019
Logan Food Gardeners Group – Farm Visit (2019)
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Welcome again to selfhelp farm and beautiful Springbrook Mountain for the next group meeting on Sunday March 17

 

 
And now for “something completely different” …
 
Delighted to have Mike Hall join us as our guest speaker.
Mike was Ranger in Charge (RIC) of Springbrook National Park for 30 years from 1980 to 2010.
 
Through this period, Mike managed significant bushfire events, golf course and cablecar proposals, “political” change, the relentless impact of increases in public visitations, and the challenge of working and living in a rural community
 
Springbrook National Park has one the highest biodiversity in Australia. Mike brings an expert knowledge of the area’s flora and fauna, Aboriginal history and local tucker. Mike is now often sought out as a National Park guide. People even enjoy his bad jokes!
 
Following Mike’s session on our deck, we’d like to invite the group to our newly established Springbrook Men’s Shed and Community Garden for lunch.
 
Not just a Bunning’s sizzle, our super special sausage sizzle includes many sausages, lashings of onion, salad, a smorgasbord of sauces, cold drinks and tea/coffee. If you send positive affirmations, our Pauline may even bake some of her famous scones
Your lunch donation of $7pp will go towards supporting the important work of our small, community Men’s Shed
 
For those that feel able, Mike will then guide us to the Best of All Lookout. A short (300m), paved walk through relic beeches and dense rainforest through to outstanding views of the Mt Wollumbin volcano (Mt Warning), Byron Bay and Northern NSW, this walk is recognised as one of the best short National Park walks in Oz.
 
Since the group’s visit last year, the Mudgeeraba-Springbrook Road is again open after Cyclone Debbie in April 2017.
You can now arrive at Springbrook Mountain from the M1 highway from two directions.
Take Exit 69 from Nerang or take Exit 79 from Mudgeeraba.
 

Arrive at 9:30am for the first cuppa and yak for a 10am start

Look forward to seeing you all again!
May
26
Sun
2019
Herb Awareness Day
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Excited to be presenting a talk and tasting about how to ‘how to use herbs in our daily lives’, at 9:30am

Come try some of my infused syrups and vinegars!