Online herb workshop


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Love herbs? Expand your herbal knowledge. Learn about herbs for culinary, medicinal and cosmetic purposes. 

After I launched my herb lecture series earlier this year, I’ve had numerous folk from around the country and overseas asking for an online herbal workshop.

So… here it is!

Online herb workshop

You’ll learn about:

  • Herbs for stress and sleep (which herbs work and which don’t – read about herbs and sleep here)
  • Herbs for beauty (make your own face and body creams, oils, perfumes, etc)
  • Herbs for common ailments (make salves, tinctures, etc)
  • Herbs for cleaning (make your own natural cleaners)
  • Cooking with herbs (plus make herb mixes, and preserve your herbs)
  • How to grow and propagate your own herbs

Includes information on stevia (the ‘sugar herb’ to use in place of sugar) plus recipes using stevia.

The details

This is a 6-week online herb workshop. But here’s the thing. You can do it at your own pace at any time – you don’t have to complete it within the 6 weeks. And don’t worry. There’s no exam. It’s just a whole lot of darn fine information on everything herbal.

Who am I?

I am Editor of Sweet Living magazine; Editor of HerbNews (the quarterly magazine for the NZ Herb Federation); Herb columnist for NZ Gardener magazine; and Weekly gardening columnist for Waikato Times, Southland Times, Manawatu Standard, Taranaki Daily News, Nelson Mail, Marlborough Express and Timaru Herald. And I frequently give talks and run workshops across the country.

Do you want in?

 

Read more here 

 

Herbs in bouquets


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Don’t you love herbs in bouquets? Aside from the pretty flowers and textured foliage, the scent they emit is scrumdiddlyumptious (now there’s a grand word). The wedding bouquet above features rosemary and sage leaves (yummy fragrance), hypericum berries (from the St John’s wort plant) and a white lily of sorts. I can imagine prancing down the aisle with this, leaving a delicious scent in my wake.

Then there’s lavender. What can you say about lavender? It’s divine. Plant it in the garden, pick it for the vase and use it in cooking. Try lavender scones. Then serve a fresh pot of mint tea to go with them.

More on how to grow lavender