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Introduction to Herbalism

Introduction to Herbalism

Learn how to cultivate your internal environment and resources with herbs and natural alternatives

Workshops 2020

This series of 4 consecutive workshops give you a base to develop autonomy in caring herbs.

The focus is on developing and maintaining strong internal environment and ressources as the keys for your health, wellbeing and emotional state. Develop knowledge and skills on how to care for yourself and your family for day to day health. Learn to make a herbal extract (tincture), infused oil, ointment and syrup. 

Each workshop covers four elements:  cultivation (gardening), a system of the body, four medicinal plants, a method of transformation of the medicinal plant.

  • Session 1:Introduction to medicinal herbs, how they present themselves, their parts, the quality, fresh versus dry and doses. Metabolism. Presentation of four herbs – Nettle, Red clover, Raspberry, Catnip. Demonstration of infusion, decoction. 
  • Session 2: Harvesting what and when. Digestive system - the microbiome, how to protect it, how to nurture it. Presentation of four herbs – Dandelion, Marshmallow, Mint, Slippery elm.
  • Session 3: Building soil. Nervous system and hormone balance through life - caring for these systems day to day and when extra care is needed. Presentation of four herbs – Oats, Lemon balm, Chamomile, Borage.  Tincture making.
  • Session 4: Grow what and where. Immune system - how to support it and the related respiratory system. Presentation of four herbs: Echinacea, Garlic, Nasturtium, Thyme. Herbal syrup making.
  • Session 5: Propagation. Green remedy cabinet Calendula, Comfrey, Chickweed, Burdock. Ointment making.

Dates:  This workshop is planned to be given at a later date in 2020 once the general public health situation improves and gathering are permitted.

There is a possibility for the workshops to be offered as a live, online presentation.


Time:  9:00am to 12:00pm

Place:  Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast

Cost:  $450.00

Number of attendees: limited to 10 people

A light meal is serve around 11:00am.

Handout notes are given for each session to take home.