Gardening Class: Backyard Herbalism

Gain an understanding of medicinal weeds and herbs with an experienced naturopath in Brisbane

3 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $60

Join us at the farm with a qualified naturopath, Melissa Salmon, to learn about the medicinal plants growing all around us!

This will be a fun and interactive morning exploring and foraging around the farm for common plants that can be used to make teas, balms and tinctures that boost immune health, heal wounds and increase your overall vitality and nutrition.

Melissa will share her knowledge of how to work with what is locally available to create your own natural medicines, including the weeds, herbs and vegetables that you probably already have growing in your garden!

We'll spend some time learning the basic principles and theory behind herbal medicine as well as how to identify, process and use certain plants. We'll also take a guided foraging walk around the farm looking for useful weeds and herbs.

These gardening classes are perfect if you've been looking for fun and educational things to do in Brisbane and are interested in exploring a functioning, urban farm!

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. No prior skills or knowledge are required.
What you'll get
Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. You will also get to sample some herbal teas.
What to bring
Sun protection, water bottle, closed in shoes and a notebook.
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

Neighbourhood Farm adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.


Neighbourhood Farm - 165 Blackheath Road, Corinda QLD

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Neighbourhood Farm is a small-scale bio-intensive market garden based in Oxley, Brisbane. Using the best organic and regenerative farming practices we produce a wide range of fresh vegetables and herbs which are sold directly to the local community through our roadside shop, along with several local cafes and restaurants around Brisbane.

Our vision is a simple one, to create a vibrant and productive growing space in our neighbourhood, nourishing our local community as well as educating and inspiring others to live more sustainably.

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Sarah Baldwin Sep 2021

Such a beautiful morning! I learnt so much from Matt, Micah and Mel AND we got goodies to take home. They provided delicious coffee and a wholesome lunch! Cannot wait for the next workshop.

Carly Chapman Sep 2021

Loved this workshop! Learned to identify local weeds and how some can be used for for food, medicine or as topical applications. A very fun and interesting morning with a lovely lunch at the end. Would recommend.

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