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Sun, 19 Feb


Riverside Cultural Centre

Plant Food Medicine (February 2023)

A common plants identification walk with John Massey

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 Plant Food Medicine (February 2023)
 Plant Food Medicine (February 2023)

Time & Location

19 Feb 2023, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Riverside Cultural Centre, 289 Main Road Lower Moutere, R.D.2, Upper Moutere 7175, New Zealand

About the Event

Enjoy a different kind of workshop with John Massey, a master gardener, beekeeper, seed saver, ‘kitchen pharmacist’ and professional herbalist with extensive and global knowledge of edible weeds and plant uses. John has been interested in plants for decades and has worked with them in many different roles, including manager, teacher, and trustee. For him, it stems from being interested in healthy eating and natural medicine. He’s found that nature and plants are the best 'books' to learn from, and he keeps 'reading' those 'books’. He loves sharing what the plants teach him.

Go for a walk in lush surroundings at Riverside Community and soak up your tutor’s wisdom on how to work and live more in tune with nature and with what some people may call 'common weeds'. Wild plants have much to give in terms of nutrients and healing power, yet their vast potential often goes unrecognised and underutilised. Stinging nettle, red clover and plantain are just three examples of largely ignored and - in the case of stinging nettle- frowned upon treasure troves.

All ages and experience levels are welcome – please equip yourself with suitable footwear and sun protection. BYO lunch and water. The meeting spot is in front of the Riverside Cultural Centre.

Registration for this session is essential – please don't just turn up!

In the case of rain, the workshop will be postponed to Sunday, 26th of February

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust. Please contact Tanja at education@riverside.org.nz to discuss sponsorship options if you are struggling to meet the workshop fee or to enquire about more info.

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