Field days and Events

Indigenous Plants and Essential Oils Field Day

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In the heart of the Granite Belt

Saturday, Nov 13th, 2021 10am.

Held at 106 St. Jude’s Lane, Ballandean Qld.

Confirmed presentations – more to come

  • Distillation demo. of tea tree oil from Melaleuca alternifolia, native to this area
  • Insights into the clinical use of Australian essential oils with Deb Atterby
  • Bushfood display and discussion with Tracey and Doug from NativeOz Bushfoods
  • Overview and samples of medicinal and edible plant species from the Granite Belt with Andrew Pengelly
  • Indigenous foods and medicine research report – Sophie Ader from Uniquely Australian Foods (University of Queensland)
  • Bonus – Sunday morning guided walk to explore wildflowers in the granite hills around Ballandean

The venue is approx. 2.5 hr drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Accommodation options

  • Good holiday parks in the area, a list will be provided
  • Motels in Stanthorpe, a 25 minute drive away.
  • Numerous private accommodation options in vineyards and properties around Ballandean and the Granite Belt area. Book early, they are in hot demand.
  • Limited camping available at the venue

Full cost. Incl. lunch, morning and afternoon teas $80 pp. (IPHA Members $70)

For registration please visit www.indigenousplantsforhealth.com

Indigenous Plants for Health Association Inc. (IPHA)

Queensland Field Day  8th November, 2020

Venue: Petah Tikhva (Gate of Hope), 564 Blackall Range Rd. West Woombye, Qld. 

Programme

9.30 am  Introduction and Welcome to country

9.45   Morning tea

10.10. Plant walks, break into 2 groups

Group 1A. Food forest walk – Warwick Grace

Group 2A. Medicinal plant and botanical awareness walk – Andrew Pengelly

11.15. Distillation of lemon-scented ironbark Pt. 1– Andrew and Warwick

12.15 – 1.15 Lunch

1.15 Break in 2 groups

Group 1B. Learning about lichens – Kathleen Bennett

Group 2B. Product displays – Native Oz Bushfoods. Witchetty Grub Bushfood Nursery.

Petah Tikhva grow and provide bush food ingredients for Native Oz Bushfoods, an Aboriginal owned company

https://nativeozbushfoods.com.au/

Witchetty Grub Bushfood Nursery. Selection of bushfood plants on sale

http://www.witjutigrub.com.au/

Meet and discuss. Bushfood products and plants for sale

2.00  Reverse groups, as above

2.45 Plant walks (1A, 2A) Reverse groups from morning walk – Warwick and Andrew

3.45 Afternoon tea

4.00 Distillation part 2. Separation of essential oil and hydrosol. Andrew

4.40 Ceremonial Tree planting – everyone

5.30 close

Bushtime at Woodfordia

I’ll be presenting a workshop, botanical awareness walk and an essential oil distillation demo on week 2, 28th and 29th September 2020

Check the website for times, registration and other events.