The power of garden weeds

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The power of garden weeds

Time: July 20, 2013 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Rudolf Steiner House, Ellerslie, Auckland
Street: 104 Michaels Ave, Ellerslie
City/Town: Auckland
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Phone: 418 04 38
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Diane SQ
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2013

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With Joan Buchanan, Naturopath and Biodynamic gardener from Kaipara

Weeds as soil indicator

Weeds as remedies for soil and people

For many people, weeds are often referred to as a nuisance, an endless garden chore that takes away our precious time. Their resilience and ability to withstand harsh conditions makes them unpopular as they persist in occupying unattended or abandoned spaces. 

Joan will attempt to shift this perception by presenting the benefits of weeds. Weeds can be powerful soil assessment tools. They also provide ingredients to address imbalances in soil and people. Some common  garden weeds will be presented, we will demonstrate ways to process them in useful home and garden remedies: fertilisers, teas, poultices, creams,  etc...

A “weedy” morning tea will be served.

Joan Buchanan is a former biochemist and bacteriologist, who has spent about 30 years in the health food industry. Having developed an interest in the chemistry of food, the body and the environment, she is now a trained Naturopath.

Suggested koha $12 - $20. For more info, and to register now contact

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