Hi, I’m Dee Humphreys and I’m passionate about eating Weeds and Herbs – Basically all edible Greens
By herbs, I’m not just talking parsley, coriander, Rosemary etc. During my presentation, I am going to outline a wide range of tropical greens that thrive in SE Queensland. This way you can easily grow your own greens, and therefore be certain that the food you are eating is 100% nutritious, homegrown and spray free.
Life couldn’t get any better than that!
I will also help you identify a wide range of edible, and delicious weeds, so that you can stop trying to kill them, and instead, you can start including them in your salads, slow-cooked meals etc.
I will discuss a range of greens you can also use as scrumptious, (and nutritious) teas. That way you can stop purchasing processed teas from the supermarket, and start enjoying easy homegrown teas from your own garden!
I also discuss the health and healing benefits of the herbs and weeds, so you will leave the presentation with a wealth of information to use straight away.
Some of the fun herbs I will be discussing include;
*Ceylon Spinach *Mukunuwenna *Mushroom Plant *Lebanese Cress
*Lemon Balm *Chives *French Sorrel *Parsley *Sawtooth Coriander
*Pumpkin vine tips *Sweet potato tips (green variety with red stem)
*Arrowroot *Mother of Herb *Mugwort *Herb Robert
*Gotu Kola *Mint (Choc, Peppermint, Spearmint, Vietnamese)
*Brazilian Spinach/Sambu Lettuce *Pineapple Sage *Aibika (QLD Greens)
*Sweet Leaf *Yarrow *Winter Tarragon *Basil (eg traditional, bush, Thai)
Some of the weeds we will identify include;
* Weed Amaranth * Swamp Dock *Sheep Sorrel *Sida retusa *Alehoof
* Chickweed *Pink Shamrock * Wandering Jew * Blue Top (Billy Goat Weed)
Uses of edible Greens include;
Salad = collect and chop for Soups, stews, crock pots, juice them, broths.
OR Teas, bath soak, foot bath, hand soaks, poultices, eye washes.
Used to make your own pepper shake (eg Nasturtium seed, Farmers Friend, Papaya seed)
For animals pick the same Herbs and Weeds, for chooks, goats, pigs
During the 2 hours presentation, I have chosen herbs and weed varieties that are easy to grow harvest and prepare. Book here
These ‘herbie, weedy greens’ without other veggies are more than enough for a very nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner!
I do Garden Tours where we taste the herbs and weeds and I help you identify edible herbs and weeds that are easy to grow. If you are interested in attending a Garden Tour, feel free to contact me on 0497754486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and identification assistance, try Isabell Shipard’s book – Self Sufficiency. Pages 56-72 are ALL on EDIBLE WEEDS (photos and all).
Isabell’s other book on Herbs is all you will ever need to purchase to identify edible herbs and read about their health and healing properties.
Books are available for purchase in the nursery shop