Edible weeds to build immune system against winter colds and flu

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Millen Farm at the Samford Commons

2204 Mount Samson Road

Samford Valley, QLD 4520


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Kate Wall is a consulting gardener with The Gardeners Wall and a garden writer and workshop presenter based in Brisbane. She has extensive experience with gardening in the subtropics and is keenly promoting successful gardening for our subtropical climate with an ongoing emphasis on sustainable gardening.

In this workshop, Kate will draw on her extensive knowledge and experience with weeds that grow in SEQ. Kate's teachings involve using the garden to enhance our lifestyles, which includes growing climate appropriate food, flowers, herbs and food as medicine. Weeds provide us with an incredible free resource and if we will be guided by them, they will teach us much about the conditions in our gardens. Many of our common weeds are also incredibly nutritious foods with powerful medicinal properties.

Is this workshop for you?

Would you like better manage the weeds in your patch instead of constantly being in battle with them?

Would you like to put those same weeds to work for you?

Are you interested in maximising your health and avoiding the winter bugs by using what grows in your garden?

This workshop is for gardeners, farmers, landscapers, and anyone interested in healthy eating or simply learning more about the weeds in their patch.

You will learn about:

  • Common weeds found throughout SEQ – including which ones make good eating.
  • Which weeds are of use and the important role they play in the garden.
  • Which weeds are beneficial to our health and which can be used to keep winter bugs at bay.
  • How best to incorporate these weeds into your daily diet.

The morning will include:

  • An information session followed by Q&A
  • A weed forage in the grounds at Millen Farm
  • Plenty of opportunities to ask questions and taste weeds

The knowledge you will take away:

Following this workshop, you will have the ability to identify and safely select weeds for use in the kitchen. The knowledge gained will allow you to manage problem weeds and turn them into valuable free resources. You will have the knowledge to restore and maintain good health simply by adding a few weeds to your daily diet.

In addition, you will meet a lot of other people who share the same passion for making the most of the resources their garden makes available to them


You will have the opportunity to taste many of the weeds discussed.

Kate will have a detailed booklet on the subject available for purchase.

What you need to bring:



Morning tea

Water bottle

Paper/pen if you are an avid note taker

Note: This workshop will cater for an adult audience, and requires a minimum 10 participants to proceed.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring along your printed ticket.

What is the refund policy?

Sometimes circumstances change and we understand that occasionally you may not be able to attend a workshop you have paid for, so unless other information has been specified on the individual workshop page and as long as we’re notified 7 days before the workshop starts, your options are:

  • to receive a full refund of your course fee if we can find someone to take your place from our waitlist

  • to transfer your amount paid toward any future course

  • to transfer your ticket to a friend or relative

What does the waitlist do?

If the workshop sells out you can add your details to the event waitlist. In the event of a cancellation, we will look at our waitlist for the next in line. We will also use this to notify you of when/if this workshop will be held again, so please register your interest in advance.

How can I contact the organiser with further questions?

Need more information or have addition questions about the workshop? Please contact our Workshop Facilitator, Libby, at workshops@millenfarm.org.

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