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Herb Awareness 2017 Guest Speakers and Demonstrations

Guest Speakers herb awareness 2017

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Gotu Kola

GOTU KOLA Botanical name: Centella asiatica Family: Apiaceae Also known as: Pennywort, Indian Pennywort, Indian Ginseng, Horse-hoof Perennial, creeping, ground cover, which roots at the nodes, as it spreads over the ground. Leaves, from 2-4cm wide, and kidney-shaped. Size of

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Easy to Make Gifts

Plant markers are a perfect DIY garden gift! Making a set is quick, easy and low cost. Idea 1: Gather some flat shells or large smooth rocks. Using non-toxic paint, add plant names. Keep it simple or make them decorative! Painted rock

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Whats Under the Microscope by Jo Hammond

Bio-diversity is the key to a good garden and healthy environment… and the first place to start is with your soil.    Jo Hammond from Butterfly Host Plants and a Queensland Herb Society member suggests that the easiest thing to

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Herb Awareness in Pictures 2016

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What is an Herb?

So what exactly is an Herb? And well you may ask… Botanically speaking, an herb is:  “A perennial plant whose stem is soft and dies down to the ground after flowering”. However, such a narrow definition excludes plants currently considered

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Some Simple Herbal Remedies

Holly’s Herbal Insect Repellant Ingredients: 10 lemongrass sticks 4 tsp scented pelargonium Citronella leaves (about 15 leaves) 4 tsp whole cloves 400ml sunflower oil, to cover Method: 1. Wash and chop the lemongrass sticks and pelargonium leaves, and place both

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Potting Herbs

A simple “how-to” guide for Potting Herbs The potting mix you use is the most important thing. If you buy a cheap variety of potting mix then you will end up watering the pots constantly. Cheap potting mixes don’t retain

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Brahmi, November 2013

November 2013 – Brahmi presented by Thomas Botanical Name: Bacopa monnieri Brahmi is a native to the wetlans of southern India and Australia. An important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, Brahmi has been used to treat a wide range of conditions

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