Herb Awareness 2017…it’s a beautiful herbie thing

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Elsewhere | 17 Comments

Hands down herbs are the coolest thing you can grow in your garden. They are SO multifunctional. You can drink them, cook them, eat them, use them around the house and use them for medicinal or beauty purposes. Best of all, they’re easy to grow and a great place to start for beginner gardeners. SO…what’s your favourite herb??? I think this is a tough question. A bit like asking what your last meal would be on death row. For me, I’d say a tie between dill, sage and rosemary. Check out my other posts on rosemary, lavender, peppermint, bay leaf, curry leaf, basil, nasturtiums and uses for summer herbs (including onion chives, Mexican tarragon and lemon balm).

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So it goes without saying that I get pretty darn excited around May every year for the Herb Awareness show presented by the Queensland Herb Society! Who needs Coachella? I haven’t missed a year yet (and I was just there this morning). This is the place to be to learn more about growing and using herbs. Besides a massive range of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale, there are a wide variety of stalls with everything from preserves and spices to skincare and general gardening. There are also herb related speakers and demonstrations throughout the day. Make sure you try some of the yummy home baked, herb inspired food and drinks at Cafe Sage in the hall.

Herb Awareness is held each year in May (9am -4pm) at the Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor QLD 4030.

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17 Comments

  1. Tandy I Lavender and Lime
    May 30, 2017

    I’m planning a bigger herb garden as soon as our drought breaks. At the moment I’ve only got sage, mint, parsley and indigenous rosemary growing.

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  2. sherry MacKay
    May 30, 2017

    i do love herbs in my cooking. I have a fondness for good old parsley! and chives and rosemary and lavender….they add such a zing to food. and so good in shampoos etc. i bet you had a fun day at the herb fair. cheers!

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    • lostinutensils
      May 30, 2017

      Herbs are essential to good cooking that’s for sure. It’s just so hard to choose favourites-I love them all!

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  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    May 30, 2017

    Ooh I adore herbs! It’s hard to choose a favourite but I love dill, mint, flat parsley and chives I think!

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    • lostinutensils
      May 30, 2017

      It is Lorraine! Chives are also the bomb-also great to grow with other plants and keep pests away.

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  4. Function 9
    June 3, 2017

    Herb fest is the best!

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  5. All That I'm Eating
    June 5, 2017

    What a great event! I love having herbs in the garden as I use them all the time for cooking. I love going to places like this and discovering something new.

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    • lostinutensils
      June 5, 2017

      I completely agree and I love events like these. We can all celebrate herbs together lol.

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  6. Sam Rutherford
    June 7, 2017

    What a cool festival! will make sure i’m there next year 🙂

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  7. Anna @ shenANNAgans
    June 8, 2017

    OMG… I am bookmarking this event for next year, I want in. Such fun! 🙂 Our garden is going gang busters, and has totally bounced back from the cyclone. Our basil is so tall and healthy and happy we have almost replaced the ‘screening’ lost in the storm. Its amazing!

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    • lostinutensils
      June 8, 2017

      That is so awesome Anna! The plants are kind of symbolic for resilience and rebuilding after this horrific situation x

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      • Anna @ shenANNAgans
        June 23, 2017

        Yeah, they totally are. They make me smile every time I look at them, like we share a secret bond growing back bigger, stronger and better than before. Hah! Hope you are having a good week lovely.

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  8. Cathy at Cathy's Corner
    June 8, 2017

    Really want to attend this next year. Sometimes it’s hard to find out what’s on.

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    • lostinutensils
      June 8, 2017

      I agree Cathy it can be hard to find out what’s on with these kinds of events. The only way I know is from being in the gardening community and it’s not known for cut throat marketing lol.

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