Herb Federation Events
Conference 2017 - Invercargill - November 17th - 20th
The Southland Herb Society is looking forward to hosting you in Invercargill from Friday, 17 November–Monday, 20 November 2017 at the 16th Herb Federation of New Zealand Conference.
Here in Southland we are very proud of our bounty from the land, the sea and the environment; these are some of the areas that we are highlighting at this conference entitled Southern Bounty.
The sessions all attendees will participate in cover Cray Fishing in the Southern Waters - a Family Affair delivered by April Fisher; Open Orchard Heritage Apples, the work of Robyn Guyton with assistance from the Open Orchard team; Herbal Medicine for your Heart delivered by Lena Williams, a qualified Clinical Herbalist, from Windsor Health; Southland Institute of Technology Hospitality students demonstrating cooking from their cultures; Natural vs Chemical delivered by Honorlea Massarella Mangion (Dip Cos Chem); Artisan Spirits and Rose Oil Cardrona Distillery delivered by Linda Jones; and after dinner speaker, Janice Lee from Koha Kai, a Charitable Trust, who works with people who have been marginalised and isolated in the community due to living with the challenges of disability and the gardens these people work in.
There is a choice of workshops: Herbs in Art through the Ages by Lyn Henry; Garden Thugs by Lynne Huggins from DOC; Tussie Mussies and Pot Pouri with Betty Snell and Foraging with Maggie Elford.
Along with the above we have organised a trip for all attendees after the HFNZ AGM on Sunday morning to the Riverton area. Here we will visit the award-winning Te Hikoi Museum, the South Coast Environment Centre and a guided trip around the area with a local Riverton Historian. This trip is not to be missed as it covers a wealth of history and knowledge of the area. Following this we will have a gourmet packed lunch, get back on the bus and head to our very own Lyn Henry’s Briarfield Farm garden where we will feast on not only her creativity in the garden but her amazing artwork as well.
For those planning just indulging in the above, I suggest you consider staying on for either of our trips planned for Monday:
- Bus trip to Maple Glen garden; this 30 acre private garden, nursery, woodland and wetland set in the rolling green countryside is also home to a large population of native and exotic birds. The garden, itself, is a beauty to behold no matter what the season - this will be hosted by the Southland Herb Society members.
- Our second option is a day trip to Stewart Island which encompasses a flight across Foveaux Strait, water taxi to Ulva Island and open bird sanctuary, followed by a 1½ hour bus tour of the island with time allowed to enjoy the tranquillity of the island, explore, purchase a souvenir and have lunch. This is a dream opportunity to visit Stewart Island and will be hosted by our very own member, Avis McIntosh.
We are very much looking forward to hosting you all here in Southland.
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For further information, contact Christine Whitaker, ph 03 217 4563 or Send an email message to Christine Whitaker
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