Plants As Medicine Workshop 5 Nov

Want to learn about the secrets of the plant world and their connection to humans? Did you know that many plants are medicine? Curious? This is the workshop for you!

Join Leigh from local Ballarat business Kindred Botanicals as she steps you through the wonderful world of plants at Food Is Free Green Space on Sat 5 Nov from 2pm – 3pm.


Workshop overview

This workshop is about developing relationships with plants; prompting an exploration of the connection we all have with Mother Earth and plants, and helping to develop or deepen our connection to herbs and their medicine. We will discuss plant-human relationships, the physical, spiritual and energetic medicine of plants, ways of getting to know the plants (like wild harvesting and gardening), and finding and identifying common weeds and plants that are medicinal, using the Food Is Free Green Space to help us discover the medicinal herbs in our local environment.



Leigh (she/her) is a student of Herbalism, a Social Worker and wildly passionate about the power and medicine of relationship with Mother Earth. While studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Western Herbal Medicine) is giving her a strong grounding in contemporary Herbal theory and practice, learning from the teachings of Herbalists gained through mentorship and readings, alongside time in Nature and developing relationships with the plants themselves, is what really ignites Leigh’s passion and connection with plants and their medicine. Leigh believes in respectful, reciprocal relationships and connections with plants and Mother Nature and hopes to kindle the same inspiration in others too.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

All donations on top of ticket price will 100% go to Pay The Rent. Please give generously if you can, or head to the linked page to donate directly.

Please note: Food Is Free Inc. believes everyone is entitled to access food security education, and for this workshop we will reserve a few spots for our community members who feel restricted in attending financially, to attend for free. If you feel this applies to you, please email for more info.

Plenty of parking at Green Space (including accessible parking spot), close to PT and Green Space is wheelchair etc friendly.

Bookings essential.


Upcoming Events & Workshops

Seed Saving with Cath Lily – Food Is Free Inc workshop 5 May 2024
Sun 5 May at
2pm - 3pm
Worm Farm workshop with Food Is Free Inc. 14 April 2024
Sun 14 April 2024 at
11am - Noon
Terrarium Making with Food Is Free Inc. for school holidays
Mon 8 April 2024 at
10am - 11am
Terrarium Making Workshop – School holiday family fun!!
Wed 19 April at
10.30am - Noon

Make A Donation