IPFHA FIELD DAY
(Previously Bush Tucker Camp)
Indigenous Plants for Health Association
Autumn Field Day 28th March 2020
Cost $80 for non-members and $70 for members.
$40 12yrs-18yrs, under 12yrs free.
Family concessions available.
(All monies (after payment for food) will go to IPFHA to help with their research on Indigenous Plants for Health) This is a non-profit association
Anyone can come and camp Friday and Saturday nights. There is a pit toilet and rain water but you must bring your own camp gear. Everyone must bring their own eating utensils, plate, dish, cup, knife, fork, spoon and tea towel. Washing up water will be supplied and everyone responsible for their own utensils. If you’d like a pizza cooked in cob oven Sunday let us know (small donation for ingredients)
1780 Martindale Rd, Denman, NSW.
9.30am – Welcome and Introduction
9.45 am – Plant walk and identification - Andrew and Pat.
This will cover useful plants (weeds) and natives -attendees are welcome to bring plants for identification
10:45 am – Discovering Lichens – Kat Bennett
11:30 – Distillation start – Rob and Andrew will be extracting the essential oil of yellow box (Eucalytpus melliodora).
12:00 (noon) – Making a native medicinal ointment – Pat Collins (everyone to take home a sample)
1pm – Lunch. Menu includes: Nettle quiche, fat hen fritters and weed salad. Desserts: bananas with chocolate chips or baked apples filled with dried fruit (cooked in camp oven). *Important: Everyone must bring their own eating utensils, plate, dish, cup, knife, fork, spoon and tea towel. Washing up water will be supplied and everyone responsible for their own utensils.
1:45pm – Meeting of IPHA (meet and eat)
2:30pm - Demonstration of Undeground oven
3pm – Bush crafts and uses of indigenous plants – Natasha
4:30 pm – Checking the essential oil (hydrosol samples available to take home)
5pm – Weaving demonstration
7pm – Dinner. Menu includes Bunya nut curry, damper, various vegetables and fish. Twister for kids. Desserts: lemon myrtle cheesecake & berries.
Children are encouraged to come and there will be crafts such as weaving, making pots from clay and creating totem sticks from grass trees and plenty of fun in the dry creek bed.