PREPARE FOR HERBAL MEDICINE WEEK

Here are some event ideas just to get you thinking.

Your event can be as big or small as you like.

Remember – be creative, have fun, and celebrate herbal medicine!

Planning a Covid Safe event!

Please keep in mind any State regulations that are in place around COVID-19 when planning your Herbal Medicine Week event.

Each state as guidelines which we recommend you follow.

Follow the links for your own state here: NSW Qld Vic SA WA ACT NT Tas

Host an open day

Invite the public into your clinic to experience herbal medicine first hand!

Organise an event

Register your herbal medicine event here. 

Host Weed Walk

Teach about local weeds! Read our How to Host A Week Walk Guide here

Have a cuppa

Herbal Tea blending classes are a great way to teach people about herbal medicine.

Host an open day at your clinic:

  • Or even an open afternoon..... invite the public to come, put up posters and flyers in local shops or do a letter box drop.

  • People love FREE stuff so offer a lucky door prize or raffle, have some herbal teas (iced herbal teas are also good!), maybe some herb seeds/seedlings, whatever you think might be appealing to your community.

  • Create a crowd, use your family and friends and other practitioners and generate a festive atmosphere.

Register your event with us

Give a talk on how to use herbal medicine:

  • Herbal tea blending 

  • Using herbs in the kitchen 

  • Herbal medicine first aid  

  • The garden herbalist 

  • Using herbals for children 

  • Create your own skincare with herbal medicine 

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Take your community on a Weed Walk:

​We have written a How to Host a Weed Walk Guide including:

  • How to plan your event

  • Safety issues to prepare for

  • How to create advertising

Read our How To Guide here

Host a community drop-in clinic:

This is a great way to get clients in the door. You can set any limits you like – time, number etc.

 

Many people will jump at the chance of a no-obligation, free consultation and even if they don’t book, they may buy some products and give you good word of mouth.

 Register your event with us

Talk to your community centre or clubs:

  • Some local community centres offer free space if you are not charging – worth asking!

  • Do a one-off talk or even run a short course: Preventive health, Herbal Teas for health, Grow your own herbs or something that will resonate in your community.

  • You may be able to partake in a program that is already running.

  • Donate a prize (maybe a treatment voucher) to a local club raffle

 Register your event with us

Have a stall at a local farmers market:

​Your local farmer’s market may offer a ‘community’ stall (usually free of charge). ​

This is an opportunity for organisations with offerings for the community to connect with the locals. Get in touch with the management of your local farmers markets to enquire if you to book a community stall.  

You may want to collaborate with other practitioners in your local area, to share the experience of the day, make it fun, and also to collaborate to showcase yourselves as local Herbalists/ offering services in the area. 

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Other great ideas:

  • Join together with your local health food shop, chemist or fresh food market to plan an event.

  • Get your local schools involved - advertise in the newsletter, get the students to plant a herb garden.

  • Visit your local aged care facility. Engage the residents – many of them will have memories of how their mothers used herbs as medicine or around the home.

  • Make and donate samples of your home-made creams, ointments & teas.

  • Join forces with a local cafe or restaurant to teach people about Food as Medicine!

  • Organise a picnic.

 Register your event with us

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