Annette Freyhold selling organic woodfired bread at Blue Knob Market.
Annette Freyhold selling organic woodfired bread at Blue Knob Market. Mel McMillan

Health care seminars at markets

NOT only can you get fresh locally grown produce at the Blue Knob Farmers' Market, but now you can also learn about natural health.

Over the coming weeks seminars will be held at the market, located near Nimbin, focusing on 'health care security' and the ways in which natural therapies can help you lead a healthier life.

Last year, the seminars, held every Saturday, usually focused on sustainability and home food production.

Market co-ordinating team member Jim Arachne said entry was via gold coin donation and more than 600 people attended the talks last year.

"The speakers have been amazing and most of them are not professional speakers, but the idea behind it is for local people with a particular skills and knowledge to share their skills with other locals," he said.

"It's leading to increased networks in the local community... so someone might say, do you know anyone's who's an expert on chooks? And they will find someone because people are linking up and finding things out for themselves."

Next Saturday, Tarang Bates will lead a talk on homeopathic first-aid, while on Saturday, January 28, there will be a discussion on anthroposophical home care.

Anthroposophical medicine was developed by Rudolf Steiner and Rainbow Ridge Steiner school facilitator, Cristina Rubsamen, will describe how it can help prevent illness in children.

Herbal medicine will be discussed on February 4, followed by the final seminar in the health series focusing on acupressure on February 11.

Mr Arachne said he hopes the focus on health will help people to increase their knowledge about the use of natural therapies.

"For instance the acupressure has been used for at least 2000 years, so what the speaker will discuss is no different to what was spoken about 2000 years ago. To get updates on the talks and the markets send your name and email to Jim at uloborid8@gmail.com .



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