Prof Chris Willaimson on Indigenous Food Crops History Opportunities Challenges

Herb Society of Victoria
Herb Society of Victoria
Public group

Every 1st Thursday of the month

Location image of event venue

What we'll do

PART 1 PICNIC
Picnic get together from 6pm

In keeping with our Christmas Festive meeting tradition and
for those who can make it a little earlier,
Meet at the Sugar Gum Tree Table (near the Herb Garden)
BYO plate to share.
Please note, the picnic will go ahead in our regular
meeting room (MB10) if the weather is unkind for the outdoors.

PART 2 GENERAL MEETING
Please be seated 7.15 for 7.30 pm Start

Guest Speaker: Prof Chris Williamson from Burnley Campus.

Topic: Indigenous Food Crops History Opportunities Challenges

Chris is a Professor in Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at Melbourne University, Burnley Horticultural Campus.
His area of interest is in Native vegetable/herb food sources and its application for future food crops.

COST: FIRST MEETING IS FREE - just say at the door you have come via meetup.
Normally cost for non-members is $5 entry to meetings. Members are no charge to general meetings - Membership (around $25 to $40 p.a), also includes 6 issues p.a to The Herb Age newsletter and other benefits.

HOW TO GET THERE:

Melways reference – Page 45, A12

By road The main entrance is on Yarra Boulevard – south from the Swan Street bridge. There is limited parking on the campus. Parking is also available on Yarra Boulevard.

By tram From Flinders Street along the Exhibition Street extension into Swan Street, tram number 70 to stop number 18

By train Nearest stations are Burnley, Hawthorn or Heyington

AIMS OF THE HERB SOCIETY OF VICTORIA

 To act as a forum for all persons interested in herbs for their mutual benefit and fellowship.

 To further the education of the public in the use, value and growing of herbs.

 To promote and encourage the organic growing of herbal plants.