Are you interested in learning Mindfulness through gardening and developing a more intimate connection with your self and the natural environment?
Mindful gardening is something that Celia practices passionately on a regular basis. Celia loves to share her respect for nature and the environment and teaches others how to connect to themselves and the environment through practicing mindfulness whilst working, particularly gardening.
The silence and natural environment is good for your being, your health. Interestingly, Korean scientists have been tracking women as the walk though both forests and urban areas. The results show that their blood pressure, heart rate, elastictity of their arteries improved when in greenery and forest. However, nothing as astonishing to report in urban dwellings.
So we are calling all green hearts - even if you have never gardened before - come and be amongst the trees, plant more of them and be with them. They communicate wildly amongst themselves through their underground root systems and somehow and possibly in some way, with you.
Through this revegetation work on our shared waterways we work mindfully with the Earth and its elements. Work can include everything from clearing weeds, digging holes, establishing traditional bush medicinal gardens, planting native trees local to the Moggill Creek Catchment and learning a little more about native medicinal Australian herbs and trees.
We would love have you join us and learn to be mindful, completely present in the body, the breath and deeply connected to the environment.
Even if you or your friends have never participated in mindful gardening before, or even if you do not think you have a green thumb, we would love to teach and guide you in this immersive experience. You will probably soon discover that with a little guidance and by listening to your instincts, you will actually know exactly what to do to nurture and be nurtured by the earth.
Growing food is so empowering and nourishing for the soul, a deep connection with nature.
We aim to provide students with both education and a lush supply of vegetables and medicinal natives all year around.
Days for volunteering:
New Spring Program Dates to be released shortly!
Thursday 11.15am - 1:15pm
9.30am-11.00am Yoga Class (optional free gift to you - come along!)
11.15am -1.15pm Waterways & Bush Regeneration.
Sundays 8am - 12pm
Please bring water bottle, sunscreen, long sleeve shirt and pants ideal, hats, gloves and any tools you may have to assist with weed removal and planting.
A great way to destress, keep fit and return to the Earth. An ideal way to destress and have a mini half day retreat away from it all...
Tea/herb planning ideas:
- - Lemon Balm
- - Lavender
- - Lemon Verbena
- - Mint
- - Thyme
- - Chamomile
- - Jasmine
- - Stevia
- - Marjoram
- - Parsley
- - Rosemary
- - Fennel
- - St John’s Wort
- - Sage
- - Brahmi
- - Viola Tricolour
- - Basil
- - Holy basil/tulsi
- - Catnip
- - Peppermint
- - Spearmint
- - Pineapple sage
- - Chocolate mint
- - Lemon Grass
- - Echinacea
- - Calendula
- - Mugwort
- - Nettle (high in iron)
Native plant planning:
- - Lemon myrtle
- - Native tamarind
- - Warrigal greens (ground cover plant used like spinach)
- - Blue flax Lily/Dianella
- - Native ginger
- - Midgen Berry
- - Aniseed myrtle
- - Macadamia
- - Scurvy weed (native variety)
- - Native raspberry
- - Curry myrtle
- - Finger lime
- - Native turmeric
- - Native yam (vine)
- - Sandpaper fig
- - River mint
- - Scrambling lily (vine)
- - Burdekin plum
- - Peanut tree (not like store bought peanuts)
- - Native violet (edible flowers)
- - Black Apple/plum
Scope of Works
Revegetation Plan & Land Management Plan
YIMI Yoga & Integrative Medicine Institute
Upper Brookfield Retreat at
166 Pacey Rd Upper Brookfield 4069
12 months (Start date 1st March 2018 to 1st March 2019) with ongoing maintenance by owner and willing volunteers.
Moggill Creek Catchment and Land for Wildlife
- Land revegetation plan and advice
- Land revegetation of creek and waterways and suitable areas of bushland on the 25 acre property
- Ecological survey
- Establishment of a sustainable environment that highlights bush tucker, medicinal native plant gardens and educational programs to support spread of this knowledge
- Protect current natives from larger scale weed removal with approved council grants
- Herbarium of native species on property by botanist
- Providing educational programmes to the public on bush tucker, edibles and natural medicine from local native surrounds starting 2019
Celia Roberts (Land Owner) firstname.lastname@example.org