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Indonesian herbalism and the sacred surf pilgrimage

Grace Ockwell

Indonesian herbalism and the sacred surf pilgrimage

 Steve has been a practising herbalist for 25 years and recently began a PhD. Continuing the theme of health, his wife Ursula is in her 6th year of medicine. For Ursula’s final year, 3 month medical elective, their family (they have two daughters) headed off to Asia – Ursula working as the local medic and Steve working on his PhD, some new Wild Dispensary ideas and the more than occasional surf. The story continues as told by Steve. The girls on the beach at sunset in Indonesia. Education outside the classroom.   After a month in Bali working at Sanghla...


Indonesian herbalism and the sacred surf pilgrimage

Grace Ockwell

Indonesian herbalism and the sacred surf pilgrimage

Indonesian herbalism and the sacred surf pilgrimage.  Steve's girls on the beach at sunset in Indonesia Steve has been a practising herbalist for 25 years and recently began a PhD. Continuing the theme of health, his wife Ursula is in her 6th year of medicine. For Ursula’s final year, 3 month medical elective, their family (they have two daughters) headed off to Asia – Ursula working as the local medic and Steve working on his PhD, some new Wild Dispensary ideas and the more than occasional surf. The story continues as told by Steve.   After a month in Bali...


Otago Farmers' Market - Wild Dispensary - From 1st July 2017

Grace Ockwell

Otago Farmers' Market - Wild Dispensary - From 1st July 2017

Wild Dispensary is thrilled to be at the famous Otago Farmers’ Market to sell our three “Ward off Winter” tonics over four consecutive Saturdays in July.  We debut at the Market on 1st July 2017, and will be at the market for the following three Saturdays.  Our last Saturday is 22 July 2017. You can find us at the market on the ground beside Judge Rock Wines and La Crepe. Our delicious herbal tonics are available to purchase at the market in 200mls and 300mls bottles. We will also be offering our tonics as a hot drink. Just the ticket on...


Winter Solstice - The Shortest Day - 21 June 2017 - 4:24 pm to be exact...

Grace Ockwell

Winter Solstice - The Shortest Day - 21 June 2017 - 4:24 pm to be exact...

  Not for the faint-hearted. Geoff Ockwell, one of the Wild Dispensary business owners, celebrating dawn on the winter solstice in Dunedin with a cheeky early morning surf and a warming cup of Wild Dispensary Chest Tonic.    Delicious and therapeutic, our Chest Tonic’s Central Otago Thyme, kawakawa and lemon (along with the other wild herbs) all support respiratory health. Just the ticket to keep you breathing easily. In Dunedin in June we enjoy an average daily high of 9 degrees.  Our thoughts are with Steve Parker, our herbalist who’s undertaking research in Indonesia with his family, no doubt coping ok...


Wild Dispensary Launch Night - 1st June 2017 - Innov8HQ Dunedin

Grace Ockwell

Tags Herbal, Launch, Opening, Remedies, Remedy, Team, Thanks, Tonics

Wild Dispensary Launch Night - 1st June 2017 - Innov8HQ Dunedin

High excitement as the Wild Dispensary Team launched their products showcasing them to family, friends and invited guests from the natural health industry. Well 4 of the 5 WD team - we were sad Steve Parker our herbalist couldn't make it, but hope that he and his family are managing to enjoy themselves at a surf camp in Indonesia.  It was great to share stories of our adventures hand-picking herbs and plants in the wild, and making the "potions" in Dunedin.  We've learned as we've gone along... wear gloves for gathering rose hips - Grace learned this the hard way!,...