Herbs delight the senses, and relate to health.


Planting a garden with herbs and food potential is one of the most valuable things we can do.

With degenerative diseases plaguing many people today, we need to realise that pills and surgery are not fixing the problems. We need to realise that to maintain our immune system, vitality and health, a diet containing living enzymes and antioxidant rich foods and herbs, is essential.

Isabell Shipard
Isabell Shipard talks Herbs in the Sunday Life newspaper
Isabell Shipard talks Herbs in the Sunday Life newspaper

Isabell Shipard’s passion was herbs, and she loved to inspire and share the joys and wonders of natural herbs. With over 30 years of extensive research, knowledge and experience on all things herbs Isabell was one of Australia’s most knowledgable and sought after authorities on herbs.

Shipards Herb Farm propagated, grew and sold their herbs locally on the Sunshine Coast. But their large collection was soon sought after by gardeners throughout Australia and internationally. 

They have supplied herbs for cooking demonstration by The Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, and displays for international expos.

In these books and DVDs you will find Isabell’s extensive research, knowledge and practical experience on growing herbs, collecting and using herbs, spices, fruit trees, rare edibles, seed varieties, sprouts, culinary herbs and medicinal herbs, natural herbal remedies, alternative herbal medicines, natural herbal pain relief, herbal nutrition and Self-Sufficiency and Survival Foods.


• support the innate healing process.

The aroma of herbs delights the senses, and gives pleasure to grow.

• are rich in vitamins, and in minerals, chlorophyll and natural antibiotics.

• have valuable alkalising benefits.

Herbs are rich in antioxidants.

• relate to health.

• contain pain-relieving properties.

• aid the digestion.

• strengthen the immune system.

Value herbs as preventative medicine.

When using herbs for flavouring, we can reduce the need for salt, sugar and artificial flavourings.


Sprouts provide quality nutrients and, by weight, are the richest source of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants of all fresh food.

Sprouts are fast growing and very econonical.

Sprouts help to alkalise the body, clear acid, toxic wastes and enable the body to heal itself and build a stronger immune system.

Sprouts have an abundance of living enzymes, which, natural researchers say, help to slow down the ageing process.

Amazing facts
sprouts can – freshen the breathe, cleanse the blood, are a tonic to the body

fibre in sprouts – lowers LDL cholesterol, lowers high blood pressure

several days of sprouting dramatically increases – protein, vitamins, and enzymes, some over 2000%

Self Sufficiency

Plants that have survival food potential,
should meet 1 or more of the following criteria…

  1. Plants that have proved hardy and adapt to a range of soils and low rainfall.
  2. Plants that can be harvested at any time of the year, or have a long cropping period.
  3. Produce that have a long shelf life when picked.
  4. Produce that has potential for storing for later use, or can be dried or used in some other form.
  5. Plants that are little known as a food source and are unusual… if times get tough, and jobs and food are scarce, then food will be a high price in the shops… our gardens may be raided and food stolen… so… grow some obscure food supply.