Redacre Medicinal Herb Garden
Redacre Medicinal herb garden was set up during the first covid lockdown in 2020 as a response to the growing need for us to find local, natural and sustainable solutions to maintaining our own health and wellbeing.
We started the project with a mapping exercise to determine what medicinal plants are already grown on the site. Detailed information about these plants can be found on our website.
We then made a list of all of the native and non native medicinal herb plants that we would like to include in the garden and did a collaborative research project where members researched these herbs to chart their medicinal use, the growing conditions they prefer, their height and spread and their folkloric history.We also asked for donations of these plants from within our extended community.
We now have two areas on the site where herbs are planted in raised beds. all the beds have slightly different soil conditions to reflect the needs of a wide range of native herbs. The herb garden is managed by members and friends of Redacre Growing project.
There has already been a medicinal herb walk around the site with Sue Goodwin, a local herbalist with over 40 years experience f herbal practice. We hope to run more informal herbal sessions and workshops in the future for Redacre Members.