Grow your own medicinal herb garden…
Home Health Herb
how to grow and use them – with plants for sale
Saturday, June 8 (10:00 to 11:30 am) or
Wednesday, June 12 (6:30 to 8:00 pm)
Cummington Community House, 33 Main Street
(by gift economy: free or donation)
*Improve your foundational health
*Build your natural defenses
*Deal with common ailments
Sarah Stockwell-Arthen with grower Carly Leusner
Taproot Commons Home Health Herbs is a carefully selected treasure trove of about 35 cultivated and wild/weed medicinal plants that grow well here. This garden of plants (and wild allies) is designed to support your family’s general health throughout the year and deal with common ailments. You can start large or small growing this garden plan, and you may already have some of them!
These plants are simple to acquaint yourself with, and are easy to incorporate into your daily routine and health habits with simple, water-based “infusions” or strong teas. Such plants have traditionally been used for digestion, children’s ailments, colds/flus, calming, sleep remedies, and even herbal first aid.
Herbs as medicine work differently than medicines you get at the drug store.
Plants that you grow and care for and process on your own will nearly always give you more potent and effective remedies than those you purchase. This is because harvest and handling are critical to the quality and potency of the plant, and also because your care and gratitude for the plant enhances your openness to it, and its giving to you.
The plant gives its life for you.
Beginning in June, most of these plants – grown by Carly – will be available as starts at the Taproot Commons farm stand. (And you can find the wild plants such as Dandelion and Red Clover right where you live!)