The Functional Herb Garden, a part of The Lord's Acre, is a place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger. Our goal is to empower members of the community through the earth-based healing of herbs and herbal education. We endeavor to:
- grow powerful medicinal and functional herbs,
- offering educational opportunities related to herb use and medicine making,
- connect diverse stakeholders -- herbalists, women's organizations, herbal free clinic, low-income populations, schools & students, and gardeners -- to share functional plants with the local community and beyond.
In this second year of growth, the garden is not only deepening it's
perennial roots, but also providing habitat for beneficial insects and
offering great beauty to the community at large. We have recently
finished a beautifully rendered map of the garden. Also under development, and very close to completion, is an accompanying "Materia Medica" which shows the uses, history and harvesting needs of each plant on the map. This will make the garden more "user friendly" to anyone who stops by.
We are also ready for the next stage of development -- to make these
powerful herbs available to the community while supporting the mission
of The Lord's Acre. Currently we are considering a free clinic and dispensary.
More information, Sign-up & Photos
The Lord's Acre Website