We create herbal gardens in a community near you!
Through our Community Gardens Project we place small container gardens around the city of Boston. These gardens are filled with useful and beautiful herbs, and are located in public & pedestrian spaces where people can easily learn more about the traditional uses of these plants. The gardens can be used for teaching events & plant walks, and are a physical extension of Herbstalk's educational mission to offer engaging learning opportunities for our urban community.
Our purpose for these gardens is to provide an interesting way for people to interact with plants, adding beauty, knowledge and inspiration to their daily lives.
In the long-term, we aim to create a connected network of herbal gardens throughout the city of Boston and to facilitate an ongoing, interactive, educational display that will be a permanent part of the urban landscape.
To create our herbal gardens we partner with local businesses and organizations that serve as garden hosts. Here's where you can find our Herbstalk Community Gardens this growing season:
Bloc 11 Cafe in Union Square, Somerville
Harvest Coop in Jamaica Plain
ZaZ restaurant in Cleary Square, Hyde Park
South West Corridor Park, Jamaica Plain
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Dorchester
Gail Ann Coffee Shop, Arlington
...and more coming soon!
Our herb plants are lovingly grown by Muddy River Herbals. Our amazing volunteer crew includes Elissa, Jenny, Maggie, Mal and Steph who plan, install and maintain all the gardens. We are so grateful for this team of hardworking herb lovers!