Gardeners from The Garden at 485 Elm gathered on a warm, sunny Saturday for a guided tour, tasting, and tincture-making led by Lroy, our herb garden gnome goddess and a second-year student at The Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.
Lroy describes the medicinal properties of echinacea while Sierra waits patently
Lroy describes medicinal properties of artichoke
Lemongrass, part of a program that provides herbs to migrant workers
Lroy guides everyone in harvesting spilanthes flowers for tincture
Adding newly harvested spilanthes buds to a jar in preparation for making tincture
Lroy pours vodka over spilanthes flowers to start the tincture.
A marigold protects spilanthes from insects.