Herb Gardens at Common Ground
Common Ground Community Centerís one acre of all-organic paradise was once a thriving botanical herb business owned by our Founder, Suzanna McDougal. She sold medicinal herbs as tinctures, salves and in bulk, and dried flower arrangements. When that form changed, organic farmers leased the ground and grew vegetables for our local Farmerís Market
To this day there are over seventy medicinal herbs happily growing in the gardens, tucked alongside shrubs, roses and annuals. The common ones like catnip and mugwort re-seed themselves every year. The uncommon ones, like ginseng and golden seal, have their own shaded bed in which they thrive.
Some say by actually seeing the herb you use medicinally in its own habitat, and adoring it, and yes, perhaps even talking to it, you are enhancing your bodyís use of its special ingredients. Youíre welcome to walk the gardens and visit with us about an herb youíre wanting to know about. Our Master Gardener, Jeanie, has worked the land for seven years, and knows every plant and weed in the place. She is always happy to identify and discuss gardening. We encourage meaningful relationships with plants, animals and, oh yes, people!