Adventures in Urban Herbalism: Gardening – Seeds!

Posted on February 19, 2012. Filed under: Herbal Gardening, Urban Herbalism |

Herbal Seed Packs (Image by Michael Blackmore - Mad Crow Herbals)

All my little packets of seeds for my herbal gardening have arrived.  Which somehow makes it all so much more real.  I guess I have to start deciding what I’m doing where (yard, containers outside and in), when I want to plant and figure out when I need to start the seedlings from there. Such fun!

Because it is about the season, there are lots of articles around about starting seeds, etc. in the magazines I get.  And,  of course,  info in the books.   But I think there is a community aspect to all of this as well.  Not just the community of plants and nature but of people.

So I found a local urban agriculture group  that is also offering lots of relevant workshops in the coming weeks that I will attend.   It is called The Food Project – which does lots of great work with inner city kids, the poor and homeless, so they sound like folks I’d love to connect with and maybe volunteer with anyway for lots of reasons.

And I’m starting to explore what other groups there are locally too.  There are lots of gardening groups, but none I see just for folks growing medicinal herbs.  I want to connect with those groups but something more specific would be great as well.  Perhaps that is something I should work on creating.

I have to check it out, but after scouting around I think I have found a local garden center I want to do business with – Boston Gardener.   They are local, independent, urban, organic specialists and support of lot of inner city garden projects. All things I want to support.

So step by step I’m getting there.

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