Herb Garden for All 2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

The site team considered ways of giving something back to the local community and have created four community herb planters with 2 outside the front entrance of site for neighbours, and 2 within the site welfare unit for all operatives.

A letter was sent inviting residents to help themselves but to leave some for others. Each herb plant is labelled.

Recycled materials were used to create the boxes, which included the design for others to follow for creating their own herb box.

The herbs were selected to also act as pollinators for honey bees so has some benefits for ecology in the area.

The herbs chosen all had different medical qualities:

  • Basil has anti-inflammatory qualities and is a potent antibacterial.
  • Garden Mint is used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains.
  • Chives are rich in vitamins A and C.
  • Thyme has also been shown to be effective against various fungi that commonly infect toenails.
  • Rosemary is used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth.
  • Apple Mint is rich in essential oils that have antiseptic properties.
  • Curled Parsley is especially suitable for being dried or frozen and is said to stimulate the metabolism.
  • Sage is used in tea form to treat sore throats and it is also considered one of the good herbs for the coughs.

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