They sat sadly in pots for too many days during that unexpected move, until I found time before and after work to clear out quack grass and irises from a small plot next to the farm stand. They've survived, shaded by an almond and a hazelnut tree against the shed, for two seasons in that little garden. They've ignited customers' curiosity and been part of a few medicinal plant workshops I've led for youth farmers and interns. I've also harvested several of them, lovingly at the peak of their summertime vitality, to make tinctures or salves. Despite all this though, they've remained pretty sad. There's just not enough light in that little sliver of garden.
So today I decided to give some of my favorite herbs a new home in my sunny plot at the Whiteaker Community Garden in Eugene.Read More