Growing Medicinal Plants in the Garden

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sun, Feb, 15, 2015 @ 22:02 PM

RI-MedicinalPlantsWorkshop-2-16-2015Gardening season is revving up, and Rodale Institute suggests a garden of medicinal herbs as a new focus.  A botanical pharmacy in your backyard is accessible, economical and ready at hand. Get a burn? Grab some Aloe vera. Stressed? Breathe fragrant fresh (or dried) lavender. Beset by mosquitoes? Lemon Balm helps confuse them.

Rodale Institute's new Plant Production Specialist will participate in #Plantchat on Twitter to answer questions and provide helpful hints and advice for medicinal herb gardens new and old. It's another great topic and discussion in store on #plantchat! 

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Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Aaron Kinsman of Rodale Institute @RodaleInstitute and Maggie Saska, RI's new Plant Production Specialist will be joining the chat as the seed starting expert.  The live chat begins Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

5 Key Takeaways for Medicinal Herb Gardens: 

If you’re growing a garden for your health, organic is the only way to go.

If you prefer to know where your food comes from, here’s a great way to also control the ingredients in your health and beauty products.

Herbs and botanical products help treat and prevent disease and enhance quality of life.

For thousands of years, people have used herbal medicinal preparations made from their gardens or harvested from the wild.

A medicinal herb garden is far more economical than buying botanical supplements and medicine.

Join the Conversation

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Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

photos courtesy of Rodale Institute

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, Rodale Institute, Medicinal Plant Herb Garden

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