EHS Small Talk: Intro to Medicinal Herb Gardening in YEG w/ Dionne Jennings, Medicinal Herb Gardener & Community Herbalist

April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
EHS Office
10746 178 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5S

Dionne Jennings

Learn how easy it is to grow medicinal herbs here in Edmonton. We can grow so much more than “parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme” as the song goes.

We will touch on the basics of starting a herb garden—from choosing the site, to prepping the bed, to starting seeds indoors. We will discuss the needs & conditions of most medicinal (& culinary) herbs, what can grow here as well as how to get them into the garden & grow them successfully.

This small talk will cover 10-15 herbs that can be easily cultivated here in Edmonton. Their criteria: commonly found, hardy to (or easily overwintered in) our urban Zone 3b/4 and have multiple medicinal properties. 

We will talk about calendula, bee balm, valerian, hops, mint, red raspberry, garlic, thyme, sage, lemon balm, yarrow, comfrey, plantain, nettles, red clover, and more, while discussing simple ways to use them medicinally so you know what to do with them once you’ve planted them!

For more information about Dionne and what she does, take a look at her website


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