Week 1 in the Herb Garden

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First sunrise of the semester!

Tuesday:

We harvested, washed, and dried ashwagandha roots.

–Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that helps reduce stress and balance thyroid hormones.

Thursday:

We made infused oils of calendula, plantain, and lavender.  We ground up the herbs, added olive oil, and left them in the dehydrator at 100*F over the weekend to gently warm the oils.

–Calendula is anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory.  It also helps to stimulate skin regeneration.  Plantain soothes mucus membranes and draws out infections, so it’s great for bug bites.  Lavendar is also anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory.  It is good for sunburns.  It is also a relaxant and can help with stress and headaches.

We also harvested some chickweed and violet for Noelle’s sister.

–Chickweed and violet are demulcents which can help coat and soothe sore throats and coughs.
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Weeding in the rain

This past week it was raining so we drove the Polaris over to weed the carrots.

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Crazy For Calendula

Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses…and the calendula too! 20180111_085546

 

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Herbal Infused Oils

Today we made herbal infused oils!IMG_1851 Lavender, plantain, and calendula. It smelled so so good!

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Intro

My name is Oliver Yowell and I am a 3rd year at UGA. I am majoring in Landscape Architecture with a horticulture minor. I am very interested in organic agriculture and I want to find ways to increase yield while at the same time decreasing the time it takes to go from seed to harvest.

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UGArden Internship

I am hoping to gain more knowledge of medicinal herbs and to be able to grow them at home one day. I am also looking forward in gaining experience on an organic farm.

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UGArden Internship

Hello everyone!

My name is Harrison Franklin and I am looking forward to serving as an intern for the UGArden! After taking several upper level horticulture courses, I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned in class to real life situations. I can’t wait to take practical skills I learn from this internship and apply them to my own herb garden one day.  Dress warm out there y’all!

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