On September 27, a bright and crisp fall day, Stephanie Zabel led a community talk on medicinal herbs as part of the Countway Community Garden's harvest celebration. Created in 2012 by staff, students, and faculty from Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, the Countway Community Garden not only provides the Longwood campus with fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs, but also serves as an educational resource.
A curatorial assistant at Harvard's Herbarium and an herbalist in her free time, Zabel discussed the many uses and herb-derived treatments of plants including betony, catmint, chamomile, clary sage, comfrey, feverfew, lady's mantel, lemon balm, rosemary, and stevia.
For more information on the Countway Community Garden, email Heather Cristiano, Countway Community Garden Manager, Heather_Cristiano@hms.harvard.edu
For more information about Steph Zabel, Staff Member of the Harvard University Herbarium, Community Herbalist and Founder of Herbstalk, visit www.flowerfolkherbs.com or www.herbstalk.org.
Music performed by Keith Pierce