2014 Herb Garden – Open Thursday, June 16

Located on the south side of PUC’s Fitness Center, the herb garden is available to all members of the campus community. 

Herb Garden 2014

NOTE:

  • Bring scissors to trim herbs with.
  • Trim from the top.
  • Trim the large leaves and allow the smaller leaves to grow.
  • Please be courteous and take only what you will use.

THE GARDEN PROMOTES:

Health

  • Dill has antibacterial properties and stomach settling abilities.
  • Oregano is extremely high in antioxidants.
  • Thyme contains a potent antioxidant.
  • Cilantro has disease preventing and health-promoting properties.
  • Chives contains potassium, calcium, beta-carotene, folic acid and vitamin K.
  • Lemon Balm has chemicals that seem to have a sedative, calming effect.
  • Spearmint is used for digestive disorders.
  • Tarragon supplies a small amount of iron.

Activity

  • Longer days help motivate us to get outside, and gardening is a wonderful form of exercise. Digging, bending, and stretching will pay off in greater flexibility and toned muscles.

Stress Relief

  • Tending, or just visiting an herb garden can do a world of good towards relieving built up stress. The scents in an herb garden delights the senses and revitalizes the soul.