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Back To Our Roots Vol 1

Gardening

I curated this page for all those who are interested in seeing the corresponding images to Goshen Acres's first book: Back to Our Roots : Gardening. 

The main Garden

Journey with me through the build and evolution of the main garden.  This was made with no tilling or disrupting of the soil.  It was made over a period of 3 years, 1/3 segments built at a time.  This garden is where I plant my main plants for daily eating and harvesting for winter storage.  The first segment is now 6 years old and mature.

The medicinal Gardens

In years 3 and 4, I decided to build 2 medicinal gardens that house many of the plants we utilize here and also in Goshen's salve, tonics and lotion products.  To start this project, I first researched what plants I would want to harvest and then sorted them according to their characteristics of being invasive or not.  2 gardens were eventually built, the "In the garden" and "Out of the garden" medicinal gardens.  Plants that had the capability to spread went in the "out of the garden" garden and the rest went in the "in the garden" medicinal garden.  This would help with maintenance and containment.  Plants included are Mugwort, White horehound, Yarrow, Sage, Lavender, Wooly lambs' ear, Calendula, Hyssop, Anise hyssop, Echinacea, Evening primrose, Black fennel, Wild lettuce, Wormwood, Feverfew, Celandine, Chamomile, Thyme, Self-heal, borage, Calendula, Rugosa Rose, skull cap, Shepard's purse, Lemon balm, Rosemary, Marshmallow, Clover, Violets, Comfrey, Dandelion, Plantain, Sesame, Wood betony and always adding to the plant library.

The overflow  Garden

This is another garden that I created in 8 hours to plant primarily extra grains for the chickens if we should need them, potatoes, corn and extra plants after the main garden planting.  This garden was made on top of sod and planted in, the day I built it.