Herbs! FRC

We shared our lesson with herbs at the FRC again this Thursday. The children’s eyes widened with wonder when they saw all of the different herbs as well as the purple, yellow, and pink natural play dough. The sage, lavender, rosemary, and marigold were specially featured in the story, The Rainbow Children.


For our gratitude of the day, we had fava bean hummus made by our volunteer Olivia (from the Favas at Hester Farm), snap peas, bok choy, grapes, and strawberries.

We also enjoyed a sun tea made with hibiscus flowers, star flower, island mallow, mint, yerba buena, and lemongrass – all infused with the power of the sun.


The children made lovely artwork with the herbs and play dough together:


Many of the moms shared the different ways they use herbs in their homes as well as how their mothers and grandmothers used them growing up. Two moms shared the ways Sauco (Elderberry in Spanish) is used in Oaxaca and Michoacán for medicinal spiritual remedies. It was wonderful to be a part of and witness the mother’s inspiration to return to this teaching garden and our Elsee Garden on Race Street to be immersed more in CNGF activities.

A special thanks to our Catholic Charities volunteer who took the pictures today.