Our Medicinal Herb Garden
The Medicinal Herb Garden
The ecologically designed Medicinal Herb Garden (MHG) located within the UC Gill Tract Community Farm is home to 200 varieties of herbs important in major medicinal traditions, e.g. Chinese acupuncture, Indian Ayurveda, native North American, African American and many others from around the world.
The MHG serves as a demonstration and cultivation garden to facilitate and encourage the resurgence and perpetuation of traditional cultures’ healing arts and consciousness wisdom.
We call it "Our" Medicinal Herb Garden to include you. Please receive this invitation and be part of wider community.
How to Get Involved
Stop by during open hours for a visit
Volunteer on the Farm
Come by to pick up a plant start
Attend a Sunday Seminar* 1-3 pm.
Show up for Monday Apprenticeship 1-3pm
Participate in the weekly silent meditation in the Garden Thursdays at 6 pm, (5 pm in winter)
Check the Facebook page for upcoming events
1050 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, Ca 94706
Tel. 510 292-3418
Farm Stand 3-5 pm, outside the San Pablo Gate
Mondays and Wednesdays 11-2 pm.
Tuesday and Thursdays 3-6 pm; winter hours 2-5 pm.
Mission and Values
Medicinal Herb Garden seeks to provide an opportunity for restoring our relationship and respect for plants, as well as for the traditional wisdom that has been cultivated through herbal use.
Ultimately, the Medicinal Herb Garden seeks to cultivate a lifestyle that facilitates a grounded, restorative, and positive energy consciousness that values all species, cultures, and the environment.
Education is also an important aspect of the Medicinal Herb Garden. We hold Sunday Medicinal Herb Seminars for the public and also offer Monday Herbal Apprenticeships.
For those with a spiritual practice, the Medicinal Herb Garden with its many sacred and ceremonial plants is a serene spot that invites meditative contemplation. Every Thursday evening at 6 PM (5 PM in winter), there is silent meditation that takes place in the Garden.
There are many culinary herbs in the Medicinal Herb Garden and also many more that provide physiological, psychological, and spiritual healing as well. We believe that people should have the right and opportunity to make choices about their health.
Through the Garden, we hope to promote more gentle plant medicine alternatives to harsh pharmaceuticals.
At the Medicinal Herb Garden we make medicinal plants available for personal and public medicinal herb gardens. We support herbal practices in an effort to restore medicinal sovereignty.