On September 9, 2010 over 25 community members came out to assist with planting the Moberly Cultural Herb Garden.
The Moberly herb garden has been planted based on aspects of a traditional medicinal wheel garden. A medicine wheel garden points of focus feature the four cardinal directions north, east, south and west. Each direction has been partially filled with healing plants whose colour at some stage of development blossoms, fruit or foliage coordinates with the colours symbolic of the related direction. The symbolic colours of each direction are east (yellow and gold), south (blue or purple) west (red or magenta) north (white or silver). According to the medicine wheel garden book by Kavasch the direction east symbolises the start of each day's light and activity and is the place of sunrise, new beginnings and birth. South, is the place of warmth, nurturing, creativity, understanding and light. West is the place of sunset, freedom, maturity and where daylight ends. North is the place of moonlight, stars, openness, wisdom and elders.
Plants are placed with the coordinates of the medicinal wheel properties. In this way community members understand where the plants are to be planted.
Herbal Tea Chains
Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Lori Weidehammer led us in a herbal tea chain workshop where participants learned to identify health-giving herbs, dried fruits and spices. While enjoying the pleasure of each others company, community members created herbal tea chains to take home to make their own infusions.