Nash Community College’s herb garden is a haven of greenery, blooms and aromas, conveniently located next to the culinary school at the front of the college campus.
Planted in a symmetrical garden made of about 10 raised beds, the college’s master gardener Ken White is currently harvesting a variety of herbs including thyme, fennel, oregano, basil, rosemary, cilantro, dill and sage. The culinary students help grow and harvest the herbs as part of their curriculum and several continuing education classes about growing and using herbs are planned for the fall.
The herb garden was planted in 2013 and the school hopes it inspires others to plant similar gardens.
“It’s a good way to start sustainable agriculture in your own backyard. We try to use what we grow,” White said.