The People's Apothecary Garden
The People’s Apothecary Garden is a community medicinal plant garden located on Carolyn Askew's (kindly loaned) plot of land at Lot 62 North Cove Road, and is a part of the Thetis Island Community Farm Co-operative.
In mid-June, 2020, during the first month of ThINC’s Summer Food Security Program, the idea to start a community medicinal garden was pitched to the ThINCpod by Elisabeth Bond from Jollity Farm. Elisabeth and Carolyn had long been talking about the possibility of turning Carolyn’s fenced-in garden into a community space for Thetis Islanders to learn about and harvest medicinal plants. What started out as a side activity for the Pod, blossomed into one of their larger design projects.
To learn more about the Pod's development of the space, peruse the following gallery and read the fall 2020 Quarterly article, "The People’s Apothecary Garden: For the People, by the People."
Our vision is that the Apothecary will be used as a teaching garden for workshops on medicinal plant properties and use, in addition to serving as a pleasant community space for relaxation and aromatherapy.
For more info or to hear ways to get involved, please get in touch with us!