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Nov 07

School Garden

After a lot of hard work, our school garden/training space is slowly taking shape. All the organic waste from the school (paper, card, tea bags, banana skins, weeds old oranges from the altar etc) gets turned into compost. At this time of year we collect all the leaves from the sycamore tree in the garden too, and turn those into leaf mold.

The compost and leaf bins at YHGInverness

The compost and leaf bins at YHGInverness

We use the compost and leaf mold to grow specific plants. One of them is Jing Jie, sometimes called Japanese Catnip or Schizonepeta Tenuifolia. This medicinal herb has many uses including the treatment of the common cold, sore throats, nettle rash and skin disorders like eczema. We grow the plant because it relieves body aches and it has hemostatic, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. All of which mean that it is excellent for treating bruises. It is one of the plants used in our famous Dit Da Jow recipe.

Keep an eye out for future updates about our garden/training space and our Dit Da Jow medicine.

Japanese Catnip Jing Jie schizonepeta tenuifolia

Jing Jie (schizonepeta tenuifolia)