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Old 10-28-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Our master gardener group was honored in the International Master Gardener Search for Excellence Award. We received 2nd place for the Le Jardin des Traiteurs (The Healer’s Garden) project at Vermilionville; Lafayette, Louisiana.

Story here http://www.vermilionville.org/vermilionville/explore/gardens.html -


Garden guide here
http://bayouvermiliondistrict.onlinemarketingconsole.com/vermilionville/explore/Healer%27s%20Garden%20Brochure%20Web.pdf

The guide is English and French.

Hava and Lib got to tour the garden last year. The garden itself was plain - it was intended to look like an ordinary person's medicinal garden would look like. Not showy - but necessary when someone got sick. After they researched what plants were needed, they had to locate plants that have largely been forgotten, due to multiple pharmacies in every town. They did a great job with it, and placed it in a historic village type tourist attraction. So it gets a lot of exposure.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Nice pamphlet, very informative, thanks Biig I'm sure your happy to be a part of such an extensive garden & group.

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Yes, I am. They're a great bunch.
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WOW They did a lot of work on that project. I was involved with reproducing such a garden here about 2000 ish A lot of work researching and worse yet FINDING the original plants they had used in the past.
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Impressive.... very impressive. I'm not surprised in the least though.
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I loved that place. I would go back in a heartbeat. Here’s a photo of the cold frames they use to start their herbs.
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My dad made me one of those. Except he calls it a hot frame - you put a layer of fresh manure at the bottom, and it generates heat for your new seedlings.
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I just so happen to have a photo of the "hot frame" your dad made for you!!! He did a good job.... so good.... I want 1 for myself someday.
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Every time I go over, they mention my buddies. . . they really enjoyed the visit.
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