Home made herbal teas from the garden

29 October 2020

Herbs that had been gathered, harvested and dried were carefully put together to make jars of homemade herbal tea to take home. Lavender for relaxation, sage for sore throats, native mint for the nose, lemon balm and lemongrass were combined. The herbs grow in abundance and as the children learn the many uses and ways to upcycle everything! Not much is wasted here at Castlecrag as we recycle all of our plants, organic matter and waste through the compost and recycling systems. The deep pit compost provides an enormous amount of living soil for our garden beds, and children make weed fertiliser and natural tonics for the soil which is transported and shared between all three Glenaeon campuses. No wonder our gardens grow so well! Thanks to Gardening teachers Sandra and Kathy, as well as garden assistants Edgar and Michelle, and all the children for their daily work and enjoyment in our gardens!