Sustainability

A Wonderful Tool to Teach Sustainable Practices

We have an herb spiral in our community garden.

JM Heatherly
The Daily Cuppa Grande
7 min readMay 22, 2024

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Herb spirals provide a space to grow a running fifty feet of seasonings. Find many flavors for your food. Pollinators find a lot of food here and love it, too.

Look back to my previous post where we discussed herb spirals as a concept. Permaculture founder Bill Mollison developed them. He designed them after working with Australian indigenous people — modeled after Aboriginal sand art. You can also learn how to construct one in that post.

These whirly garden features make a great teaching tool for sustainable practices. Mollison designed them using permaculture practices he learned from native peoples. Ergo, herb spirals include much of that knowledge.

Do you want to know more about this permaculture staple? Interested to know how it offers important lessons? Follow along as we detail what herb spirals can teach, our experience with one, and more information on what grows in it.

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Lessons of an Herb Spiral

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JM Heatherly
The Daily Cuppa Grande

(he/they) Edit, Garden, Hospitality, Music, Organize, Socialist. Finding gems to polish for you. https://www.jmheatherly.com/