BU Physic Garden
1. the art or skill of healing
2. a medicine, especially a cathartic
Abundant with healing and medicinal plants, the Kitchen by Mike Physic Garden is our space to promote wellbeing through education of the health benefits of food which, for the most part, already feature in our diets.
The past decade has seen the rise in awareness of good health as balanced eating is quickly replacing the notion of the fad diet. Kitchen by Mike has always focused on fresh, seasonal food and in doing so has unconsciously endorsed and promoted healthy eating – preparing meals with produce that is local and with as little done to the ingredients as possible is paramount. The Physic Garden parallels our kitchen ethos of “less is more” and endeavors to promote food in its purest form as nature’s medicine.
The garden is divided into 5 beds and is full of plants, herbs, fruit and vegetables arranged according to their traditional medicinal uses:
Musculoskeletal and Cardiology (e.g. ginger and tumeric)
Gastroenterology (e.g. dill and oregano)
Neurology (e.g. lemon verbena and German chamomile)
Ear Nose Throat (e.g. meyer lemon and lemongrass)
Dermatology (e.g. Italian parsley and nasturtium)
We hold various classes in the Physic Garden weekly with Mike McEnearney, Byron Smith and Grant LaBrooy of Urban Growers and Anthia Koullouros of Oovio organics. The Physic Garden is also an open garden and we encourage all to move through the various beds, enjoy the space and most importantly, learn.
The Physic Garden is a platform for awareness – and the only way to make change is to educate.