Herb Garden


The Wellness Department sponsors a community herb garden for people at PNC to enjoy. Anyone is welcome to take some fresh herbs and use at home. Currently, there are over 22 varieties of herbs in the garden. Fresh herbs make great additions to your cooking providing flavor without the added salt, sugar, or salt.

Herbs being grown:

  • Basil – 4 varieties:
    • Sweet - The most widely known and often used basil. Great in tomato, egg and cheese dishes. Also used in sauces, soups and stews.
    • Genovese
    • Red Rubin (pictured at bottom of page)
    • Purple Ruffles – It has a slight clove scent and flavor and makes a great herbal vinegar, red pesto or a colorful fresh garnish.
  • Oregano
    • Greek
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
    • Lemon –  Leaves are used fresh or dried to season meats, vegetables, soups and sauces.
  • Mint – 3 varieties:
    • Peppermint
    • Sweet
    • Citrus
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary – A richly aromatic herb that is traditionally used in poultry, lamb and pork dishes. Adds sumptuous flavour to vinegars, oils and salad dressings.
  • Parsley – 2 varieties:
    • curly-leafed
    • flat Italian
  • Sage (pictured at top of page)
  • Lemon Balm
  • Dill – Great in Fish dishes and a variety of uses from sauces to pickles.
  • Cilantro
  • Chives – Tastes like mild, sweet onions. Great in salads or herbal vinegars.
  • Scallions (Green Onions)

red rubin basil