Preserving 15 years of Grandmother’s Garden at Sloss Quarters

Grandmother’s Garden was a period, early 20th century demonstration garden that focused on medicinal plants and organic vegetables. It was located at Sloss Quarters, the Birmingham Historical Society’s previous location, and was designed to be similar to what might have been planted near a shotgun house of that era.

Jefferson County master gardeners, local herbalists, historians, and local volunteers all collaborated to create the garden beginning in 2007. It was then used over a period of 15 years as an educational tool with frequent walks & talks, as the basis for the medicinal herb book, Pretty Posies, and as a source of organic fruits and vegetables for the Birmingham Historical Society community.

Unfortunately, the garden no longer exists, but the information gleaned from 15 years of cultivation remains valid and is preserved on its Facebook page HERE.

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