The Medicinal and Food Garden

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Plants play an essential role in human health and wellness; they provide us with basic necessities, such as clean air, shelter, clothing, food and medicine.

How we use plants for food has changed with the shift from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to large-scale agriculture. Through these changes, plants have remained fundamental to our food chain. 

Medicinal plants have been identified and used throughout human history; today a vast number of pharmaceuticals contain chemical compounds derived from plants.

As you walk through our Medicinal and Food Garden, you will discover both traditional and modern uses of plants. The garden contains native plants used by indigenous populations in the Acadian Forest Region as well as those introduced by settlers.