Goddess by the Sea

by Rachel Thomas I opened the door to my balcony and stepped out into the fresh air. I stared at the beautiful bay of Porto Rafti, the smell of the ocean combined so perfectly with the smell of jasmine from the garden below. My delight was only to increase as I sat down at the…

Tips for Herbalists

by Shayla Woodson As a student herbalist learning my craft, I’m always excited to venture out into the world and gain valuable field experiences. I’ve travelled and explored herbal gardens and habitats locally, within the United States, and abroad. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Freeport, Grand Bahamas to conduct field research on…

Africana Ethnobotany

Hidden Garden has created a circle of plants which are all of African origin or of great importance in Afro-Costa Rican ethnobotany. For many years we have been researching the ethnobotanical experience of the Afro-Latino Diaspora and hearing stories of interdependent survival. Based on years of research here at the garden and the revolutionary book, In The…