Anderson County farm teaches customers the benefits of herbs

Anderson County farm teaches customers the benefits of herbs

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"We offer classic garden flowers, perennials and other edibles," Kathy Burke Mihalczo said. "If you can eat it, we like to sell it." "We offer classic garden flowers, perennials and other edibles," Kathy Burke Mihalczo said. "If you can eat it, we like to sell it."
One of the things shoppers can find is a wide variety of flowers. One of the things shoppers can find is a wide variety of flowers.
"Organic gardening is one of the most important things that people can do in their back yard to preserve our environment," Mihalczo said. "Organic gardening is one of the most important things that people can do in their back yard to preserve our environment," Mihalczo said.
The herb farm also has an education kitchen for teaching classes. The herb farm also has an education kitchen for teaching classes.

By KRISTIN FARLEY
6 News Anchor/Reporter

CLINTON (WATE) - An Anderson County family farm is going the extra mile to provide all the tools for starting your own organic garden and teach the benefits of fresh, locally grown herbs.

Erin's Meadow Herb Farm is at 132 England Lane in Clinton.

Owner Kathy Burke Mihalczo took Made in Tennessee around her 12-acre property, stopping to tell the stories behind the countless stone lined herb gardens nestled on the hillside.

Each garden has a theme. For example, there's a Biblical herb garden, a tea herb garden, and a Shakespearean herb garden, just to name a few.

Five acres are in production, but it's not all herbs. In fact, there are four greenhouses full of plants, dried herbs and gifts.

Erin's Meadow encourages people to come out and just enjoy the tranquility. You'll find benches and chairs throughout the property, inviting you to sit back and relax.

Of course for others, it's all about the shopping. "We offer classic garden flowers, perennials and other edibles," Mihalczo said. "If you can eat it, we like to sell it."

Another big focus at Erin's Meadow is on herbal education. "Organic gardening is one of the most important things that people can do in their back yard to preserve our environment," Mihalczo said. 

She reinforces that message with the number of classes and workshops they offer year round, many inside in their education kitchen. "We offer classes on gardening in a green way, frugal gardening, and how to re-purpose things in your garden," Mihalczo said. 

Even in the winter months, the owners are still finding creative ways for you to use herbs and other natural items. "We do a lot winter classes on herbal soups, breads, making Christmas gift wreaths, and herbs for your health like how to prevent the cold or flu."

Erin's Meadow Herb Farm is continuing to come up with new ideas.

They just purchased an old barn they plan to move onto their property this summer. It will be used as a venue, right by the herb gardens, for organic weddings and gatherings. They can even make organic herb and flower bouquets, as well as centerpieces.

The herb farm also has a Facebook page.

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