Community herb garden open to everyone

The Bellevue Community Herb Garden is here for the community. As you enter the garden in front of the YMCA on Lincoln Avenue you are invited to “Pinch what you need. Use what you pinch.” From the inception of the garden four years ago, that philosophy of taking just what you need and leaving the rest for others has worked. If you haven’t yet used any of the herbs, do try it this year.

Many of the newly planted herbs are still small, but there are plenty of annuals for your use such as thyme, mint, chamomile, sage, marjoram, oregano, bee balm, anise hyssop, chives, and lavender. Later in the season, look for a flower cutting garden in front of the fence facing the Lincoln Avenue sidewalk.

If you’d like to try some herbs, but aren’t sure what to make, go to bonafidebellevue.com to the herb garden page (under Initiatives and Projects) and you will see recipes that others have posted. If you have a recipe you’d like to share with others, you can submit it to the website.

The garden is maintained by residents like you. The job is easy, fun, and sociable as walkers often stop by to talk about the garden. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to bonafidebellevue.com and send an email to the website stating that you’d like to help. Or you can call Linda Carroll at (412)761-2143.