An herb spiral is a permaculture technique that increases planting space within a small footprint and creates different moisture conditions to accommodate varying needs.  The top portion of the spiral is the driest where rosemary can thrive.  Cilantro and chives prefer the wetter areas near the bottom.

Our herb spiral was created as our very first garden feature in 2014.  It’s done its job, but is due for an upgrade in 2019.  Stay tuned to see what lucky workgroup will be tackling this task!

2104–Year 1 of the herb spiral