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The Power of Herbs at Marble Hill.

Date: Tuesday, August 15th, 10 am – 12 noon / Saturday, September 9th, 11am – 1pm
Facilitators: Sebert Harper, Horticulturalist and Environmental Educator.
Place: OSS#MH Garden. Located on Broadway at 228th St (Marble Hill Houses)
Duration: 2 Hours
Cost: Free
Participants:General public. Adults 21 yo or older



Learn how to use the power of Herbs for common ailments. Have natural cures at your fingertips. Headaches, cuts, bruises, beauty aids, aromatherapy, and many more. Learn how to spice up your meals, prepare healthy energy booster simply using herbs and spices.

OSS#MH is a community garden built with edible plants selected by people with many different cultural backgrounds, Oregano, onions, okra, peppers, spinach, plants with curative properties that will be explained to you in this workshop while learning about its cultural heritage. In this hands-on workshop we are providing participants with knowledge on medicinal herbal remedies using the edible plants at the OSS#MH garden as well as other plants/herbs. Participants will prepare their own remedies to take home.

Learn to mindfully use all your senses, to experience nature’s nourishing and curative bounty. Informative and interactive this workshop provides the opportunity for participants to learn and practice cultural secrets of Herbology from one of its masters.


– Participants will learn introductory material on how herbal plants have medicinal benefits through fully interactive, hands-on, step-by-step informative session.
– Participants will take home 2 remedies in a jar made during the workshop.
– Participants will be provided with a handout explaining the name of herb, its function, and when it is season.


About Sebert Harper

Sebert Harper,  B.S. in  Horticulture  and Agricultural Production, and a certificate in Agriculture and Horticultural Therapy respectively. Mr. Harper is an Environmental Educator and Garden Consultant who currently works with Grow NYC, and consulting with local and International  Clientele such as The New  York Housing Authority, McAndrew’s & Forbes, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Green Thumb NYC,  and many community gardens.

He was also a writer for the Children’s Hope Newspaper’s Environmental Corner. His work has been featured in the City of New York Park & Recreation Green Thumb Magazine as well as many others. Prior to working with the entities above he worked as an Environmental educator at Drew Garden in NYC, and as a teacher in the New York City Department of Education. Furthermore he is also an inventor and patent holder.