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Jekka's and the National Institute

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We are delighted to welcome Jekka's, a family run herb farm on the outskirts of Bristol as a Friend of the Institute.

Jekka’s, run by Jekka McVicar and her family, has over 30 years’ experience in growing and using medicinal and culinary herb plants and seeds.

At Jekka's they believe in cultivating flavour and aim to educate and inspire gardeners and cooks of all ages. Their herbetum includes over 400 herbs, and has been created to inspire visitors and ensure that the history, and culinary and medicinal usage of herbs are not lost for future generations.

James Wiltshire, Chief Executive of the Institute, commented “The herbs themselves are such a critical part of the support that the Institute’s members offer to patients everyday day, and developing this relationship with the team at Jekka’s who are so committed the production of herbs of the very highest quality feels very appropriate. What really links us however is the our shared commitment to engaging people with everything herbs have to offer, by educating, informing and celebrating these wonderful plants.”

We are very excited that as part of this relationship we have been able to add medicinal information to a large number of the herb listings on Jekkapedia, a fantastic resource for information on over 500 different herbs.

Jekka McVicar, who founded the business with her husband Mac in 1984, added “Herbs are the most generous of plants, they look good, taste good and do you good, there is no other group of plants that are of such benefit to man and this planet.”

You can find out more about Jekka's, including their herb experiences, their online shop and the farm itself in our Friends listing.

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