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Shaker Heritage Society Garden

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Shaker Heritage Society Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Shaker Heritage Society Garden Marker
Inscription.  

The plants in this garden are some of the herbs used and sold by The Watervliet Shaker Community during the 1800's. The community grew large "Botanical/Physic" gardens and also gathered many wild herbs for use in their business of selling dried herbs and making extracts.

The plants here are those that we know The Shakers used for medicine, for dyeing and for use in seasoning.

Many of the plants can be harmful to eat, so please enjoy by looking and smelling only.
 
Erected by Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 44.514′ N, 73° 48.702′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker and herb garden are about 200 feet NNW of the Meeting House/Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Meeting House Road, Albany NY 12211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sisters' Workshop (1840) (here, next to this marker);

Shaker Heritage Society Garden and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
2. Shaker Heritage Society Garden and Marker
Marker is near the fence gate on the right side of garden
1816 Dwelling House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ministry Shop (1825) (within shouting distance of this marker); Creamery (1856) (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash House & Cannery (c.1858) (within shouting distance of this marker); Brethren's Workshop (1822) (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Garage (1920) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
More about this marker. Garden is laid out within the former footprint of the 1840 Sisters' Workshop.
 
Also see . . .
1. Watervliet Shaker Historic District on the Shaker Historic Trail. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Peek into History: Shaker Herbs (Mother Earth Living, 1997). (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Shakers And Our First Herbades. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York on Facebook.
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(Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Aug. 14, 2020