The Medical Herbman Cafe Project (MHCP) was created by Japanese landscape designers ‘Earthscape’ and involved planting medicinal and fragrant herbs in the shape of humongous man. Another interesting thing about this garden is that the herbs planted in certain places of the body actually benefit that anatomical body part. But, wait—there’s more. Aside from being a creative garden, it also doubles as a cafe, kitchen and craft space.
In every new location Earthscape plants the Herbman garden, it sells herbal drinks and foods from their recycled shipping container cafe. This amazing project is also used to construct playgrounds for schools in developing countries. My garden was never able to do that.
Medical Herbman Cafe Project Restores Health to the Body & Community
1. Urban Edible Gardens - Creating gardens in urban spaces that serve both as a source of fresh produce and as a social gathering place.
2. Medicinal Herb Gardens - Designing gardens with specific herbs that benefit different anatomical body parts, providing natural remedies.
3. Multipurpose Gardens - Developing gardens that serve as cafes, kitchens, and craft spaces, offering multiple experiences in one location.
1. Landscaping - Opportunity to design and create urban edible gardens that are aesthetically pleasing and functional for the community.
2. Natural Medicine - Potential to cultivate medicinal herb gardens that provide easily accessible, natural remedies for various health conditions.
3. Hospitality - Disruptive innovation opportunity to combine gardens with cafes, kitchens, and craft spaces, creating unique and immersive experiences for customers.