Gallery: Giant Man-Shaped Traveling Garden Teaches About Herbal Medicin...


Plants have been used as medicine for thousands of years, but the average person might not be aware of just how beneficial these herbal medicines can be. Earthscape is a crew of Japanese landscape designers that travels around during the summer with a 60-meter tall man made of herbs! Well, actually they travel with a few shipping containers loaded with supplies and when they arrive at their next site they unpack and plant a giant herb garden in the shape of a man. The containers get transformed into a shop and cafe where local residents can learn about herbal medicine. At the end of the Herbman’s stay, the supplies get packed up and all the cafe’s proceeds go towards building playgrounds in developing countries.

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  1. RicHahn July 28, 2014 at 11:18 am


  2. Wisdomchaser July 12, 2014 at 9:34 am

    The poster at the top looks cool. Is there somewhere to buy one? I would love to plant one of these on the “back 40″.

  3. Meg February 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    What a fascinating way to educate!

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