Design duo based in New York and Paris, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse.

OREGANO (also called marjoram)

Origanum vulgare (perennial, low water need)

Oregano means “mountain joy” in Greek.


Soil: Oregano loves a well drained soil. Don't over water.

Tip for the Nomad: Plant oregano on the opposite side to a high water need plant like parsley and only water the parsley. The oregano will be happy with what is left over.

Sun: Oregano prefers as much sun and light as possible.

Harvest: Start harvesting when the plant is about 8 inches high. The flavor is richest just before the plant blooms. Cut leaves or young stems as needed.


  • A strong source of antioxidant.

  • A natural source of fiber and iron.

  • Oregano has anti-fungal properties.

  • Aids in soothing the stomach, good for reducing gas.


Mediterranean dishes