An herb garden is a great way to cultivate your green thumb. It is the gateway drug for learning to grow your own food. Fresh herbs are delicious in herb salads, in cooked foods, in pestos, in cocktails, and in teas. Dried herbs make great gifts for loved ones. Learn everything you need to know about herbs, from seed to stomach. Join us at 61 Local, a public house that celebrates hyper-local food, drink, art, and flowers. We're so honored to teach in this gorgeous old carriage-house, home to a community that values urban agriculture and local artisans.
Who is this class for?
Do you spend a lot of money on herbs at the grocery store only to throw a lot of them out because the bunch is too large? Have you tried to grow your own herbs, and you either killed the plants or you didn’t know what to do with all those herbs?
This class is for
- People with sunny windows who want to learn the basics of growing herbs
- Families who cook a lot and want to spice up their meals and save money on fresh herbs
- Parents who want to teach their kids about taking care of plants, growing and harvesting herbs
Participants who want to grow their own herbs after taking this class should have either a south-facing window that can accommodate an herb box, a small terrace, or a shelf with a grow lamp.
What does this Herb Garden Class Cover?
This workshop will introduce participants to a full spectrum of herbs from basil to lemon balm; how to grow & harvest them; how to maximize yield; and how to use & store the bountiful harvest. We will:
- discuss soil, sun, and water requirements for full range of herbs.
- practice transplanting, seeding, and harvesting herbs.
- show the life cycle of herbs and how to know when to replant.
- discuss any pest or disease issues you might encounter.
- share creative uses to include herbs in every meal including dry and frozen storage for future use.