Herbs have played an important role in our lives for countless years – from politics, romance, love, religion, health and superstition. Some herbs were given magical properties mainly due to the medicinal qualities. Today, herbs serve an even larger role in the garden because they’re easy to grow and manage, have ornamental qualities enhancing the look of the garden and provide easy access when you want to flavor meals. Students will learn about herbs including types, management, harvesting and uses.
Thursday, July 11
6 to 7:30 p.m.
West Irving Library
4444 W. Rochelle Road
Speaker: Barbara Brown, Denton County Master Gardener
Bio: Barbara completed training as a master gardener in 2010 and currently serves on the Denton County Master Gardening Association’s Board of Directors responsible for communications. A life-long gardener, Barbara grows a variety of vegetables and herbs at her suburban home. She enjoys preparing vegetable side-dishes enhanced with herbs and preserving the harvest through freezing and dehydrating as well as making jams and pickles. Barbara’s most recent hobby is cheesemaking.
Prior to retiring, she worked as a freelance writer for several years specializing in articles about project management, leadership and gardening in North Texas. Barbara holds a master’s degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University
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