Come learn the joys of herb gardening. Master Gardeners of Amador County will be offering a class “All About Herbs” on Saturday, May 15th from 9am-Noon, at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200 B Airport Rd., Jackson.
Speakers for the class will be Laurel Rae Lickteig and Jayne Henning Childress. Laurel is a local (outside of Jackson) herb and vegetable producer who has been dedicated to growing and raising her own food for over a decade. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she recently transplanted to the Sierra Foothills where she and her partner run a small CSA, keep bees and grow medicinal herbs using permaculture and no-till practices. With her home-grown medicinals, Laurel makes wonderful herbal products such as soaps, tinctures, teas and salves and much more. Jayne lives locally as well (up from Mokelumne Hill) and grows organic vegetables, flowers and herb plants. She and her partner have a small nursery, Wild Geese Garden Herbs, located on a gentle south facing slope at 2800 feet, and have been supplying local nurseries with hardy and well acclimatized plants for over 25 years. She also sells at Farmers markets and Earth Day events.
Topics that will be addressed include: historical uses, propagating herbs from cuttings, seed or root divisions, culinary uses, medicinal uses, transplanting, harvesting, preservation methods, and how to make great herbal products. There will be tea tasting plus an open market for purchasing of plants or products.
Anyone interested in learning how to grow and utilize several types of herbs, please join us for this fun and educational class.
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