Herb Day!

I know I haven’t gotten back into a regular Friday PhotoEssay habit yet, and I think it is going to have to wait one more week. Besides, I’m tired of posting construction pictures!

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 5th) is our 17th annual Herb Day! We will be featuring the National Herb of the Year: Rose, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Extension Center.

Guest Speaker, Jim Long, owner of Long Creek Herbs in Blue Eye, MO, will share with participants about “How to Eat a Rose” and “Growing & Using the 10 Most Popular Herbs.” He is a regular columnist for The Herb Companion magazine and his gardens have been featured in many publications and TV shows.

In addition, seminars by members of the Herb Society and Master Gardeners will cover topics relating to growing and cooking with herbs. Plant vendors from around the region will have herbs and other plants for sale. Of course, the Kansas Grown! Farmers Market will be going on in the parking lot.

Herb Day Events:

  • Seminars in the Sunflower Room, Meadowlark Room and the Demonstration Garden
  • Master Gardener Plant Sale
  • Herb Society Box Lunch Sale
  • Children’s Activity
  • Garden Magazine Sale
  • Vendors selling herbs and other gardening items
  • Door Prizes

Seminars in the Sunflower Room:

8:00  History of Herbs (Old Time Herbs)

9:00  GUEST SPEAKER: Jim Long – Growing and Using the 10 Most Popular Herbs

10:00  Rugosa Roses (Roses that Grow Good Hips)

11:00  GUEST SPEAKER: Jim Long – How to Eat a Rose

12:00  Cooking with Herbs

Seminars in the Meadowlark Room:

8:30  Planting Herbs in Containers & Small Places

9:30  Composting

10:30  Spring Rose Care

11:30  Walking Tour of the Nature Trail

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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