Veteran Master Gardeners Barbara Heckard and Sally Tysver share their years of experience and expertise harvesting and using herbs from their gardens at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road. They will lead a guided walk through the medicinal and culinary herb specimens in the demonstration garden following their presentation.
Tysver, a 24-year veteran of Master Gardeners, will provide an account of the history of the use of herbs, including how they arrived in America, along with tips for planting, harvesting and drying them. Heckard, a Master Gardener since 2013, will discuss cultivating and cooking with fresh culinary herbs to enhance favorite recipes, focusing specifically on rosemary, oregano, sage, basil, thyme and chives. The “Class Act at Woodcock Garden” educational series continues Aug. 8, Aug. 22, Sept. 12 and Sept. 26. The presentations are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. For more information, call 417-2279.