Learn about herbs and how you can grow them in your own garden as well as harvest and preserve them for winter use on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10-11 am.

Participants will tour Stearns Farm’s two herb gardens with herb gardener Sara Abramovitz.  Sara will discuss growing and using a variety of herbs, demonstrate how to harvest them, and offer instructions for preserving them. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/ GlUVWXU7buPPOgj52.

During the workshop, participants will be able to harvest a selection of herbs to bring home. Please bring scissors or garden clippers, small Ziploc bags and a Sharpie to clip, store and label your herbs. Handouts with information about the herbs and their uses will be provided.

Stearns Farm maintains a culinary herb garden, filled with herbs that are commonly used in cooking—such as sage, rosemary and parsley—as well as “Penelope’s Garden,” an English tea garden containing a variety of flowers and herbs, including tea herbs such as mint.

Penelope’s Garden is named for Britain-born Penelope Turton, who started farming the land that became Stearns Farm in 1954. The  plants that grow in Penelope’s Garden today include many of the same herbs that Turton grew during her tenure (she retired in 1990).

A $5 donation is suggested. Stearns Farm reserves the right to cancel an event if fewer than five participants sign up to attend.