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Workshop: Cultivating Culinary and Medicinal Herbs


3, 2013


From 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
Event: Homegrown
Status: Closed

Learn how to grow, harvest and use your own medicinal and culinary herbs to save money, beautify your surroundings and bolster your health. The pairing of these two horticulturally savvy women is sure to provide you with a solid foundation of herbal cultivation knowledge.  Both instructors run their own businesses and earn a living propagating and harvesting plants.  Learn growing techniques, propagation methods and medicinal uses for the many plants that thrive in our northern California climate. Summer pollen allergies, for example, can be tamed with easy herbal blends that you can grow at home. Learn fresh herbal recipes, tea blends and medicine chest go-tos.  During a walk through the garden, you’ll learn how and when to harvest herbs and how they provide a drought tolerant addition to an urban landscape. Herbs can also be the foundation for a pollinator-attracting, farm-scale hedgerow project.  Bring your questions and take home an abundance of strategies for incorporating herbs into your garden and life.    

About the Instructors: 

Heidi Herrmann is a farmer and owner of Strong Arm Farm in Healdsburg.  Vegetables, flowers, and herbs are grown on the 1.5 acre farm, and you can find her vending at the Healdsburg and Sebastopol Farmers’ Markets. She has an Ornamental Horticulture degree from Cal Poly and an MA from SSU in Education.  She taught Sustainable Agriculture at SRJC for 6 years. She wholesales a few select varieties of cut and potted herbs.

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Terri Toso is an herbalist and owner of Napa Valley Botanicals. Her farm is home to over 45 different herbs, native shrubs, and medicinal trees which provide medicine, food, and habitat. Terri grows over 65 varieties of medicinal/culinary herbs and veggie plant starts that can be found at farmers markets and herb fairs. She also hand crafts botanical products made only with herbs grown on site, and sells dried herbs and tea blends at markets and at the West County Herb Company in Occidental.
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Venue :
Laguna Farm, 1720 Cooper Road

Sebastopol, California, 95472

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P.O. Box 293, Petaluma, CA 94953