The Bountiful Herb Garden: Harvesting & Preserving Your Herbs

Did you grow your own herbs over the spring and summer and want to know what to do with the produce?

On September 22, starting at 11am, join Caren White, The Herb Lady, for an informative talk on harvesting and preserving the herbs that you grow in your garden. Timing and technique are the keys to maximizing the harvest from your herb garden for future use.

 In the first half of her talk, you will learn the best time of the day and the best time of year to harvest each type of herb.  Then you will learn the correct way to harvest leaves, flowers, seeds and roots to maximize the yield from your plants.

In the second half of the class, you will learn multiple ways to freeze or dry your herbs and which technique works best for which herb.  

Caren will also talk about how to make herbal oils, vinegars, salts, sugars and butters which can also be used to preserve herbs for future use.

As a member of the Herb Society of America, Caren manages an international culinary herb garden in Lambertville. She is also a longtime volunteer at Rutgers Gardens where she is the Garden Steward for the herb garden and grows the herbs sold at the popular Spring Flower Fair, an annual fundraiser for Rutgers Gardens.  Caren teaches herb classes at Home Gardeners School (sponsored by Rutgers University), the annual NOFA-NJ Winter Conference, the EARTH Center (Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County), and Rutgers Gardens.

The program is free and open to all and no registration is required.

It is made possible with the support of The Friends of the Livingston Public Library.

Participants will be expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Wed, September 22
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 09/22/2021 11:00am 09/22/2021 12:00pm America/New_York The Bountiful Herb Garden: Harvesting & Preserving Your Herbs

Did you grow your own herbs over the spring and summer and want to know what to do with the produce?

On September 22, starting at 11am, join Caren White, The Herb Lady, for an informative talk on harvesting and preserving the herbs that you grow in your garden. Timing and technique are the keys to maximizing the harvest from your herb garden for future use.

In the first half of her talk, ...

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