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Third Thursday in the Gardens: Growing and Using Herbs in Everyday Life
March 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
Third Thursday in the Gardens: Growing and Using Herbs in Everyday Life Thursday, March 18 11:00 am Zoom (Pre-registration required) For most people, interest in herbs begins with using them in the kitchen, adding flavor to recipes. But herbs offer so much more than enhancements to our culinary masterpieces. Join us for March’s Third Thursday in the Gardens Zoom presentation as we explore the hidden benefits of using herbs in a variety of methods and how to incorporate them into our everyday lives. Some of the herbal pathways that will be discussed are culinary herbs, herbs for tea, medicinal herbs, herbs for beauty products, herbs for cleaning products and herbs for ornamental products. We’ll also give you hints on how to preserve your herbal harvest so that you may enjoy herbs year-round. A life-long lover of all aspects of gardening and nature, Debbie Boutelier’s interest in herbs and other edible plants began in the early 80s. Her interest grew rapidly and as an Air Force wife, she lived in different areas of the county and broadened her gardening knowledge with each new assignment. Debbie began the Alabama Master Gardener course in 1995. She gave over 12,000 hours of volunteer service to the Master Gardener program and received the Advanced Master Gardener designation in 2018. Her involvement with the Master Gardener program led her into a new career as a County Extension Agent in Autauga County for eight years. Debbie now teaches nationally and presents seminars and workshops on the many aspects of herbs, organic gardening, nutrition, and other garden-related topics. She has studied the medicinal uses of herbs for over fifteen years and completed a three-year intensive study of the medicinal aspect of herbs at the Appalachian Center of Natural Health. Debbie’s herb passion has led to the creation of her small cottage herb business, Rooted in Thyme Apothecary. Debbie is a long-time member and past president of the Herb Society of America. She has appeared on “The Time of Your Life” (local NBC affiliate) and Troy Public Radio. AM&G Zooms require pre-registration by calling 256-237-6766 or online via www.ExploreAMAG.org. Program is $5 per person and free for members. After registration, Zoom information will be emailed to registrant.