Monday, March 23, 2015

Growing and Cooking with Herbs - Upcoming Classes

In a recent Ga FACES article by  UGA's Stephanie Schupska, "Growing herbs can be grown in summer and dried for use in the winter", horticulturist Bodie Pennisi tells some of the uses she makes of the herbs in her own garden. She says,"I dry my own lemon balm and mint for tea."

Growing your own herbs and using them in the kitchen can be a great way to - as Pennisi explains - "help yourself in not eating too much salt and increasing the flavor in your food.”

UGA Extension in Cobb County's Family and Consumer Sciences program is inviting the public to learn about growing herbs and about the many uses of herbs in the kitchen. The class will be offered at local libraries on four dates:

South Cobb Library - April 7
Kennesaw Library - April 14
East Cobb Library - April 20
West Cobb Library - April 28

All programs will be in the evening, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For more information about herbs that grow well in our area,  UGA's publication "Herbs in Southern Gardens", by Extension Horticulturist Wayne McLuarin and Master Gardener Sylvia McLaurin, is an excellent resource.

Please feel welcome to call the office at 770-528-4070 with questions you may have about the classes or about growing and using herbs.