DIG ONLINE: Growing Herbs – A Perfect Hobby
March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm MST
Looking for a fun, a new hobby? Picture the satisfaction of strolling out to your lovely herb garden for cilantro or a bit of Thai basil for tonight’s stir-fry or rosemary and oregano for tomorrow’s pasta. Imagine cutting fresh herbs from your collection of beautifully fragrant herbs representing countries from around the world. Surprisingly it’s not difficult to cultivate herbs. They are hardy, many are perennials, and in the low desert there is something to plant and harvest year around. What fun!
- Getting Acquainted with Herbs
- Growing Herbs – How, When and Where
- Selecting Herbs that Thrive
- Planting and Nurturing Herbs
- Preserving Herbs and Using What You Grow
Speaker: Master Gardener Kris Christensen
Kris is a life-long gardener from her early years on a farm in Utah to over 30 years of gardening in the low Arizona deserts. She is a retired banker with a specialty in adult education and became a Maricopa County Master Gardener in 2008. Aside from her family and friends, she has special interests in gardening, photography and watercolor. Her experience as a volunteer for the Desert Botanical Garden added to her expertise in and love for desert adapted plants. Kris is a member of the Glendale Rose Society, a past member of Toastmasters International and is part of the Speakers Bureau for Maricopa County Master Gardeners.