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Learn Culinary Herb Container Gardening at Audubon
Learn Culinary Herb Container Gardening at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – You don’t need a large space to grow tasty herbs for use in your kitchen.

At the Audubon Nature Center on Monday morning, August 2, you can learn how to plant, grow, harvest, divide, and propagate culinary herbs.

You can build your own container garden in this 9:15-11:15 a.m. hands-on workshop and get some tips on using herbs to flavor your cooking as well.

Master Gardener Janet Forbes will teach how to put together a container garden and the herbs that would thrive in this region. She will discuss the wide variety of herbs available, how to grow and harvest both annual and perennial herbs, and how to divide and propagate these plants. There may be some herbs available for tasting too.

Then the class will head outside to the Nature Center’s gardens and get dirty hands dividing herbs and creating their own container gardens to take home. Pots, soil, plants, and tools will be provided for a garden that will last through the fall.

Plan to dress for the weather and be prepared to work outside to build your container garden. You may want to bring your own garden gloves and favorite tools.

The fee for the class is $12 or $9 for Friends of the Nature Center and children ages 9-15.

Paid reservations are required by Monday, August 1: Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours to register and pay with a credit card or click on “Coffee Shop Series: Culinary Herb Container Gardening ” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.

Culinary Herb Container Gardening is the first in the Nature Center’s August Coffee Shop Series.  These programs encourage interactive discussion around a nature-based topic or activity.  Participants experience and learn together, and coffee, tea, and snacks are provided.

The other August Coffee Shop programs are Fairy Terrariums on Wednesday, August 3;  Outdoor Fitness on Thursday, August 4; and Working for Monarchs on Friday, August 5. Details are at the Program Listing at www.jamestownaudubon.org.

Nature Center education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. Winter hours are over: Regular hours are again 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. 

To learn more about the Nature Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.

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