"Kitchen Gardening Past and Present" - 2nd Workshop

Gail Comer to Lead Herb Gardening Workshop at Silvermont

Brevard, NC – The Transylvania County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (EMGV)invite the public to attend a free workshop on Herb Gardening on Saturday, June 18 at the newly renovated Gardens of Silvermont  EMGV demonstration garden behind the Silvermont Manion. It will include classroom instruction as well as hands-on demonstrations in the garden. The workshop, which runs from 10 AM until Noon, is open to the public.  Sign-in inside the Silvermont Mansion begins at 9:30 AM. Come early for best seating.

Workshop leader Gail Comer has been a Transylvania County Master Gardener since  2003 and an herb gardener for many years. She is a member of the National Herb Society. She will discuss culinary uses of herbs as well as tips for growing.

This is the second in a series of three gardening workshops entitled, "Kitchen Gardening Past and Present" put on by the EMGV as part of the Transylvania County Sesquicentennial Celebration.

The final workshop in the Kitchen Gardening Past and Present series will by on Saturday, July 16 and will focus on the health benefits of food grown in your own garden. Master Gardener Kathleen Barnes will lead. Barnes is the author of "RX from the Garden: 101 Food Cures You Can Easily Grow".

"We're celebrating the Sesquicentennial by preserving the knowledge of how to grow and use foods from your garden," said Jeannie Falknor, EMGV President.

The kitchen gardening series is part of the EMGV mission to bring gardening education to the public and the first of many workshops that the Master Gardeners will hold at the Gardens of Silvermont. 

The Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department, numerous local businesses and individuals joined together with the EMGV to contribute services, materials and labor to create the Gardens of Silvermont.

The Transylvania County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers is a community service organization dedicated to putting knowledge to work through gardening education.

For more information call the Cooperative Extension at 884-3109.

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