October 21st, 2020
Preserving the Summer Bounty
viaZoom, for HWGC members and
the Community at Large
There exists a quantity of pleasures to be encountered by using herbs in your everyday life. Using fresh herbs (either grown in your garden or on a windowsill) ensures that you not only enjoy the product of your labors, but a sensory experience as you work with them. We learned how to make simple culinary staples, such as butters, sugars, vinegars, and more and transform them into something special with the addition of fresh herbs, infusing your pantry with the scents and colors of summer. We also learned the best ways to preserve herbs, through drying, freezing, salts and sugars, pastes etc. Herbs can also be used as natural cleaning products, as well as body and beauty products, reducing the need for toxic chemicals and harmful ingredients.
Karen runs her herbal business “The Green Woman's Garden” in the town of Richmond, NH. A Master Gardener, she is the Northeast Membership District Delegate for the Herb Society of America, past Botany and Horticulture Chair of HSA, is the past chair of The New England Unit of HAS, and is Secretary of the International Herb Association.
to download Karen's recipe list, click here