Deadline for herb container garden in Jamestown

Date(s) - Monday, Aug 01, 2016
5:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


Build your own herb container garden in a hands-on workshop from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

This 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. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided.

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

Paid reservations are required by Monday, Aug. 1. Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours to register and pay with a credit card or register online. There is limited enrollment in this class.

Learn how to plant, grow, harvest, divide, and propagate culinary herbs 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.

The other August Coffee Shop programs are Fairy Terrariums on Wednesday, Aug. 3;  Outdoor Fitness on Thursday, Aug. 4, and Working for Monarchs on Friday, Aug. 5.