Herbal Classes in New Hampshire
- For those living in southern NH, I found this at the Shaker Museum web site ( www.shakermuseum.org ) :
Beginning an Herb Garden Sunday, April 17, 2005. 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Join Museum Herbalist Happy Griffiths and plan now for your summer garden. Learn when and where to plant annual, perennial, culinary, medicinal, fragrant and dye herbs as well as everlasting flowers. Companion planting, cultural and harvesting methods and ways to use and preserve herbs will be discussed; seed catalogs will be reviewed; information sheets provided. This class is valuable not only for those beginning an herb garden, but anyone who wants to increase or improve their current garden. Fee: $20.00/18.00 museum members.
- You might also check out http://www.shaker.lib.me.us for the last group of surviving Shakers. They are here in Maine at Sabbathday Lake. They offer lots of workshops and classes, not to mention a darn fine herb catalog. I've taken herb cooking classes with them and they KNOW their herbs. The village is about a 30 minute drive north and west of Portland and is easily a full day's enjoyable visit. You can tour the village (many classes will also take you on a tour) including the old herb drying barns. The kitchen is delightful as are the Shakers themselves. They don't have much listed yet on the website for this year's specific classes, but check back. They also allow use of their onsite library. And for those who travel with a "differently interested spouse", there are enough things going on to interest most folks plus the site itself is just gorgeous, rural Maine.Aelfwyn