Symposium Covers Growing, Using, and Cooking with Herbs

Herbs shown growing in a garden (Country Doctor Museum herb garden in Bailey NC). Photo: Nadia Ethier.
Herbs shown growing in a garden (Country Doctor Museum herb garden in Bailey NC). Photo: Nadia Ethier.

Herbs serve many uses, from remedies to flavoring. An upcoming Master Gardener event in Clinton NC offers attendees a chance to learn about growing herbs and using them.

The Sampson County Herb Symposium is Saturday, September 10, 2016, 8:30am to noon. Check in is 8:30am, with the symposium begins at 9am.

The location is the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Sampson County Center, 93 Agriculture Place, Clinton NC.

This is the fifth annual herb symposium held by the Sampson County Extension and Sampson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. The morning event offers a chance to learn:

  • how to grow herbs
  • how to make herbal aromatics
  • how to make herbal skin exfoliants

Plus, there will be a chance to taste-test foods cooked with herbs.

Register online at:*  There is a fee for this Extension event. Register in advance for $15. Seating is limited and interested people are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

If space is available the day of the symposium, those walking into the event unregistered will pay $20.

For more information, contact the Sampson County Cooperative Extension Office at 910.592.7161 or Mary Burke-Bass at 910.214.1963.

Sampson County too far?  Check out the North Carolina Cooperative Extension website via this link, and choose your County Center (near you).


*Note that this link redirects to a google doc for registration. Registration form asks for basic contact information plus age, gender, and racial identification.

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