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Susan Poel / Charlotte Herb Guild: What You Should Be Doing With Herbs…Cooking! Using and Growing 10 Basic Herbs
January 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
BIO: Susan is a native North Carolinian and moved to Charlotte a little over 37 years ago. Not long after moving there, she became an empty nester and began working for a local grower on the weekends. There she received payment in the form of plants and learned first-hand about perennials, annuals and ground covers.
After retiring from consulting in the Financial Services Industry, she began working as a volunteer at Winghaven in the herbs department. This was her first introduction to herbs. Before long, she was hooked and began experimenting with growing herbs in pots since she didn’t have very much sun.
She joined the Charlotte Herb Guild (which maintains an herb garden at the Charlotte Garden Council House on Seventh Street and the Hezekiah Alexander House) and got thoroughly immersed in all things herbal. Since their meetings begin with food prepared by fantastic cooks that feature herbs, her personal focus concentrated on culinary herbs.
She became a Master Gardener in 2013. And finally, after a major change in sunlight in her yard, she planted an actual herb garden in 2015. She uses the garden, in addition to the patio pots, as trial beds to find new (to Charlotte) culinary herbs that will do well in our climate and soil conditions. When plants perform well for her, she uses a local grower to produce plants for sale at Winghaven’s semiannual fundraiser.
All programs are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join and/or make a donation. Meetings are held at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 (click for map and directions). Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m., programs are held from 7:15 p.m – 8:30 pm.