SP19 Growing and Using Turmeric, Ginger & Basils

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Saturday May 18

9:30 AM  –  12:00 PM

Growing and Using Turmeric, Ginger and Basils
Instructors: Karen Hurtubise and John Clarke
Saturday, May 18; 9:30 a.m. to Noon
$54 Member / $59 Non-member
Two hours elective credit for BREG Certificate

Learn practical knowledge on how to grow, store and use these diverse, tropical culinary and folk medicinal plants of the historical Asian spice trade at home. Understand organic growing principles and learn about seed and rhizome varieties like Holy Basil, Bubba Blue Ginger and Mango Turmeric. Making teas, vinegars, candied ginger and more techniques will be demonstrated by the instructors. Students will have the chance to sample the recipes.

Karen Hurtubise and John Clarke grow ginger and turmeric for market on their farm in Hayesville, N.C. They won first place in the south in Rodale Organic Gardening Magazine in 1984 and remain avid promoters of organic and sustainable agriculture, forest and landscape practices. Clarke recently retired from being the building and grounds director of the John C. Campbell Folk School, where Hurtubise serves as the resident artist in gardening and nature studies. They both teach gardening classes and grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and native plants. quallaberryfarm.com