WICHITA – The 22nd Annual Herb Day is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 21st St. North and Ridge Road in Wichita. Topics include selecting, planting and cooking with herbs.
The National Herb of the Year for 2016 is peppers, which will be featured in the sessions. The guest speaker is Lenora Larson, a Marais des Cygnes Extension Master Gardener. Also, seminars by Herb Society members, Extension Master Gardeners and Extension Agents will examine growing and cooking with herbs, and plant vendors will sell herbs and other plants.
Events include seminars in the Sunflower Room and Demonstration Garden, a Master Gardener plant sale, an Herb Society lunch sale, a children’s activity, a garden magazine sale and door prizes. Also, a “Kansas Grown” farmer’s market will occur in the parking lot.
Sunflower Room seminars are: 8:30 a.m., “Peppers” (Rebecca McMahon, horticulture agent); 9:30 a.m., “Got Milk? Gardening for Monarchs” (Lenora Larson); and 11 a.m., “Butterflies in Your Vegetable Garden” (Lenora Larson).
Demonstration Garden sessions are: 8 a.m., a composting demonstration; 9 a.m., “Container Gardening for the Bees and Butterflies”; 10 a.m., “Cooking with Peppers”; and 11 a.m.: “Licorice Herbs: Anise Hyssop, French Tarragon, Fennel.”
Questions? Visit sedgwick.ksu.edu.