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February Webinar: Herbs Work Hard in the Garden

webinar-save-the-date-1.jpgBy Jen Munson

Learn how herbs help your garden at The Herb Society’s next webinar at 1 p.m. on February 21 EST. In Putting Your Herbs to Work in Your Garden, guest presenter Caren White, will share how herbs attract beneficial insects, repel pests, improve soil, and make wonderful companion plants in your garden.

HSA webinars are free to members and just $5 for non-members. Register here. Contemplating membership? As a bonus, HSA will credit the $5 webinar fee to membership cost if you sign up by March 4.

Caren is a lifelong gardener.  Her first garden was a 2-foot by 2-foot square along the foundation of her family home; there she grew green zinnias because of a fascination with green flowers.  In addition to being a member of the Delaware Valley Unit, Caren is a longtime volunteer at Rutgers Gardens, the arboretum and botanical garden of Rutgers University in New Jersey. As an active steward for Rutgers Gardens she grows and sells herbs for their plant sale as well as writes a catalog describing all of the herbs being sold. Caren’s fellow volunteers have nicknamed her “The Herb Lady.”

Caren enjoys sharing her knowledge through talks at local garden clubs, as an instructor at both Home Gardeners School offered through Rutgers University, and at the EARTH Center, the agricultural extension office for Middlesex County in New Jersey. Caren also maintains an active blog and Facebook page. Connect with Caren White at http://advicefromtheherblady.com/