Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Lovely Past-Thyme

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend an all-day workshop on herbs. It was held at Burritt on the Mountain, a "living" museum on the 167 acre estate housing a 1930's eclectic mansion. The grounds also feature many reconstructed historic structures depicting life in the 1800's.

We covered herb uses (both historical and modern day) in culinary, medicinal, and landscaping applications; propagation by cuttings, layering, and seed; and preservation methods such as drying, freezing, cooking, etc. After the lectures, we had a fun time making scented sachets and Victorian tussie mussies with many of the herbs we had discussed.
As a bonus, we also got to enjoy the view over Huntsville from Round Top Mountain on a pleasant walk after lunch.

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