Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Asheville Spring Herb Festival

Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum)
As I'm sure this audience well knows, foraging is fantastic, but let's not forget how good it feels to garden! Many of our foraged plants can also do well in your home gardens. This way you need not travel far and wide for your wild edibles and medicinals but rather just reach into your planters or raised beds. Now sure, you could wander out to your woods and track down these wild plants, dig them up and carefully transport them to home soil or you could simply come to
Asheville's 26th Annual Spring Herb Fest at the WNC Farmer's Market this weekend!
Not only will there be starts and seeds of just about every herb you could desire from the common culinary herbs to practical medicinal plants to simply intoxicating aromatic lovelies, but you can also count on prepared herbal products such herbal soaps, oils, lotions, and elixirs.
And of course I will be there with my book, A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Mountains to Sea Trail. Drop by the Master Gardener's Table where I'll be set up to grab a copy or simply talk plants or trail!
WNC Farmer's Market (Exit 47 on I-40)
(5/1 - 5/2) Friday and Saturday 8:30 - 5:00
(5/3) Sunday 10 - 3:00

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