Growing Flavor: Cooking with Culinary Herbs

January 24th



Culinary herbs provide delicious and diverse amounts of flavors for recipes while providing a multitude of benefits for supporting a healthy diet. Throughout history, humans have grown herbs within the landscape for their medicinal, preservative, and flavoring qualities which certainly enhanced and developed our culinary traditions. Join Erik Wochholz, Curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke, as he explores the history of growing herbs and the spectrum of culinary traditions associated with these beneficial plants. This unique talk will give tips on how best to grow and sustain herbs within the New England landscape while discussing how to utilize these aromatic and flavorful plants in the kitchen.

Erik Wochholz directs the horticulture program at Strawbery Banke Museum which focuses on teaching four centuries of New England farm and garden history. Beginning his career on the University of New Hampshire research farms, Wochholz has over seventeen years of experience in organic agriculture, landscape design, fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse management, and agronomy.

This program takes place at 7pm at Strawbery Banke Museum’s Visitor Center (14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH). Admission is $9 ($7 for Strawbery Banke Museum and Herb Society members). Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Rie Sluder at 603-642-7034 or Where the Wild Things are: Native Plants for Pollinators.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7pm: Kill your Lawn
    Mark Richardson, Horticultural Director of the New England Wildflower Society declares that lawns are resource heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Join us as Mark explains why you should “kill your lawn” and replace it with beautiful and environmentally friendly native plantings.
  • Tuesday, October 24 at 7pm: Herbal Remedies for Pain Relief
    Are you looking for relief from backache, arthritis, headaches or sore stiff muscles? Join us as herbalist and author of Hands-On Healing Remedies, Stephanie Tourles, discusses soothing herbal remedies that will help ease the pain.

Become a Member

  • Have all of the benefits of being part of a national organization while working locally with other members to promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs. Membership is open to anyone interested in growing, using or studying herbs. We welcome both experienced and novice gardeners. Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday evening of the month. For more information, click here to download the membership brochure.

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  • Disclaimer:
    It is the policy of the Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. Please consult a health care provider before pursuing any herbal treatments.