Lunch and Learn: The Organic Kitchen
Garden with Kelly Orzel


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March 27th


     Kelly Orzel returns to the Strawbery Museum for the NorthEast Seacoast Unit's first lunch and learn. Bring a bag lunch and join us on March 27th, 2018 at 12pm as Kelly shares with us old-fashioned, organic growing techniques with the artistry of the cottage garden. Impressive as they may be, traditional walled, British gardens do not lend themselves to the modern garden girl (or guy) on the go. While Kitchen Gardens, or potagers, not only look lovely, but also provide tasty fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the season. We’ll discuss vegetable patch and plant bed designs, how to prepare your soil, and stagger your crops to ensure a multi-season harvest! Kelly will share the secrets to growing beefy, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers perfect for pickling, delicious herbs to enhance any meal and more. Scented geraniums will be available for purchase.


     Kelly is a horticulturist, active Master Gardener and girl-farmer. Her freelance work (as writer & photographer) has appeared in national garden magazines, including Hobby Farms, local newspapers, and her first book, The Backyard Kitchen Gardener, by Lyons Press became available April 1, 2017.  In addition, Kelly travels throughout New England and beyond giving garden lectures, workshops and demonstrations. She graduated with her Master of Science degree in Horticulture from Texas Tech University in 2008. Kelly has also appeared on local television stations hawking the virtues of gardening and growing.


     The Herb Society of America’s NorthEast Seacoast Unit is hosting this lunch and learn event with the Strawbery Banke Museum. It is open to the public and free of charge. Pack a lunch and bring a friend! Click Here to Register

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  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    The Basics of Tea with The Cozy Tea Cart

    Join The Herb Society of America's NorthEast Seacoast Unit at 7pm on September 25, 2018 in Strawbery Banke’s Tyco Center as Danielle Beaudette of The Cozy Tea Cart (TCTC) ( and certified Tea Specialist will explain the basics of tea which will provide you with the answers to your questions on where tea comes from and how it is different from herbal (tisane) blends. In her discussion, she will feature a variety of teas from around the world and explain their production. She will take you on a journey from the tea fields to the tea in your cup! Danielle will offer a tea tasting of three different types of tea to enjoy during the lecture.

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