Master Gardeners Carrie Ingles, Donnah Sparkle, Debbie Hyde, Denny Jennings and Sherry Easterbrooks taught techniques on preserving the garden harvest using canning, dehydration, freezing, fermentation and root cellars. There was also a special presentation on growing and using lavender. The presentations were followed by a feast of lavender cheese, lavender lemonade and tea, special recipes of pickled okra, carrots and cucumbers as well as dehydrated apples, and zucchini.
The next Learning Garden will be on Saturday October 6, at 10 a.m. 1208 Tudor Orchard Road. Don’t miss the second annual Master Gardener Native Plant Sale on Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. to noon, held in Uptown Stuart outside the Patrick County Visitors Center.