Every Summer, KZUM’s How’s It Growin’? features a series of events called the Nature Walks and Garden Talks series. This Summer, the series featured a tour of Sunken Gardens and a Local Farm Tour. The 2019 series concludes this Saturday with A Celebration of Herbs at the Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens.
The Celebration of Herbs will begin at 11 a.m. with a formal presentation with herbal experts Jill Kuhel and Sharon Ohmberger. A potluck will follow, immediately, at Noon. Attendees are encouraged to bring in their favorite dish featuring herbs. Attendees are also encouraged to share their favorite recipes.
This weekend will also see Downtown transform into a hub for all sorts of local art for both the Lincoln Arts Festival and Lincoln Calling. With the inclusion of the Celebration of Herbs event, you will be able to eat local, in a beautiful garden, during Lincoln Calling!
“The Lincoln Arts Festival moved downtown to be a part of the vibe,” said Bob Henrickson, host of How’s It Growin’? and the Celebration of Herbs. “There’s reason local food can’t fit in to the mix. And even if it doesn’t, you can still get some lunch.”
This weekend’s Garden Talk is also the first time that the series has coincided with Lincoln Calling. “We’ve never done any of our events in a beautiful downtown venue like this,” said Henrickson. “We’ve also never done a potluck quite like this, either. We’re hoping that we can make this one of our annual events.”
Henrickson hopes that all attendees find a new appreciation for herbs after this event. “I really hope that they find inspiration to grow their own herbs, and see how easy it is to grow herbs.” Henrickson went on to describe the importance of herbs in daily life, “I want to see people use herbs more frequently when cooking; both for flavor and health. Herbs can have essential oils that help build immune systems and have important nutrition for a healthy diet.”
This is a free event, rain-or-shine, and registration is not required. However, a number for attendance is needed to accommodate for seating, so it is requested that you indicate you are attending on the Celebration of Herbs Facebook Event Page.
Catch How’s It Growin’? every Wednesday from 11 a.m. until Noon on 89.3 KZUM.