Enjoy the day at Well-Sweep Herb Farm full of free informative lectures and presentations, as well as tours of their spectacular gardens.
At 9:00 join Louise Hyde for a presentation on Favorite Kitchen Herbs. One of the farm’s founders, gardener, cook and author of the hit cookbook ‘Favorite Recipes From Well-Sweep’ – come learn Louise’s knowledge on easy to grow herbs for savory dishes.
At 10:00 join David Hyde for Dazzling Perennials – plants that perform for extraordinary displays.
At 10:30 a Garden Tour on the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs will be led by Patrick McDuffee – the third generation at Well-Sweep and grandson of lecturer and collector Cyrus Hyde.
At 11:00 Lorette Cheswick, skilled Apiarist, will present a garden tour on plants that attract pollinators. Many flowering plants provide nectar and pollen for insects as enticements to help move their pollen from one plant to another for improved seed production. This symbiotic relationship adds a season long layer of observation for any garden visit. Seeing which plants are active insect snarers and which plants trick insects is both entertaining and instructive. Come learn about these Bee and Butterfly magnets for your garden and their complex relationships.
At 11:30 and 12:45 join Kevin Rushing owner of “The Real Deal Bar-B-Q” as he presents his culinary and smoking tips for “meat smoked to perfection”. Applewood smoked Beef Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Chicken & Sausage dishes as well as sides will also be available for purchase from 11 to 2 . Local patrons say “those were the best ribs I’ve ever tasted.” Come experience sides featuring herbs and spices from our farm – such as our delicious Lovage Potato Salad. Click the link to learn more about “The Real Deal Bar-B-Q”.
At 12:00 join Dan Cardaci with his mastery of the Native American flute and it’s healing peaceful sounds.
At 1:00 join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 44 years, for a lecture on The Pharmacy in Your Kitchen. Some of our best healing herbs are already in our homes. Learn about these many natural remedies, their uses and how to treat or prevent illness for yourself and your family. .
At 2:30 join David Hyde for Native Wildflowers & Ferns – a presentation on perennial natives and nativars. Learn about the benefits of these beauties and how to introduce them into the garden and keep them happy. David will cover selecting, transplanting, growing, and maintaining them – as well as some of his favorites. Discover how to support our indigenous bird, butterfly and insect populations.
At 3:30 a Garden Tour on the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs will be led by Patrick McDuffee – the third generation at Well-Sweep and grandson of lecturer and collector Cyrus Hyde.
Homemade refreshments can be enjoyed by all. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch. Free admission and parking.