“The festival is a way for novice and experienced gardeners to get some new ideas,” she said.
The event, which takes place April 11 and 12 at the York Expo Center, includes a full schedule of free lectures with topics ranging from native spring flora and using herbs medicinally to edible wildflowers, as well as programs about growing and using artemisia, the 2014 herb of the year.
Denise Eckard, a member of the Herb and Garden Festival committee, first got interested in herbs after reading a book about them.
The book was divided into the months of the year and each section featured different things you could do with herbs, including their uses in foods and medicines and cleaning and crafts, she said.
There was also information on growing and caring for herbs, and Eckard was hooked, she said.
Eckard is also a Master Gardener and enjoys the opportunity to share her love of herbs with others who have an interest in growing them.
Learn more about The International Herb Association’s herb of the year and get information on the 16th annual Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival in this York Daily Record article by Barb Krebs.