Planting & Cooking with Herbs
Having a constant supply of fresh herbs in your garden can making cooking so much more fun and delicious. In this class, our instructors will teach you the best herbs to grow in your garden (even in pots!) and how to take care of them throughout the year. You'll also go over different techniques to use these fresh herbs in your cooking to bring out the best of their flavors. You'll take home some of the tasty treats you make such as homemade salad dressing and an herb rub great for roasting vegetables.
Emilie is a lover of the wild outdoors and believes nothing is more important than community and food. Outside of GFE, she serves as the Crop Manager at Fresh Run Farm in Bolinas. Previously she worked as the Garden Manager at Love Apple Farm in Santa Cruz. Her favorite plant in the garden is the blueberry bushes.
Ian Marks is a San Francisco native and chef with over 20 years of experience working in local kitchens. He is passionate about teaching people how to cook simple, delicious food, using straightforward ingredients. His specialty is creating homemade items from food slated for the compost bin like stocks from vegetable ends and naturally fermented sodas with very ripe fruit.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the garden?
There is available street parking, though be advised it can be challenging on weekends. Many buses and trains stop nearby, making public transportation a great option! The 44 O'Shaughnessy, 6 Parnassus, N Judah and other lines all stop nearby.
What should I bring to the workshop?
Classes are held outside in our teaching garden. We recommend bringing a hat & sunscreen, comfortable closed toed shoes and lots of layers. You may want to bring a notebook to take notes on what you are learning and we recommend bringing a full water bottle as well.
Do you cancel classes due to rain?
We try our best not to cancel classes, but if the weather report suggests it is very likely it will be pouring rain during the class time, we will cancel the class that morning. We do hold classes in drizzling weather, and recommend students dress appropriately.