15 The Cumberland County Cooperative Extension June Better Living Series workshops will focus on herbs. The workshops “Herb Gardening” and “Cooking with Herbs” will be held at the Cooperative Extension office located at 301 E. Mountain Drive.

Registration for June 2023 workshops will be in person. Eventbrite registration is unavailable. Registration can be paid via check, correct cash or money order. For registration assistance, contact Susan Johnson at 910-321-6405.

Herb Gardening — June 7 from noon to 2 p.m. Learn how to grow fresh herbs in small spaces. You will also learn how to process, dry and store herbs to have for year-round cooking. Students will leave with materials to start their own herb garden. Registration and the $10 registration fee are due by June 2.

Lavender Lunch & Learn — June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour will include a visit to Lavender Oaks Farm in Chapel Hill. Participants will receive instructions on growing lavender, the history of the farm and will visit the lavender fields for u-pick harvesting. A lavender-inspired lunch will be served. With nine varieties and 4,000 lavender plants, be prepared to be amazed. Registration and the $25 fee are due by June 12.

Cooking with Herbs — June 21 from noon to 2 p.m. Learn how to use herbs and spices in the cooking process in this hands-on workshop. Participants will use herbs to season and taste focaccia dough or bread. Registration and the $12 registration fee are due by June 16. Class size limited.

For accommodation for persons with disabilities, contact Lisa Childers at 910-321-6880, no later than 10 business days before the event.

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