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posted: 4/11/2014 4:13 PM

Learn history of herbs at St. Charles workshop, take pot home

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Submitted by Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Learn the history of common herbs and create a potted garden to take home during an April 19 "Herb Garden Workshop," offered by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.

People have been cultivating herbs for thousands of years -- basil, sage, rosemary, oregano and thyme -- to name a few. Some herbs are medicinal, some sacramental, and some culinary.

Come learn the fascinating history of these plants, and make your own herb garden to take home. The plants may be transplanted to your garden or grown as potted herbs.

The "Herb Garden Workshop" will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Creek Bend Nature Center. Registration is $10 per garden. Advance registration is required.

To register, call (630) 444-3190 or email

Creek Bend Nature Center is within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. For more information on Forest Preserve District programs, visit