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Herbal Work Study: Vinegars and Oils

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 8:15am to 11:30am


Positions0 Remaining
Age Limit18 and up
(8:00 a.m. sign-in).
The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden.  The last hour will be spent learning about herbs: making and using Vinegars and Oils, with maybe a marinade or two thrown in.  There will be cold water and bug spray available. Bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc. – no hoes or rakes needed, though). 

If you want to actually participate in the vinegars and oils class (instead of just watching), please bring the following:
     -two 4 ounce canning jars with rings and lids,
     -a small cutting board,
     -a paring and or chef’s knife for chopping,
     -and 8 ounces of a mild tasting vinegar of your choice such as rice wine vinegar (or whatever container you wish to use with enough vinegar to fill the container to the top). 

We will discuss making vinegars and oils including suggestions for herb combinations – those who bring containers will be allowed to make their own vinegars to take home. If you like it hot – bring a jalapeno or habanero pepper or two to toss into the mix. Everyone will get to go home with a handout that includes tips and recipes.  

Please arrive at the Horticulture Building in the south end of the parking lot between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The group will leave the building promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Please dress appropriately: sun hats and closed toe shoes are suggested. Please note: this learning opportunity is “purchased” via a barter system: you must work the first two hours (8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) to attend the last hour of class (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.), making this a free event!).  If you have any questions not covered here, call Sherri McCalla @ 901-636-4134. 

PerksLearn to make homemade vinegars and oils
Verified volunteer hours
Parking DetailsPark in the Main Lot
CausesCommunity Environment
SkillsPlanting and Gardening
7 Positions Filled | 18 Impacts | 57 Hours

Location: Meet at Horticulture building, in the main parking lot area towards rear (directly across from main building), 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117