Donna Poe and her daughter Monica have been a regular visitor to Little Wing Hollow since the earliest days, attending almost every event we have ever hosted. They are responsible for planting and maintaining our nationally registered, beautiful Monarch Way Station garden on the hill, have donated art to the art trail, and recently even gave us a private kombucha making class here in our own kitchen! Needless to say, the answer was yes when she offered to teach a class at this year's Cowgirl Camp.
Donna, and her trusty assistant Monica, will be offering a fun workshop showing you how to make tasty, organic herbal drinks, salts, and syrups. Her presentation will incorporate a few basic herbs you are familiar with, and some not-so-common herbs, as well. There will be samples, recipes, and tastings to enjoy!
This will be a popular class and you'll be able to start using your new knowledge as soon as you return home. Be sure to bring a notebook and pen if you want to take notes.
Donna says, "I am so excited to be part of Cowgirl Camp, and share my LOVE herbs. I grow a wide variety of them right outside my kitchen door, in my garden, in pots, in the front and side of my house, and anywhere I find a place. There’s nothing better than snipping fresh herbs when cooking, or making a tea to nurture the body."
Donna is a certified Master Gardner (Bronze Level, that means she's pulled a lot of weeds!) from Purdue University, a member of Sunnyside Master Gardners, and the Kentuckiana Herb Society. One of her main volunteer activities is Let Us Learn, a program benefitting underserved children in the community teaching life skills. Her focus is "seed to table," which teaches planting, harvesting, and cooking veggies and herbs. The children have a full garden at Fairmont Elementary in New Albany. She also participates in Veggie Rescue, rescuing veggies from the Farmers Market, that may go to waste, and distributing them to the needy. My other volunteer activities include garden maintenance at the Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, IN, and the Floyd County 4-H Fairground’s Demo gardens, and Rain garden in New Albany.