Put your green thumb to good use on Saturday, April 24 during the Sag Harbor Historical Society’s (SHHS) Plant an Herb Garden on Earth Day event.
“Since it’s National Garden Month and Earth Day is celebrated every April, we at the SHHS thought it would be fun to help celebrate all of the above and invite kids and families to help us plant an herb garden at the Annie Cooper Boyd House,” Bonnie Grice, SHHS Trustee, shared. “We’ll plant right outside the kitchen in back of the house, where Annie herself would have planted herbs for cooking and garnishes.”
To allow for social distancing, only four guests may garden at a time, and the planting times will be spread throughout the day. The festivities will commence at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.
“We’ll have live music by Nancy Remkus… and we’ll be giving away handouts talking about the history of the herbs and their uses,” Grice shared. “Plus each herb will be marked with a special garden stake featuring the child’s name and their herb.”
Gardeners can choose between three herbs: parsley, sage or lavender.
“I’m super excited that Peconic Land Trust and the Sag Harbor Garden Center are helping to sponsor this! Huge thanks to them both for their support for us and the entire community,” she added. “We really want to encourage young people to come on out, plant their herbs, get their hands dirty and watch their garden grow!”
Participants must register in advance by Thursday, April 22, which happens to be Earth Day.
“So…. come get grounded with the Sag Harbor Historical Society!” Grice concluded.
There is no fee to participate. To reserve a time, email your herb choice, name, preferred arrival time, and phone number to [email protected] or call 631-725-5092.
The Annie Cooper Boyd House is located at 174 Main Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, visit sagharborhistorical.org.