Our Featured Speaker for 2012
Deborah Lee


Deborah Lee, an Herbal Edu-
cator, has conducted 4,000 classes
and workshops throughout the US and
Europe in the last 30 years.

"Deborah is a joyful and articulate speaker.
You will laugh often and learn much."
Helen R


On Friday Feb. 10th at 4:00 pm Deborah Lee

“Growing and Using Culinary Herbs”

Explore 12 culinary herbs that grow well in your yard. Learn growing tips, information about each and ways to easily incorporate them into your daily menu.  Hand-out are materials provided.

Friday Feb. 10th at 6:00 pm Deborah Lee

“Create a Certified Illinois Herb Garden”

The Illinois Herb Association has teamed up with the International Herb Association to educate people about the annual“herb of the year”. Learn criteria for why an herb is chosen, receive a list of each herb and the year it was honored, learn where to easy find lot of info on each one. Deborah will show how to become certified as an official Illinois herb garden, using 20 of the designated “herb of the year” plants.
This is a great group project!

Josh Greene a local student member of the Illinois Herb Association has a Certified Illinois Herb Garden and will be at Deborah's class.

On Saturday Feb. 11th at 11:00 am Deborah Lee

“Wild and Free” 

Catch Deborah’s passion as she takes you on a journey to explore wild-edible plants in your area. Learn to identify the best edibles and how to use them.  Discover patterns in nature which help you know what and when to harvest.  to Take home a list of 100 wild edibles, a nutrient chart and collecting tips.

Saturday Feb. 11th at 1:30 pm

“Medicinal Herbs”

Herbs do not ‘cure’ a medical problem. Learn how a natural health approach works with prevention and cause. Explore many health supportive herbs that you can easily grow and safely use. See, smell and learn ways to prepare and preserve them including: dried, capsules, teas (decoctions and infusions), salves, tinctures, syrups, essential oils and flower essences.  essences. Take home reference material that will help you create your herbal first-aid kit.


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