AWC departments create herb garden to be used by Culinary Arts

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Three departments at Arizona Western College (AWC) collaborated together and created an herb garden to give students a learning opportunity.

AWC said the Facilities department prepped an area with basic landscaping located outside of the Culinary Arts classroom.

They installed an irrigation water supply to turn the space into a fully functioning herb garden, said AWC.

Then, the Agriculture program laid down topsoil and transplanted plants grown in their greenhouse so that Culinary Arts classes could harvest the herbs and put them in their dishes.

“This is just another example of the collaborative efforts between Facilities and faculty to give our students the skills they need to be successful in the real world,” said AWC Director of Facilities Management Steve Eckert. “Together we can make great things happen for our students.”

AWC’s Professor of Agriculture Zoe Hawk and her students in her PLS-108 Plants and

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The secrets to keeping supermarket herbs alive, according to gardening experts

 Three white tubs of basil on worktop underneath shelf

Three white tubs of basil on worktop underneath shelf

If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to keep supermarket herbs alive, there’s a high chance that you’ve already been burned by the supermarket curse. But what is the supermarket curse, we hear you ask? This curse makes sure that every supermarket herb plant dies almost as soon as you get it home.

Yes, while the idea of buying fresh herbs for a kitchen counter herb garden idea or mojito Monday sounds much better than buying the dried alternative, the dream is often better than the reality. Supermarket herbs are almost impossible to keep alive, and within just a few days, your dreams of keeping your shop-bought basil alive are thwarted when you’re forced to dump the dead plants on the compost heap.

But you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to settle for second best.

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28 Unique DIY Vertical Garden Ideas to Try

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Vertical gardening takes gardens to new heights and does it in style. You’ll save space with these vertical gardens and most of them are cheaper to put together than a traditional garden. It will also give you some extra flexibility if you want to change out a plant or flower since they’re so easy to access and replant.

These DIY vertical gardens don’t have to go outside either. A few of these are inside, where you can easily reach that next herb you need for dinner. There are a lot of options and styles here, and you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.

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This DIY vertical garden is much easier to put together than it looks. Instead of building it, you’ll be using just one supply from the hardware store for the body of the garden. Silver pails are then hooked onto the railings, just waiting to be

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How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Having fresh herbs on hand will elevate your cooking and your living space.

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Fresh herbs enhance the flavor of almost any dish, but purchasing herbs from the grocery store can be quite expensive. Dried herbs, on the other hand, don’t offer the same punch of flavor. Starting an indoor herb garden is a great way to grow fresh produce when you don’t have outdoor space to garden, or want to extend the growing season into the winter months.

Not only do indoor herbs provide you with a continuous supply of culinary delights but they also bring wonderful fragrance and color into the home. “Plants make us happy,” says Janice Cox, author and education chair for The Herb Society of America. “Having a scented geranium, lavender, or rosemary in your home not only smells nice, but the plants also give us a mental boost. Having fresh herbs indoors is a simple

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10 Indoor and Outdoor Herb Garden Ideas That Guarantee Fresh Basil, Parsley, and More All Year Round

One of the most rewarding aspects of having a culinary garden is getting to enjoy the fruits of your labor. From snipping off some fresh rosemary for a cocktail garnish to using home grown lavender in your flower arrangements, growing herbs is one of the most low maintenance ways to start a kitchen garden. The best part? You can grow herbs even if your square footage is limited, both inside and out. Whether you set up a windowsill growing station or plant a dedicated bed in your big backyard, our herb garden ideas will ensure you have access to fresh basil, parsley, thyme and more all year round.

Woman planting herbs in herb garden, high angle

Woman planting herbs in herb garden, high angle


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