Growing + Using Ginger & Turmeric at Home with Qualla Berry Farm at Kula Wellness
Come learn about spice and everything nice with turmeric and ginger! Over the centuries, these tropical perennial gems have been regularly grown as vital culinary and medicinal plants. Learn and experience hands on planting, propagation, seasonal cold protection, soils and spacing, irrigation strategies, bed and container growing, and harvesting.
You'll get to sample and learn how to make a delectable assortment of teas, vinegars, refrigerated spice pastes, and candied ginger as well as learning the best techniques for storing and freezing your ginger and turmeric. AND you'll go home with both a ginger and turmeric plant all set and ready to grow!
This amazing spice plant family, Zingiberaceae, can (and should!) become a staple part of your everyday life and approach to wellness in our Southern Appalachians, and we will show you how to do it.
About the Instructors:
Karen Hurtubise and John Clarke grow ginger and turmeric for market on their farm in Hayesville, N.C. They won first place in the south in Rodale Organic Gardening Magazine in 1984 and sold U-Pick Organic Red Raspberries for 10 years. They remain avid promoters of organic and sustainable agriculture, forest and landscape practices. John is a carpenter/builder and beekeeper recently retired from being the building and grounds manager at the John C. Campbell Folk School, where Karen serves as the resident artist in gardening and nature studies. Karen has been a practicing licensed massage therapist since 1987. They both teach gardening classes and grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and native plants for pollinators and wildlife. Their website is www.quallaberryfarm.com and the Facebook page is Qualla Berry Farm.