Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh began growing herbs in 1992 and started an herb business marketing a variety of herb products in 1995. What began as a hobby and a way to grow herbs for use in programs at the museums she managed, soon became a personal passion which was turned into a full-time endeavor. She is a regular contributor to The Essential Herbal Magazine, has a trilogy of short books on using herbs, and shares her more than 20 years of herb gardening experience on 

She will discuss extracting the flavor from herbs in various media like vinegar, butter, sugar and salt, as well as techniques for enjoying the items you make in cooking projects. Using sampling and demonstration, you will leave not only with recipes, but skills to try them on your own.

She says “My favorite aspect of herb use is cooking with herbs and this program is a fun and easy way to introduce individuals to using herbs in cooking.”