Grow with Us - Herb Your Enthusiasm for Exotic Greens

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Civic Engagement

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This program is available online only.

After the big freeze, you may have space in your garden for some new vegetables. Dr. Joe Masabni returns to introduce us to new and exotic greens to enhance your gardening experience. Learn how easy to grow healthy greens like roquette (arugula) , radicchio (leaf chicory), endive, edible amaranth, molokhia and oka hijikio. Plus, he familiarizes us with unique plants with edible leaves and flowers like the toothache plant. Lastly, Dr. Joe covers which common vegetables have edible leaves and roots like beets and sorrel. Not only they are nutritious, but many of these herbs or greens can be used as ornamentals in the landscape.Everyone who registers for this session receives an email in a few days with any resources shared by the presenter and access to the recorded session.

Dr. Masabni’s area of expertise is vegetable production for small-acreage producers. Research interest is to develop production systems for high tunnel vegetables, aquaponics production, and pesticide and variety trials. Extension activities include developing online and printed materials for vegetable organic and conventional producers and homeowners, hosting workshops and conferences, and assisting county extension agents serving Texas clienteles.

Packets of seeds curated for this program are available to the first 25 people to request them when registering .  You must be able to pick the seeds up at a Dallas Public Library branch using the Library to Go service.

Grow with Us is a series of online sessions from the Dallas Public Library - Seed Library and Dallas Environmental Quality and Sustainability hosting expert speakers to share practical, informative, and inspirational information about growing and urban agriculture in Dallas.