By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: July 2009
Jim Long writes extensively and travels the world looking for interesting new plants and herbs. Join him for a presentation at the Tulsa Garden Center on July 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for his discussion entitled Cutting-Edge Plants: What We Grow Is Often the Result of the Foods We Eat.
The Tulsa Herb Society is hosting An Evening with Jim Long on Monday, July 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria. Jim Long’s topic for the presentation is Cutting-Edge Plants: What We Grow Is Often the Result of the Foods We Eat.
Ethnic restaurants, including Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Korean and Thai, are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Each of these foods uses a different assortment of herbs, spices and vegetables, and nurseries are beginning to offer some of those plants. Long’s program is based on his travels around the world, where he has brought back exciting new plants you will want to grow, and on herbs and vegetables that are entering the markets here. Admission to the presentation is completely free and open to the public.
Long is well-versed in plants, herbs and gourmet cooking and writes extensively on the subjects in newspaper and magazine columns, books and his website’s blogs. He has been a columnist for “The Herb Companion” magazine for the past 16 years and has regular columns in “The Herb Quarterly,” “The Heirloom Gardener” and “The Ozarks Mountaineer” magazines. Long has a syndicated Ozarks Gardening column that runs in newspapers across the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks, and he is the author of 27 books on herbs, gardening and cooking. You’ll also find him on television on reruns of “P. Allen Smith Gardens,” as well as HGTV garden shows. Be sure to visit his website and check out his informative blogs at www.longcreekherbs.com.
An Evening with Jim Long is sponsored by the Tulsa Herb Society, whose mission is to foster the study, appreciation, culture and history of herbs. Activities include teaching, providing information to visitors, and planning workshops and programs open to the public.
The Tulsa Herb Society is an affiliate member of the Tulsa Garden Center, a beautifully restored mansion in midtown Tulsa, where all of the Tulsa Herb Society’s events take place.
For more information about the Tulsa Herb Society and Jim Long’s free presentation, please call the Tulsa Garden Center at (918) 746-5125 or go online to www.tulsaherb.com.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.