West Bend


A Garden of Herbs

Sue Goetz - Creative Gardener
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Let your five senses guide you through your garden: Herbs can be grown for fragrance, culinary uses, healing and more. Get to know the top 10 favorite herbs as well as the many ways to grow and employ them. Sue Goetz will have show-and-tell ideas and tips for harvesting and preserving, as well as culinary and craft ideas, all using aromatic herbs. Also included: Goetz’s recipes that use “any” herb, and recipes that personalize crafting, care and culinary items.

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Speaker Bio

Sue Goetz is a garden designer, writer and speaker. Through her business, Creative Gardener, she works with clients to personalize outdoor spaces, from garden coaching the small seasonal tasks to full landscape design projects. Her work has earned gold medals at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, the Sunset Magazine award, gold medals at the Point Defiance Flower and Garden Show as well as the Fine Gardening magazine “Best Design” award. Her home garden has been featured in Northwest Home and Garden magazine (March 2004) as well as Country Gardens (Summer 2011). Sue was named 2012 Educator of the Year by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA) and named Best Horticulturist by WestSound Home and Garden magazine in Spring 2013.

Goetz is certified as a professional horticulturist (CPH) with the WSNLA, serves as a board member of the Northwest Horticultural Society and is a member of the Garden Writers of America. She loves the outreach side, including freelance writing, producing a self-published newsletter, and hosting horticulture workshops and public speaking engagements. She's the author of a series of booklets, the Creative Garden Guides: Herbs to see, to smell, to taste; In Love with Lavender; The Stillroom; and Floribunda.

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