MIDDLEPORT — Two sessions on herbs in which Rick Werner, a master gardener, talks about growing, harvesting, preserving and finally cooking with herbs, will be presented in two sessions, spring and fall, at the Riverbend Arts Council in Middleport.
The first session will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Arts Center at 290 North Second Ave. in Middleport.
The second session “The Art of Harvesting, Preserving and Cooking with Herbs” will be held in the fall, the date yet to be announced.
There is no charge to attend either session, but donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for garden-related items.
Werner, a native of Meigs County, graduated from Meigs High School and then attended Ohio State University before making a move to St. Louis, where he worked for McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing.
In 1983, while living in St. Louis, Werner completed his Master Gardener training in one of the first Master gardener classes in the country. He volunteered and taught classes for the University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.
He was president of the Missouri Master Gardeners for six years until retiring in 2008 and moving back to Pomeroy
His wife, Lynn, is a CPA and, despite being born and raised in St. Louis, is enjoying the small town life of Pomeroy They have two sons, Joshua, a pastry chef living in Minneapolis, and Jeremy, an auto technician working for Audi in St. Louis.