Gardeners can learn how to put medieval gardening wisdom to modern use during a free program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Headlands Community Center.

Dr. Shanon Sterringer will talk about planting medieval herb gardens rooted in the tradition of Hildegard of Bingen.

Hildegard of Bingen was a philosopher, composer and natural scientist, and Sterringer has written two books about her. Sterringer has presented to the Herb Society of America and Western Reserve Herb Society.

Her talk is open to all. Due to limited space, registration is required for all three programs. Sign up online or call us at 440-257-2000.

You can visit our YouTube channel for more gardening and horticulture programs.

Two more tips for any gardeners out there:

  1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.
  2. You should also check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum. Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.