Gert Coleman

Herbal educator, writer, gardener, editor, and herb enthusiast, Gert Coleman.


All About Herbs Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension Garden

  • Thursday, July 18, 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

All About Herbs! Herbs and spices are more than just culinary enhancements or seasonal flowers in the garden. These potent, fragrant botanicals have earned their rightful places in the home apothecary, bath, and boudoir as well as in both household and industrial applications.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties’ (CCESO) new demonstration garden at 123 Lake Street in Cooperstown showcases many wonderful herbs! Join local herbal educator, Gert Coleman, for a fun and hands-on presentation of the many herbs in the CCESO gardens, both familiar (parsley, basil, rosemary, lavender, rose, lemon verbena, etc.) and new (anise hyssop, rubus, yarrow, capsicum, foxglove, lungwort). The program will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2024, from 4-5:15 p.m. Weather permitting, the talk will be outdoors in the gardens.

Herbal educator, writer, gardener, editor, and herb enthusiast, Gert Coleman loves, grows, eats, and reads avidly about herbs. A retired professor of English, she lives on 100+ acres in Central New York, growing herbs, flowers, trees, and at-risk native plants with her husband and dog. As an herbal educator, she has taught humorous and informative programs for all ages at parks, museums, and conferences; helped maintain a 70’ x 70’ colonial herb garden for three decades; apprenticed with Rosemary Gladstar; compiled and edited five Herb of the Year™ books; and writes about the legends, lore, and poetry of herbs. In addition, she teaches workshops on nature writing in the wild places of New York and beyond.

The All About Herbs program Is free is open to the public. 

To register CLICK HERE.




Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties
Education Center
123 Lake St
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Last updated July 3, 2024