Explore the traditional, culinary, medicinal and decorative uses of herbs during "Homewood: An Aromatic Spring," May 5 and 12, featuring two herbal workshops and a tour of Homewood House, which will be decorated for the season with herbs.
The workshops will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Garrett Room of the Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus.
On May 5, Theresa Mueller, owner of Touch the Earth, an aromatherapy apothecary located on Boston Street in Canton, will present a hands-on lecture on the past and present medicinal uses of herbs and aromatherapy.
On May 12, aromatherapist Lou Luchsinger will discuss the historical and contemporary uses of aromatic plants for cosmetics and the art of growing herbs at home. Luchsinger, who holds a doctorate in education, received a master gardener certification through the Penn State Master Gardeners Program. Her extensive research into the properties and usage of essential oils resulted in the production of her own line of herbal cosmetics.
Guests should bring a bag lunch; herbal tea will be provided.
Admission for the workshops is free for Hopkins faculty, staff and students and for museum members; $6 per person for the general public. To make reservations, call 410-516-5589.