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Herb & Gourd Fest in Michigan

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Herb & Gourd Fest, Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MichiganAn Herb & Gourd Fest organized by the Midwest Michigan Herb Association and Michigan Gourd Society takes place October 13 and 14, 2018, at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 13, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 14. Admission is included with admission to the Gardens.

Discover a variety of ways to use herbs and gourds in this annual fall event. A variety of culinary herbs will be featured including hops, the 2018 “Herb of the Year.” Discover the benefits that herbs provide and experience their wonderful fragrances.

Kids can participate in a fun art activity with herbs, and make their own seed tape to plant in a pot or in the garden next spring. Visit the touchable gourds section and try playing a gourd instrument. Purchase decorated gourds or buy an unfinished gourd and create your own art at home.

(Photo courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens)

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