Patti’s May 29 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

New Shaker Herbal Workshop

Herb Garden Design is a new herbal workshop offered at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m.-noon.

In the early 1800s, the Shakers managed extensive terraced gardens that extended from their village center down to the shores of Sabbathday Lake. Crops were matched to the most suitable and ideal conditions. Learn the time-tested cultivation, harvest and use of popular culinary and medicinal herbs while planning the custom design of your own herb garden. Participants will learn about color, texture, height, companion planting and soil composition.

Pre-registration is required, and the registration fee is $40. A mail-in form can be found at Alternatively, registrants can sign up and pay the fee online through their website. For more information, call 926-4597 or email

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