Herb gardens are hot

Herb gardens are hot (Joe Fudge / Joe Fudge Daily Press)

Growing your own herbs is easy and rewarding. Learn how to plant an indoor herb garden to spice up your kitchen on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Virginia Beach location of McDonald Garden Center, 1144 Independence Blvd. The workshop begins at 2 p.m.

Chef Thomas Willis, Sentara Medical Group's executive chef, will kick-off the workshop with a discussion on the benefits of herbs, as well as a demonstration on healthy recipes using fresh herbs. He'll be joined by Katie Abbott, clinical dietician program coordinator with Sentara Medical Group.

The cost of the hands-on kitchen garden workshop is $50 which includes instructions and materials.

To register or for more information, call 757-464-5564 or go to www.mcdonaldgardencenter.com.