Spring 2024: All About Basil

All About Basil

Saturday, April 6 @ 10:00 – 11:30 am
Brandi Keller
Trees for Houston Bauer Education Center
1911 West 34th Street, Houston, Texas 77018

Basil, dubbed the “king of herbs” from its Greek origins, deserves recognition for thriving in Houston’s heat. It loves a summer garden. Learn about beautiful basil varieties, how to best grow them, and how to properly harvest, store, and preserve this delicate herb.

As a bonus, we will have recipes to share (bring your own if you’d like), in addition to some herb plants to take home.

Brandi Keller is County Extension Agent in Horticulture for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Harris County. She has been with AgriLife Extension for over 6 years as Extension Agent and County Master Gardener Program Coordinator. She finds joy in assisting the community with their landscapes, gardens and backyard critters. Brandi’s commitment to excellence has earned her numerous accolades including team and communication awards in the state of Texas. Her contributions were nationally recognized in 2023 when she received a National Communication Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents for her weekly garden column in the Houston Chronicle. Armed with a B.S. in Conservation from Kent State University, Brandi blends her professional expertise in nature and gardening with a deeply personal passion. Brandi enjoys photography, art, birding, and humorously highlights that she’s never lived on a ship, despite being a US Navy veteran.