I am feeling more like myself today. I have been working on my first presentation as a Master Gardener. I am going into the Extension Office tomorrow to put it into a Power Point presentation with the help of my associate at the office. It is entitled, “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme”. I will be presenting it to the Pecatonica Garden Club next month. I hope it will be the first of many presentations.
I wrote my presentation a couple of months ago when I was first asked to do the presentation. I have read it over many times to try and memorize all the information. I have made 3 by 5 cards for my benefit. Today I prepared slides of the main topics for the Power Point.
I have gathered many photos of my herb garden, drying herbs and even some cartoons to add to the demonstration. I have photos of some of my unusual vegetables and various pictures of my herb garden in each stage of growing.
I have also included recipes for my favorite recipes in which to use the various herbs I will talk about. Included in my preparations is a door prize to be presented to one lucky attendee. It is a packet of each of the dried herbs that I am talking about.
I think part of the healing process of grief is to get interested in something else to keep your mind off the grief. Gardening is one of my passions and I will give my grief over to my passion.
Part of the adventure of giving a presentation is knowing fully the subject matter you are discussing. I know my herbs and I know my material. I just hope I don’t get a case of the jitters and blow the thing. Confidence, girl, confidence!
Wish me luck.
The top photo is what I wished my herb garden looked like. Bottom photo is what it really looks like.