May 18, 2017 Rose Caspary: Edible Plants–Beneficial Uses and Cultivation

UPDATE: Rose’s blog (also see club member pages in Links)
Learn about the culinary and medicinal uses of plants from Rosemary (Rose) Caspary, an avid edible gardener. Gain insight on how to create a sustainable edible garden.  Focus on many edible plants best suited to grow in South Florida.  Plus, Rose will share recipes, new and exciting healthy cooking ideas packed with more flavor and aroma.

Rose Caspary enjoys edible gardening, healthy home-cooking, making body products, and creating art.  She started two local groups, the Spicy Herb Group and Treasure Coast Homesteading.
Rose earned a masters degree in nutrition and is a former dietitian.

Over years of use and study, she enjoys the many beneficial qualities of plants especially culinary and medicinal.   She now grows a multitude of herbs, spices, tropical fruit, and vegetables and gives tours of her mainly edible garden.   Her garden uses sustainable, environmental, and people friendly practices, without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Rose’s interest in plants and cooking started at a young age.  A native of New York, now living in Florida, Rose was a gardener since a child.  With a love of eating healthy and creating things, she cooks regularly and makes many of their body products like soap and lotion.  Herbs and spices from their garden grace each home-made meal.  Edible greens grow year-round and are used in salads and stir-fries.  An assortment of tropical fruit grow throughout the year, always tastes the best home-grown.

She is a former Florida Master Gardener and former member of the Garden Club of Stuart. She completed Rosemary Gladstar’s correspondence course, the Science and Art of Herbal Medicine. She’s attended many herb conferences such as the Florida Herb Conference, Medicines From the Earth Symposium, International Herb Symposium, and New England’s Herb Conference.

Rose started Treasure Coast Homesteading for the local community to share their knowledge and experience in homesteading—whatever you do inside and outside your home, like edible gardening, beekeeping, cooking, making body products, and much more.

♦ Don’t forget to bring any extra fruit or goodies for the tasting table.
♦ If you have any interesting plants you have started from seeds, division or cuttings, or other garden items, bring those for the raffle.
♦ Club members can bring up to three plants for the auction.

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