Fall Gardening Workshop slated for Nov. 24

By Felix Cunningham III
SU Ag Center

The Southern University Ag Center invites the Baton Rouge community at large to its third annual Fall Gardening Workshop on November 24, 2015. Registration for the event, which is free and includes a healthy lunch, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program will start at 9 a.m. inside A. O. Williams Hall – SU Ag Center.

Topics for this year’s workshop will include:
• Seasonal planting
• Pollinators and pests
• Bee keeping
• Maintaining and growing an Urban Ag Community
• Non-traditional uses for traditional plants
• Planting a smoothie/juice garden
• Urban agriculture issues

There will even be an urban garden tour if the weather permits.

Besides learning about planting and how to keep a garden in an urban society, participants will also be able to taste-test smoothies and juice made from the plants in the urban garden. This event will link the participants to gain opportunities to grow or enhance an urban garden successfully.

“This is going to be an action-packed event,” said Stephanie Elwood, extension associate of the Southern University Ag Center.

The workshop is co-hosted by the Southern University Ag Center, its Wisteria Alliance Program and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

For more information about the workshop, contact Mila Berhane, Stephanie Elwood, Dawn Mellion Patin or Zanetta Augustine at 225-771-2242.
ONLINE: http://www.suagcenter.com

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