Ag Center set to host its Annual Spring Garden Workshop on April 24

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Baton Rouge, La. (SARE) – The Southern University Ag Center’s Wisteria Alliance Program – in partnership with the Flower Lovers’ Garden Guild and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program – will host the 3rd Annual Spring Garden Workshop on April 24 at the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena, 14600 Scenic Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70807.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the conference opening at 9 a.m.                        

The free workshop will include interactive sessions and demonstrations on:

  • Cut Flower Production
  • Hibiscus Production
  • Creating an Edible Landscape
  • House Plant Health
  • Constructing a Raised Bed
  • Rain Barrel Construction
  • Urban Chicken Breeds
  • Food Safety Tips

This conference is the ideal event for gardens, flower lovers and urban agriculturalists.

The Wisteria Alliance Program prepares women to own and operate their own farms and other agricultural based businesses. It began in 2012 as a pilot program aimed at providing practical, hands-on training for women who live on farms, and those whose interest lie in starting a farm, and/or urban or community garden.

The Flower Lovers’ Garden Guild begin on November 20, 1953 with a group of women gathering to organize a club that would enable them to learn more about flowers, to exchange ideas about their culture and to fellowship. In March 1954, the women decided to call the club the “Town and Country Garden Club.” In October 1956, the name of the club was changed to the “Flower Lovers’ Garden Guild.” Its focus is the beautification of the community and homes with flowers and plants.

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