Wednesday, May 13

SU Ag Center Collaborates on St. Helena Sheriff’s Office Garden Beautification Project

Front to Back: Ahmad R. Robertson, William LLOYD, Sam Banks, TriDarion Dehon, Jermil Myles, Scott Galmon, Jerqualin Singleton, Regina Hughes, Lameisha Pikes, Savannah Fisher, and Debra Dyson
Baton Rouge, La - On May 7, 2015, St. Helena Sheriffs received plants and materials from Bracy’s Nursery and Hammond Research Station to landscape their flower garden. Ahmad R. Robertson, Louisiana Master Gardner’s Frances Davidson, Betty Curry, and Ollie Fultz, St. Helena College & Career Horticulture Academy Mr. Terry Guy S.H.C.H. Ag Teacher, and St. Helena Parish Trustees architected a beautiful flower and herb garden. The team planted annuals, and perennials, herbs, roselle hibiscus and Louisiana Super Plants for beautification.

The students and trustees learned about planning, preparing soil, spacing, depth, and mulching.  The St. Helena Sheriff’s Office and staff will enjoy the colorful landscape created by the SU and LSU Ag Centers.  

“Increasing the understanding of agriculture is essential to today’s students so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. The community surrounding your school deserves a beautiful and safe environment, and beautification projects may help encourage students and parents alike to participate actively in your school's social and academic life,” said Robertson.
The landscape beautification project is just another example of how closely the local government and local schools work together to create an aesthetically pleasing entry feature the community can be proud of, and a sense of pride and unity amongst local citizens. This project was led by Ahmad R. Robertson Agriculture & Natural Resource Agent St. Helena & Tangipahoa Parish and Sheriff Nathaniel Williams.

For more information, contact the St. Helena or Tangipahoa Extension Service at 305 E Oak St., Amite, call (985) 748-5462, (225) 222-4136, or email or 


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