Wednesday, June 3

SU Ag Center Staff Present a Session to Master Gardener Association

Berhane presents on edible landscapes

Elwood presents on community, school and backyard gardening
Baton Rouge, La. – Employees of the Southern University Ag Center made a PowerPoint presentation during the East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association meeting at the Burden Conference Center on June 2, 2015. Mila Berhane, Senior Research Associate and Stephanie Elwood, Assist Extension Specialist, shared information on edible landscapes and community gardens in the Baton Rouge area. The gardening program at the SU Ag Center assists with establishing gardens in communities, schools, and backyards. Edible plants discussed at the meeting included herbs, vegetables, some tropical crops like Roselle Hibiscus and a few trees. These can serve as ornamentals for beautifying the landscape while providing food.

The Master Gardener Program enables volunteers interested in horticulture to be trained in basic horticultural topics by Extension Service personnel and then answer questions about gardening problems and promote horticultural understanding in the community. Louisiana Master Gardeners include EBR volunteers who have a desire to learn and a willingness to help others in the community.

For further detail or help setting up a garden, contact Stephanie Elwood or Mila Berhane at (225) 771-2242.


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