|Park Ridge Magnet Academic School students till soil during a visit to the SU Ag Center's Sustainable Urban Agriculture Demonstration Farm on April 25, 2016.|
|Students smell the herbs grown in the SU Ag Center's Urban Farm.|
Baton Rouge, LA – Sixty students in kindergarten – 2nd grade from Park Ridge Academic Magnet School visited the Southern University Ag Center's Sustainable Urban Agriculture Demonstration Farm on April 25.
The students toured the Center's greenhouse, learned about milkweed plants (which feed the caterpillar’s that become monarch butterflies) and how to make compost.
They were also able to participate in hands-on activities such as tilling the soil in a raised bed, planting seeds, watering plants, smelling the fresh herbs grown in the garden and petting baby chicks.
The farm, known as the “show and tell garden,” is available for tours throughout the year. To schedule a tour, contact Dr. Dawn Mellion-Patin or Zanetta Augustine at 225-771-2242.