Friday, July 15

SU Ag Center films educational fig growing video on LPB

Pictured from left, SU Ag Center Extension Associate Stephanie Elwood and Briana Brumfield are filmed during the recording of an LPB educational video on planting figs.

Baton Rouge, LA – Southern University Ag Center Extension Associate Stephanie Elwood and area youth recently filmed an educational video on growing figs.

The video, which was filmed at the LSU Burden Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., will be produced by the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Network (LPB) as part of the Center’s, “Eradicating Food Deserts Through the Development of School Gardens,” program.

This program was developed by the Center in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designating East Baton Rouge as a food desert. These areas are described as communities with limited access to fresh produce.

The program is funded by a USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Capacity Building Grant.

The completed video will be available in the coming weeks.

For information about the SU Ag Center’s Community and School Garden Program, contact Dr. Tiffany Franklin, Project Director or Stephanie Elwood, Extension Associate-Community Gardens at 225-771-2242.


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