Thursday, February 2

Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives set to host Community & School Based Gardening Workshop

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Baton Rouge, La. – The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives (SCRI) - a satellite campus of the Southern University Ag Center – will host a Community and School Based Gardening Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the SCRI, 1209 Diesi Street, in Opelousas, La.

School and community garden coordinators, small and large farmers and backyard gardeners are invited to attend the workshop, which is free and open to the public.

The workshop will focus on the topics of:
  • Soil Preparation tips
  • Greenhouse maintenance
  • The benefits of hoop houses and raised beds

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that include:
  • Seedling Preparation
  • Transplanting Seedlings

     “This workshop will teach school and community garden organizers how to grow vegetables from the seed to a seedling,” said Mila Berhane, Senior Research Associate at the SU Ag Center. “We will also provide attendees with seedlings that they can use to prepare for their spring garden.”

For more information or to register, contact Kayla Fontenot via phone at 337-943-2410 or email her at


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