Monday, April 16

SU Land-Grant Campus to host Spring Flower and Garden Conference

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Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Land-Grant Campus’ Wisteria Alliance Program - in partnership with the “Flower Lovers’ Garden Guild” and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program - will host the 2nd Annual Spring Flower and Garden Conference on April 25 at the SU Ag Center, 181 B. A. Little Dr., in Baton Rouge.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the conference opening at 9 a.m.

The conference, which is free, will include several information sessions, demonstrations and tours.

Karen “Mimo” Davis, the founder of Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers, will service as the guest speaker for the conference.

Davis has 24 years of experience in growing specialty cut flowers. Prior to founding Urban Buds, Davis operated Wild Thang Farms in Ashland, Mo. When Davis operated the farm it was considered the largest cut flower farm in the state.

Davis earned a Master’s Degree in Horticulture from North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C. She is also a graduate of the SU Land-Grant Campus' Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute.

Urban Buds is an urban specialty cut flower farm located in the Dutchtown neighborhood of St. Louis, Mo. The farm grows more than 70 different types of flowers and specializes in flowers that are “locally grown, not flown.”

The farm focuses on environmental sustainability by using Integrated Pest Management techniques, cover crops, compost, minimal tillage, and drip irrigation.

This conference is the ideal event for gardens, flower lovers and urban agriculturalists.

To register or for additional information, visit, call 225-771-2242 or email;; or


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