Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Ag Center will host its Fall Garden Workshop on November 26 at the M. A. Edmond Livestock Arena’s Multipurpose Building, 14600 Scenic Hwy., in Baton Rouge from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The free workshop will provide backyard gardeners, teachers, community garden coordinators and anyone interested in gardening with information and hands-on demonstrations on how to prepare your garden for the Fall season.
Topics covered during the workshop will include:
· Canning and Preserving Vegetables
· Eating from your Garden
· Cottage Food Laws and Regulations
· Vegetable Grafting and Hydroponics
“The workshop provides something for everyone,” said Zanetta Augustine, Assistant Agricultural Specialist at the SU Ag Center and the workshop’s organizer. “If you already have a garden, you will learn how to stretch your production. If you are just beginning, this workshop will teach you how to get started,” she added.
“Autumn’s cool temperatures create the perfect growing environment for cold-season crops; such as lettuce, kale, and spinach. The Southern University Ag Center is inviting the Baton Rouge community to our Fall Garden Workshop and learn how to prepare a Fall garden,” expressed Augustine.
The Southern University Ag Center, its Wisteria Alliance Program and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program are co-sponsoring this event.