LSU – School of Plant Environment and Soil Science, Baton Rouge, LA., 01/2006 to 07/2009Graduate Assistant
Granting Agency: Blue Cross Blue Shield of LouisianaResearch Initiative: Develop training and activities for home gardeners, school gardens and community gardens in LouisianaFunds Requested: $50,000Length of Project: 1 yearInvestigators: Kathryn Fontenot, Jeff Kuehny
Granting Agency: LSU AgCenter Innovation Grant FundsResearch Initiative: Develop training and activities for horticulture and 4H agents who work with school gardensFunds Requested: $5,000Length of Project: 1 yearInvestigators: Kathryn Fontenot
Granting Agency: Irene and C.B. Pennington FoundationResearch Initiative: Developing a model school garden for the LSU AgCenter.Funds Requested: $33,259Length of Project: 1 yearInvestigators: Kathryn Fontenot and Jeff Kuehny
Sustainable Vegetable and Fruit Production
Granting Agency: United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop GrantResearch Initiative: Grow variety trials of strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes and peppers for collecting research data on varieties that do well in Louisiana, monitor insect and disease damage, and yield data. Funds Requested: $124,622Length of Project: 3 yearsInvestigators: Kathryn Fontenot (P.I.), Jeff Kuehny, Carl Motsenbocker, Charles Johnson, Roger Hinson, Alan Morgan, Dennis Ring, Don Ferrin
Granting Agency: EPAResearch Initiative: Teaching educators how to connect the garden to the classroom.Funds Requested: $58,000Length of Project: 1 yearInvestigators: Kathryn Fontenot
Fontenot, Kathryn. 2009. The feasibility of using select landscape species for phytoremediation of cumene and 4-cumylphenol contaminated groundwater. A Dissertation. Louisiana State University. pp 1-241.
Karsh, Kathryn. 2005. Integrating Horticulture Biology and Coastal Environmental Issues into the Middle School Science Curriculum. A Thesis. Louisiana State University. pp 1-218.
Karsh, K., E. Bush, P. Blanchard, and J. Hinson. Integrating horticulture biology and environmental coastal issues into the middle school science curriculum. Hort Technology 2009 19:813-817.
Bush, Edward, Allen Owings and Kathryn Fontenot. 2008. Amending Recycled Hardwood Waste Products for Production of Acid Loving Nursery Plants. HortScience 43(3):611-612.
Beasley, J., G. Munshaw, R. Strahan and K. Fontenot. Influence of sand topdressing on thatch decomposition of two bermudagrass species. International Turfgrass Soc. Research J. 2013 12:1-8.
Karsh, K., E.W. Bush, D. Lindstedt, and P. Blanchard. 2004. Integrating horticulture into middle school science curriculums to satisfy educational standards. HortScience 39: 810.
Karsh, K. L. And E. W. Bush. 2005. Horticulture in a can. HortScience. 40:870.
Bush, Edward, Jeffrey Beasley, Kathryn Fontenot, Allen Owings. 2009. Phytoremediation of New Orleans Soils Using Urban Horticulture Plants. Hort Science. p. 2259.
Fontenot, K., E. Bush, R. Portier, and C. Johnson. 2008. Determining the effects of contaminated water on germination of radicle length of three species. 43(3):1269.
Karsh, K., and E.W. Bush. 2005. Horticulture in a can. HortScience 40: 870.
Karsh, Kathryn. 2004. Integrating horticulture into middle school science curriculums to satisfy educational standards. ASHS Hort Educator Interviews. Bush, E. W., J. S. Beasley, K. Fontenot, and A. Owings. 2009. Phytoremediation of New Orleans soils using urban horticulture plants. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 44:1045.
Fontenot, K. E. Bush, P. Wilson, R. Portier, and M. Walsh. 2010. The feasibility of using six landscape species for the phytoremediation of cumene and 4-cumylphenol. HortScience 45:S158.
Gillett, C., E. Bush, K. Fontenot, M. Walsh and P. Blanchard. 2012. Creating a Horticultural Curriculum Addressing Environmental Concerns. HortSci. 47:S175.
Afton, W. K. Fontenot, C. Motsenbocker, J. Kuehny. 2012. Lettuce Yields and Metabolites Found in 45 Cultivars grown Under Best Management Practices. ASHS Annual Meeting Abstracts 2012.
Fontenot, Kathryn. Preaching Local Food Production to Homeowners. ASHS Annual Meeting Abstracts 2012.Fontenot, Kathryn. Impacts and Lessons Learned from the Growing a Garden 101 School Garden Project. ASHS Annual Meeting Abstracts 2012.Fontenot, K. 2013. Using Electronic Newsletters to Communicate with the School Garden Community. Amer. Soc. Hort Sci. in prep.
Trade Articles and Reports
Karsh, K., E. Bush, P. Blanchard, and J. Hinson. Horticulture in a can: improving student grades and attitudes toward the environment. Louisiana Agriculture, Spring 2005 48:29
Fontenot, K., D. Gill, and J. Boudreaux. "Steps to growing a successful school garden (approved orders only)". 2010, Publication No. 3145
Fontenot, K. “A guide to growing a school butterfly garden”. 2012, Publication No. 3236
Fontenot, K. T. Koske, A. Morgan, D. Ferrin. Beans. 2012. Publication No. 2309.
Fontenot, K. and T. Koske “Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide”.2012. Publication No. 1980
Fontenot, Kathryn "Tis the Season for Giving from the Garden" Fontenot, Kathryn “2010 Pumpkin Variety Evaluation” Fontenot, Kathryn “Container-grown Tomatoes” Fontenot, Kathryn and Thomas Koske “Falling Leaves – Pretty but Dangerous to Waterways”
Fontenot, Kathryn “How to Properly Prune Your Tomatoes” Fontenot, Kathryn “Grants fund school gardens” Fontenot, Kathryn “Results of the 2012 Watermelon Variety Demonstration Plot”
Fontenot, Kathryn “Spring vegetable gardeners will soon have produce to harvest” Fontenot, Kathryn “Spring is great time to start garden”
Fontenot, Kathryn, Charles Johnson. “2012 Heirloom Tomato Trial Results”
Fontenot, Kathryn “Schools incorporate gardens into curriculum” Fontenot, Kathryn “Backpack Activities at Model School/Children’s Garden at Burden Center” Fontenot, Kathryn “How to Take a Self-Guided Tour of the Model School/Children's Garden at Burden Center” Fontenot, Kathryn “What is the Model School/Children's Garden?” Fontenot, Kathryn “School Garden Curriculum Resources” Fontenot, Kathryn “School Garden Events”Fontenot, Kathryn “Tree Vests” Fontenot, Kathryn, A. Mullens, E. Neustrome, B. Fletcher. “School Gardens” South Eastern U.S. 2012 Vegetable Crop Handbook – K. Fontenot, Contributor
South Eastern U.S. 2013 Vegetable Crop Handbook – K. Fontenot, Contributor
Fontenot, Kathryn. Sensing Herbs. Louisiana Gardener June 2012.
Fontenot, Kathryn. Squash Galore. Louisiana Gardener February 2013.
Fontenot, Kathryn. Beauty is in the Eye of the Vegetable Grower. Mississippi Gardener June 2013.
Fontenot, Kathryn. Louisiana Planting Guide. Louisiana Gardener February 2013.
Fontenot, Kathryn. South Region Report. Louisiana Gardener September 2013.
Fontenot, Kathryn. South Region Report. Louisiana Gardener October 2013.
Fontenot, Kathryn. South Region Report. Louisiana Gardener November-December 2013.