LSU AgCenter Publishes 2008 ‘Get It Growing’ Calendar

Elma Sue Mccallum, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  9/29/2007 12:39:39 AM

2008 AgCenter Get It Growing Calendar cover. (Photo by Glenda Balliviero)

Tulip in the 2008 Get It Growing Calendar. (Photo by Curtis Hilbun)

Photo By: Curtis Hilbun

Foxglove in the 2008 Get It Growing Calendar. (Photo by Brian Naquin)

News Release Distributed 09/27/07

The LSU AgCenter continues to encourage Louisiana gardeners and others to “Get It Growing” in 2008 with the publication of this year’s edition of its popular calendar.

The Get It Growing 2008 Lawn & Garden Calendar, like the previous three annual versions, provides gardening enthusiasts with opportunities to learn more about their craft and to enjoy beautiful garden photos.

“Those who have enjoyed the Get It Growing calendar in previous years definitely will enjoy it again this year,” said Elma Sue McCallum of LSU AgCenter Communications, who serves as the calendar’s coordinator. “Once again, we have a high-quality product designed for people in Louisiana and produced by people in Louisiana.

“Not only can people make use of the gardening tips from our own gardening expert Dan Gill but they can also enjoy the beautiful photos in the calendar from gardeners and photographers from all over the state,” she said.

McCallum said the calendar is a great resource for anyone who enjoys gardening – or anyone who simply enjoys photos of attractive Louisiana garden scenes.

The full-color, 32-page calendar features a special section on herbs for Louisiana, gardening tips for each month of the year and photos of beautiful flowers, vegetables and plants.

The new set of gardening tips for 2008 and a special how-to section on preserving herbs from your garden come from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill, who is known across the region for his expertise on Louisiana gardening.

The 9-inch by 13.25-inch calendar is a little larger this year, but it still sells for $11.95. It is available for online orders at www.lsuagcenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar, or phone orders can be placed by calling (225) 578-4161. Sample photos and more information also are available through the Web site.

The calendar, which is designed as part of the LSU AgCenter’s popular Get It Growing educational campaign on home lawns and gardens, also is expected to be available through a variety of bookstores, garden centers and gift shops across the state this fall.

Proceeds from calendar sales help to support horticultural research and educational efforts of the LSU AgCenter, as well as scholarships for horticulture students. The endowment for the Get It Growing Horticulture Scholarship was established this year and supports an annual scholarship awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student enrolled in the horticulture curriculum at LSU.

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Contact: Elma Sue McCallum at (225) 578-2462 or emccallum@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer: Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or tmerrill@agcenter.lsu.edu

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