Home vegetable, landscape field day set for June 11 in Baton Rouge

Johnny Morgan  |  3/2/2016 4:56:41 AM

News Release Distributed 05/24/10

The LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Home and Landscape Resource Center (LaHouse) will hold a sustainable vegetable and landscape field day Friday, June 11, in Baton Rouge.

Margaret Pierce, LaHouse coordinator, said the field day will provide a morning of information on sustainable home vegetable gardening and ornamental landscaping.

The field day will be an opportunity to learn about improved yields while being a good steward of the environment, she said.

“LSU AgCenter horticulture specialists will be on hand, conducting tours of the vegetable gardens and the landscape features of LaHouse,” Pierce said. “It also will be a chance to ask experts questions on issues you’re facing in your lawn and garden.”

Tours and discussions will be held in 30-minute sessions from 9 a.m. through noon.

A 30-minute session on sustainable home vegetable gardening will be presented by Kathryn “Kiki” Fontenot, Carl Motsenbocker, Stephen Crnko and Natalie Levy. It will be conducted at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

A session on environmentally friendly landscaping will be presented by Dan Gill and Brian LeBlanc at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

LaHouse is located at 2858 Gourrier Avenue off Nicholson Drive across from the new Alex Box baseball stadium on the LSU campus.

For additional information, contact Pierce at 225-578-7913.

Johnny Morgan

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