Lafourche Parish Garden Contest

Donna Naquin  |  8/23/2012 7:49:07 PM

2013 Lafourche Parish Garden Contest

2013 Lafourche Parish Garden Contest

The 2013 4-H Garden Contest was recently held and according to Donna Ayo, Lafourche Parish 4-H agent, "4-H'ers interested in participating needed to: select a site for their garden, make a plan on what crop they would grow, plant their garden, keep records and take pictures of their gardens' progress."

Ayo added, "Every garden was judged by a team of judges who traveled to each contestants home to view and evaluate what the 4-H'er had grown. The participants were also interviewed by the judges to determine their understanding of how to garden."

Criteria used by the judges included:

  1. Variety of vegetables (Example: tomatoes, beans, squash, and some type of root vegetables) .
  2. State of cultivation.
  3. Free from insects and diseases.
  4. Quality of vegetables.
  5. Interview with judge.
  6. Garden record, pictures and 4-H garden story.

Winners are as follows:

Elementary Division Winners
First Place
Sarah Catherine Bernard, St. Genevieve
Second Place
Addison Duet, Golden Meadow Upper

Middle School Division Winners
First Place
Abby Dupierre, Holy Rosary
Second Place
Sarah Oubre, Sixth Ward Middle

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