Johnny Morgan | 9/8/2016 3:09:32 PM
(09/08/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter and the Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardener Association will present a daylong Pollination Celebration for all ages at the Hammond Research Station on Sept. 24.
The gates will open at 8:15 a.m., and the event, which will feature kids activities, speakers and make- and-take projects, will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., according to LSU AgCenter agent Whitney Wallace from Tangipahoa Parish.
The day will include activities for adults and children throughout the research station gardens.
Some of the topics will include:
– Effects of pesticides on pollinators.
– Important food sources for moths and butterflies.
– Backyard beekeeping.
– Why vegetable gardens need pollinators.
– History of the Hammond Research Station and how pollinator-friendly plants are being incorporated into the grounds.
– Guided pollinator plant tour of station.
The event will feature a vendors market with plants and handcrafted items for sale. Food and drink will be available for sale, Wallace said.
Admission to the event is $10, which includes parking.
The station is located approximately 6 miles east of Hammond at 21549 Old Covington Highway (La. 1067).
For more information, contact Wallace at 985-748-9381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture