Pollination Celebration event set for Sept. 15 in Hammond

Johnny Morgan  |  8/22/2018 6:55:06 PM

(08/22/18) HAMMOND, La. — The LSU AgCenter and the Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardener Association will present a daylong Pollination Celebration for all ages at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station on Sept. 15.

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., said Whitney Wallace, LSU AgCenter agent in Tangipahoa Parish.

The day will include activities for adults and children throughout the research station gardens.

Some of the topics will include:

— Attracting bees and beneficial insects to your fruit and vegetable garden.

— Creating moonlight gardens.

— Backyard beekeeping.

— Safer pest control for your garden and yard.

— Planting natives to attract pollinators.

“Come see live honeybee hives, taste honey, learn about pollination, watch hummingbirds get banded, plant a garden, make a hummer feeder, walk through a live butterfly exhibit, learn to photograph nature and much more,” Wallace said.

The event will feature a vendors market with plants and handcrafted items for sale. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Admission to the event is $5 per vehicle, 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 wwallace@agcenter.lsu.edu

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