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School is out and there are so many wonderful things to do. So, let’s make it fun.
Is it hard for kids to remain healthy during a time of social distancing?
When you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses and pay all your creditors, you face some difficult financial decisions.
Walking & bicycling are critical modes of transportation that deserve more attention. They're resilient transportation modes healthy for mind, body, & planet.
Figs are one of the most popular fruits grown in the South. They are a good source of dietary fiber, natural sugars, iron, calcium, and potassium.
A brief guide on how and when to grow vegetables for small scale gardeners.
Hang your next load of clean shirts, dresses or pants on hangers outside and let them dry in the warm spring sunshine and breeze. It will be good exercise.
Soy is a plant-based complete protein, containing all nine amino acids that does not come from an animal. Learn more about the health benefits of soy.
People who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
Nutrition lessons taught at the outdoor kitchen in New Orleans City Park's Botanical Gardens for Family Medicine Residents at East Jefferson General Hospital.
(04/30/20) Two LSU AgCenter experts offered advice for those looking to stretch their dollars amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic
Volunteers are integral in the operation of school clubs, project clubs, contests, and events.
Details on the updated Ascension 4-H Home Vegetable Garden Contest.
Information on the upcoming Ascension Master Gardener class.
Ascension 4-H Clover Column with news and updates for March 2020!
Updates and information on the Ascension 4-H program!
The library series is organized by the Ascension Parish Master Gardener Association with cooperation from Ascension Parish Libraries.
Healthy Communities Bike Safety Partnership: Let's Ride in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Youth are learning biking skills to ride safely in their neighborhoods.
Physical activity using the Smoothie blender bike teaches youth to stay active while eating healthy.
Traditional meal times have changed to eating snacks or smaller meals throughout the day. Learn how to schedule healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.
Learn about the health benefits of watermelon, including the essential vitamins and nutrients it contains. Bonus: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe.
Details on the 2019 Home Vegetable Garden Contest to be held in Ascension Parish.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with healthy tips and recommendations including food safety, videos and blog resources.
Washing our hands should be our first step every time we enter into the kitchen! Hand washing will fight against germs and foodborne illnesses.
Popcorn makes a great healthy snack!
A healthy weight management program that that educates you on tools to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
Seniors in Jefferson Parish enjoy the Healthy eating series presented by Karen Marie the Salubrious RD. They have made positive dietary and exercise changes.
Virginia buttonweed, torpedograss, dallisgrass, dollarweed, common bermudagrass, dichondra (ponyfoot), purple and yellow nutsedge, green kyllinga, and more.
This is the quarterly newsletter for consumer horticulture in Ascension Parish.
Using the Snap Ed banner theme: Active Life Healthy Life to spread the word about being active
Ascension Parish 4-H Foundation fundraiser.
Procedures for sending your child off the summer camp.
Ascension 4-H Demo Day is slated for April 13th, 2017 in the Lamar Dixon Vendor Rooms. Registration is 8:30-9am with contests beginning at 9:00am.
Join the fun with 4-H LSU tailgate party and football game!!
"Learn by doing" is the 4-H club slogan. 4-H members don't just read about things; they do them.
Exciting opportunity to go cheer on our LSU Fighting Tigers on October 24th. Tickets are now available! Geaux Tigers!!!
1st Annual Horse Show. Please contact the 4-H Office for more information or to receive an entry form 225-621-5799 .
Come show off your pet. A fun activity open to all 4-H’ers (4th through 12th grades) who have a pet.
Performances, community and donations.
Controlling Fall armyworms in your lawn.
Through the efforts of the LSU AgCenter, Ascension Master Gardeners, and Ascension Parish Government, several raised bed gardens were built at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
The Ascension Parish 4-H program promotes health-related educational issues including food and nutrition. Through cookery contests, camps and other educational activities the Ascension 4-H program promotes healthy living among children of all ages.
The AJLA is for 4-H members, parents and volunteers interested in livestock. They help run the Ascension Parish 4-H Livestock Show and other functions throughout the year.
The Ascension Parish Outdoor Skills and Shooting Sports club meets throughout the year to work on marksmanship, wildlife, hunting and conservation projects.
The 4-H Junior Leader Club is for 4-H members in grades 7-12 who wish to participate in leadership and community services opportunities. Each year qualifying Junior Leaders are awarded with a fun, educataional trip at the end of the year.
Ascension 4-H'ers have the opportunity to attend a variety of camps starting in the 4th grade through their senior year in high school. Read about the different camps offered here.
Information about school 4-H clubs. These clubs meet monthly for educational programs, projects and fun.
Information and resource links for club leaders to helpful publications on planning club meetings, making meetings exciting, planning a 4-H program, giving demonstrations and leader guides.
Ascension Parish 4-H'er, Shawn Fox, has been selected as a 2012 National 4-H conference delegate. He was selected during an interview process at 4-H University in Baton Rouge, LA., held in June 2011.
Twenty-four Ascension Parish 4-H’ers attend Cirque de 4-H….A Big Top of Leadership during the 2011 4-H University.
The winners of the 2011 Ascension 4-H Youth and Adult Garden Contest along with contest awards sponsors and master gardeners who judged this contest.
This new LSU AgCenter program will allow farmers, commercial fishermen, and other agricultural enterprises in the food supply chain to direct market their commodities/products to consumers and/or other retail outlets (restaurants, grocery stores, retail outlets, farmers markets, etc.) across the state and nation.