The 2011 Lafourche 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.
Eementary Division Winners
Sarah Oubre, Bayou Boeuf
Caroline Guillot, Thibodaux Elementary
Middle School Division Winners
Mallory Jennings, East Thibodaux
Abby Dupierre, Holy Rosary
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture