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:
Winners are as follows:
Elementary Division Winners
Sarah Catherine Bernard, St. Genevieve
Addison Duet, Golden Meadow Upper
Middle School Division Winners
Abby Dupierre, Holy Rosary
Sarah Oubre, Sixth Ward Middle
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