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The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
In this issue: Kids' Corner, National Childhood Obesity Month, Kid-Friendly English Muffin Pizza, A Facelift for Facen Park, and October Calendar
All sales benefit St. Helena 4-H. Orders due November 10, 2023.
This two-day camp is full of a variety of challenges from Ziplining to Kayaking to Decoding Riddles!
The sale of sweet potatoes is an annual event benefitting the 4-H program in St. Helena Parish. Read on for more information.
The recent artic blast was hard on citrus trees. Here is what you should do now.
A newsletter for horticulturists. Numbers on the fertilizer bag, Serena Angelonia, and watering plants.
Controling rodents around your home and brassica pests.
The new location has more space for customers and vendors.
New fitness signs were installed along the trail at 5th Ward Park.
Youth Coaltion Meeting.
Brassicas are easy to grow but are susceptible to some insect pests.
Shallots are easy to grow and taste wonderful in holiday dishes. Plant them soon if you want a crop by Thanksgiving.
Blossom end rot and buckeye rot are common problems with tomatoes.
Have horse flies been driving you nuts? Using repellants will give you some relief.
A newsletter for horticulturists. Growing beans in the fall, chamberbitter control, utilizing a rain gauge, and controlling cool season weeds.
The Florida Parishes produce an abundance of spring wildflowers.
Have you noticed toothpick like growths sticking out of your tree?
A newsletter for horticulturists. Industrial hemp and pruning azaleas.
Banana shrubs have a lovely fragrance but tend to look shabby in the spring.
Cucuzza is a unique gourd to add to your vegetable garden. They are edible and are popular in Italian cooking.
A newsletter for horticulturists. Planting for fall color, green onions, and buttonbush.
November through February is the best time to plant trees. Planting now will deliver spectacular fall color next year.
Finding plants that provide color in shady areas can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are some lovely options.
A newsletter for horticulturists. Fig problems, starting seeds, and ornamental peppers.
Spiny pigweed is one of the worst weeds home gardeners deal with.
A newsletter for horticulturists. Cool spring delays plant growth, blossom end rot, and fertilizing lawns.
Black flies, or buffalo gnats, are a major nusiance in the Feliciana parishes in spring.
Deer can be a nuisance to gardeners in certain parts of Louisiana. Here are some practical tips to help you lessen deer damage in your landscape.
A newsletter for horticulturists.Plant sweet peas now, cool season vegetable issues, mulch, and houseplants.
A newsletter for horticulturists. Plan fall gardens now, planting trees and shrubs, Camelot Foxglove
The orange dog caterpillar may look ugly now, but in a few short weeks it will turn into a beautiful butterfly.
Start planning for fall vegetable and flower gardens now and you will save time and money when its time to buy plants.
Following good cultural practices and scouting for insects and disease will allow homeowners to enjoy pecans year after year.
Mayhaw trees are native to Louisiana and do well in this area.
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.
Grains are one of USDA’s Myplate food groups. According to the American Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should make ½ our grains whole grains.
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.
Walking is one of the most available tools for navigating our physical, emotional, and communal health.
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
Handwashing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection. Follow these five steps for handwashing.
Celebrate national nutrition month to learn more about the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Healthy Communities Bike Safety Partnership: Let's Ride in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Youth are learning biking skills to ride safely in their neighborhoods.
Find out more information about Fitbit, MyFitnessPal and Strava.
These tips help to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.
National Diabetes Awareness Month! Know the risks, healthy ways to eat, the Idaho diet, and Dining with Diabetes educational series.
Healthy Halloween Tips from the LSU AgCenter.
Physical activity using the Smoothie blender bike teaches youth to stay active while eating healthy.
Health benefits of blueberries along with a tasty blueberry muffin recipe.
Health benefits of consuming catfish
Nutrition information that highlights Dairy and June is Dairy month with this video.
Learn about the health benefits of watermelon, including the essential vitamins and nutrients it contains. Bonus: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe.
As we enter into hurricane season, this news article lists helpful LSU AgCenter fact sheets and publications.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe to enjoy on a summer salad is explained in a simple video from the LSU AgCenter.
Community leaders attended a meeting to identify and address local health and nutrition concerns in Franklinton, LA.
Choose MyPlate and make 1/2 your plates fruits & vegetables, choose whole grains, lean meats & beans & low fat dairy for healthy meals.
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!
Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
10 Tips sheets were included in the food boxes at the local Community Center
Learn tips on how to start and continue healthy lifestyle goals.
Learn how water helps your body and tips on how to incorporate water throughout the day.
This recipe is very nutritious and delicious and helps with prevention of diseases.
This classic chickpea dip is easy to make and a versatile dish.
Get your kids to eat eggplant by trying this Eggplant Parmesan Sticks recipe.
Meals can taste great without the added sugars, salts, fats, and calories.
Seniors in Jefferson Parish enjoy the Healthy eating series presented by Karen Marie the Salubrious RD. They have made positive dietary and exercise changes.
Using the Snap Ed banner theme: Active Life Healthy Life to spread the word about being active
4-H'ers participated in Challenge Camp at Tickfaw State Park.
A tour of farming operations held in St. Helena Parish to educate the public both youth and adults.
To encourage adults to volunteer their time in helping the parish 4-H program.
To encourage the youth of the parish to join the 4-H program.
Provides list of members and links to meeting minutes for the St. Helena Parish Advisory Leadership Council.
Youth received the basics in cooking at a cooking camp held July 26-28, 2011.
A group of students enrolled in Southern University's Youth Educational Support program recently visited the LIGO facility in Livingston Parish.
This publication is the official report of current news and events of the St. Helena Forestry Association and its related industry.
St. Helena Parish 4th graders delivered food and cheer to those in need during the 2010 holidays as a Service Learning project.
Youth at St. Helena Central Elementary School in Greensburg, Louisiana, participated in Science Day experiments during 2010 National 4-H Week.
Volunteers working with St. Helena 4-H youths attended leader training in Gonzales, Louisiana. They learned how to build a better 4-H program in the parish.
4-H'ers in St. Helena Parish enjoy a variety of programs throughout the year including: 4-H club meetings, cloverbuds, Character Critters, Reading to the HEART, outdoor skills, livestock and horse shows, gardening projects, 4-H Day at the Capitol, 4-H University, Youth Wetlands Week, fundraisers, Ag Awareness, and Achievement Day.