|About the Parish|
|Agriculture & Horticulture|
|Family & Consumer Sciences|
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
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As summer heat creeps in, lawns are growing vigorously. The volume of calls I’m getting about lawns is growing too. Now is a time we pay them attention.
An annual bluegrass called Poa annua consists of small tufts of grass that do not spread by runners but by seed.
Our local programs include school gardens, booths at fairs and farmers markets, beautification projects, and maintaining a demonstration garden.
We often need to plan ahead; sometimes way ahead.
It’s said that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; but the second-best time is now. Fall and winter are good seasons for planting trees.
St. James Parish 4-H Jr. Leaders Fund Raising products will come from the: Pointe Coupee Pecan Company which has been in business since 1990.
Come run, walk, or Toddler Wobble to support the St. James Parish 4-H program. Activities begin at 4:00pm and the race begins at 5 p.m.
Through 4-H, your child will explore leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and community service.
There are hundreds or more plants available to us that will attract hummingbirds.
(05/19/21) The Cajun “holy trinity” is at the heart of Louisiana cuisine. Onions, celery and green bell peppers create the base.
I’ve never been to an airshow but I’ve been lucky to see some incredible aeronautic stunts in my backyard lately.
Since Camp Grant Walker is still being renovated due to the previous hurricane damage we will not be able to have our traditional summer camp this summer.
March 15th is a traditional planting date in the River Parishes. An early start may amount to bragging rights for the first tomato among friends.
So what’s a pesticide anyway? Well, it’s something we apply to kill (or sometimes repel) a pest.
Though Pappy had a special magic, I now know it’s not that hard to grow potatoes.
Only parents and exhibitors will be allowed to attend the parish show. Masks will be required by All attendees.
So I’ll surprise y’all this month with something not horticulture but poultry science – backyard chickens.Lots of people bought them this past spring.
Elections and hurricanes and COVID – oh my! My family and I just took a much-needed vacation to Tennessee, largely to relieve stress and stare at fall foliage
The contest will be Tuesday, November 24th at the St. James 4-H office. Dishes are to be dropped of from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.. The Cookery Categories include Egg,
We can start planning (and planting) for fall. Soil preparation is the first thing you need to do.
It is time once again for our pecan fundraiser and just in time for the holidays.
2020 - 2021 Enrollment Cards for St. James Parish 4-H.
St. James Parish Strawberry Plant Sale 2020 fundraider for 4-H
Creole tomato is a ripe red tomato grown in Louisiana,
Mother and son preparing omelet to put on top of their cauliflower waffle.
Keeping your spinach from getting brown or wilted.
Using all parts of the vegetables purchased.
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.
Finding different ways to prepare fresh vegetables purchased from local supermarket or farmers market without wasting.
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.
Preparing fresh vegetables by roasting in a pan.
Cooking all the food you purchase at the grocery store.
Tomatoes are good for the heart and 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.
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.
Eating vegetables to make meal brighter.
Celebrate national nutrition month to learn more about the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Dining with Diabetes, Nutrition events, Lunch and Learn "Clean Eating" and more.
Healthy Communities Bike Safety Partnership: Let's Ride in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Youth are learning biking skills to ride safely in their neighborhoods.
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.
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.
Health benefits of blueberries along with a tasty blueberry muffin recipe.
Cooking a delicious recipe.
Lack of vitamin D supplements.
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.
Cooking, eating and being active with kids
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe to enjoy on a summer salad is explained in a simple video from the LSU AgCenter.
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 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.
The benefits of Kale is that it is loaded with lots of compounds that have powerful medicinal properties.
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
We should consume foods in the dairy group.
Informational news article about satsumas and the Leaf-footed bug.
Information about fertilization of warm-season lawns in the fall.
Information about common insects found around the home in the month of December
Newly Developed Landscape Plants Available to Louisiana Homeowners
Christmas is around the corner and always an exciting time for children and parents to go out and choose their Christmas tree. The attached file will give you some information on these varieties: Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir (White Fir), Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Leyland Cypress, Arizona Cypress, Virginia Pine, and Scotch Pine. Also included is information about how to select and care for the trees.
A series of information on ways to celebrate National 4-H Week in October.
Nutritional content of cherries, how to freeze cherries and a chicken cherry recipe.