Learn easy instructions on collecting seeds that are true to type and benefits of a local seed library.
The LSU AgCenter, with sponsorship from St. John Farm Bureau and Tractor Supply Company, held our second annual home vegetable garden contest this spring.
A free monthly lecture series in conjunction with local libraries; the next ones are all about ornamentals. I’ll be speaking at the Edgard library and Garyville
Another red tree – deciduous holly / possumhaw / Ilex decidua recently. (Scientific names come in handy when we have so many common names.)
Some plants in our landscapes showed freeze damage immediately while other losses take a week or longer to show.
Thursday, October 27 the LSU AgCenter, with sponsorship from St. James Farm Bureau, is hosting a Wildlife Field Day.
Figs are easy to care for, mostly problem-free, and of course the fruit is delicious. Fruit is usually harvested from July into August.
We recognized Mr. Camille Perret of Edgard as our first place winner in the adult category. Emma, Luke, and Sophie Perret (yes, related) won our youth division.
Vegetable gardens are booming and I hope to see several in our garden contests. We’re fast approaching the peak of our summer harvest season for many veggies.
If weeds are taking over an area, it may be best to kill everything with glyphosate (Roundup, Kills All, other brands).
The Louisiana Farm to School Program will be presenting the MarketReady Core Producer Training.
Pre-emerge herbicides last fall were neglected (best applied September through November) and I’ve had quite a crop. Many of these weeds are annuals.
Our local programs include school gardens, booths at fairs and farmers markets, beautification projects, and maintaining a demonstration garden.
Small-seeded plants like tomato and bell pepper are best sown into potting soil and nurtured along until they are ready to transplant.
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.
Mosquitoes are known to spread malaria, Zika, and other illnesses to humans. They also spread fowl pox to chickens and equine
The traffic light eating plan makes it easier to choose healthy foods.
Pumpkins take three months to produce, give or take a few weeks. So early-to-mid July is time to start. Like watermelons, pumpkins are space hogs.
Time to have BBQ’s, swim parties, beach parties, graduation parties, and all sorts of parties. We need to be aware of foodborne illnesses.
Getting motivated and changing your life in 7 days can be a dream come true if you are willing to follow these simple and easy steps.
Andre' Brock of the LSU AgCenter will give tips on how to create a beautiful lawn.
How would you like to not have to worry about what to cook for dinner tonight or how many calories you are taking in or have used up?
Nutrition classes offered at Leroy D. Wallace Memorial Library, Reserve, Louisiana.
There are hundreds or more plants available to us that will attract hummingbirds. Plants with red, preferably tubular, flowers will attract hummingbirds.
Nutrition classes offered in June and July.
Simple Healing Foods
My Plate says that you need at least 3 ounces of whole grains every day. We eat whole grains to feel fuller faster and to be healthier.
10 ways to eliminate some of the sweet treats that we give to our children. These sweet treats come in many forms such as soda, sports drinks and energy drinks.
May is the month that we are made aware of Mental Health illnesses. Millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental health issues.
The students really enjoyed pedaling the smoothie bike and making smoothie from something that they grew in their garden. This was a great exciting experience.
Master Gardener volunteers Judy Hurry and Suzette Goodrow, along with Horticulture / County Agent André Brock have been meeting with kids weekly.
Emily C. Watkins Elementary School students pick items from their garden to make smoothies with the class.
Wow! Summer break is here.Finding a balance of watching TV and getting physical activity is important for children to be healthy.
Finding a balance of watching TV and getting physical activity is important for children to be healthy.Children are not getting the recommended levels.
Eating your daily fruits and vegetables can help you fight various diseases and give you a healthier and more productive lifestyle.
I’ve never been to an airshow but I’ve been lucky to see some incredible aeronautic stunts in my backyard lately.
West St. John High Community garden students getting ready to begin planting plants.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 is National Walking Day this year.Why not take advantage of that day by walking with a friend, co-worker, children or family member.
West St. John High School Students preparing their school and community garden beds for planting.
Mr. Lorenzo Edwards and Mrs. Rochelle Darville applied for the 2020-2021 LHCC (Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition) Mini-Grant in November 2020.
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.
National Nutrition Month, Nutrition Blog, Double corn bread recipe, and more.
Lots of people garden for various of reasons like growing our own food, getting exercise, looking at flowers, or just having a reason to go outside.
A social distance Walking for Benefits Club is being offered to the people of St. John the Baptist Parish.
I remember following my grandfather around his vegetable garden when I was young every chance I had. Pappy would let us dig around the plants with our hands.
This year let us try to get back on track and follow the directions of the Governor so that we can end this struggle and get back to a new normal.
Baked Macaroni and cheese, oatmeal cookies, fried chicken, fried fish, butter pecan ice cream are foods that we, turn to when depressed or stressed.
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.
Are you interested in some Holiday tips to help you avoid Holiday calories?Are you a person that like to taste different foods?
This Christmas is going to be very different because of the Coronavirus so that there is no spread to family members or friends.
Foodborne illness is caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages.Food poisoning is a type of foodborne illness caused by swallowing toxins.
The holidays are just around the corner with less than 50 shopping days left until Christmas. It is the perfect time now to start planning your budget.
We have many different names for green beans, such as snap beans, string beans, French style green beans, and cut green beans.
Cynthia Clifton welcomed everyone to the meeting.Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the meeting was held via Microsoft Teams.
Lisa Ellsworth with Healthy Blue agreed to purchase 200 water bottles for East St. John High students.
One great native for color is the red maple or swamp maple, Acer rubrum. These trees consistently turn yellow, then quickly to red this time of year.
To ensure that students still have access to fun physical activity, the LSU AgCenter programs have teamed up with community partners to stencil painted spaces.
LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities had been talking about doing something to get the students active by drinking more water during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Break Up with Salt Series covered the basics of high blood pressure and managing it through nutrition and lifestyle changes to improve your health.
Sweet potatoes are a major health superpower vegetable.They are packed with minerals, fiber, vitamins, and phytonutrients for your body and mind.
Do you know the different varieties of pumpkins? Well, let us get educated on some different varieties of pumpkins!
We can start planning (and planting) for fall. Soil preparation is the first thing you need to do. If you haven’t had a soil test done in the last three years.
Try to do 10 minutes at least three times a day.Identify times during the day that you could exercise. Parking father away from the store.
Cynthia Clifton welcomed everyone to the meeting. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the meeting was held via Microsoft Teams.
Now is a great time to brush up on our meal planning. Most of us went from eating one to two meals at home daily to now eating three meals and snacks a day.
Whole grain foods are foods made with the grain intact. There are two kinds of grain foods: whole grain foods and refined grain foods.
St. Augustine grass is a favorite target of some insects and disease problems, followed by centipede.
Monthly FCS Nutrition Newsletter listing upcoming online classes that are being offered for this month.
In This Issue: Smart Shopping, Food Safety, Topping Cauliflower Waffles with your favorite foods, Healthy Recipe and Virtual Online Nutrition Classes.
March-April newsletter contains information on FCS Community Coalition, Nutrition Blog and includes a Healthy Recipe.
March newsletter announcing upcoming events Achievement Day, Community Service, Cookery Contest, Summer Camp, 4-H U, LOST camp, and Marsh Maneuvers.
February 4-H Newsletter announcing the upcoming events District Livestock Show, Jr Leader Conference, Summer Camp and 4-H University.
FCS Nutrition newsletter with upcoming events, nutrition blog and healthy recipe.
The January Clover Chronicle has information on the upcoming events that are being held.
Smart Portions - A Healthy Weight Loss Management Program coming soon to River Parishes Community College, Nutrition Blog, Healthy Recipe.
Newsletter contains information for Leaders and 4-H'ers on the upcoming events and programs that are scheduled.
Winn Dixie Grocery Store Tour participants included: Ivy Mathieu, Laureen Arceneaux and Larry Sorapuru. They are checking the serving size of the vegetables.
Meeting minutes from the Forum meeting identifying strengths and weakness of the parish relating to becoming healthier.
A garden journal is a good place to keep track of fertilizer and pesticide applications. Include amounts and descriptions along with dates.
Getting an A1C test helps you to set goals and get the correct treatment for each individual case. We should also test for low blood glucose.
We can do a number of things to improve our lawns. The easiest and often most effective is to adjust mower blade height.
Minutes for the June 13th FCS Healthy Community Advisory Board Meeting.
Information on the upcoming Tomato Field Day schedule for June 13th in St. James Parish.
This newsletter has information on careful living with Diabetes. Tips on how to keep your feet happy and seven self-care strategies for managing diabetes.
This article briefly talks about vegetables and landscape design/spring flowers.
Minutes from the March 27, 2019 FCS Healthy Community Advisory Board Meeting.
Inflammation is a process which the body protects our organs from invasion of foreign organism from lurking around.
This month's article is about weeding and fertilizing lawns. If you are using a weed & feed combo, directions on the label will tell you how much to use.
A mild winter and mostly warm spring has lead to an early green-up of lawn grasses. Which leaves us open to turf diseases, especially brown patch.
February newsletter has information on the 4-H activities being held this month.
The St. John 4-H Clover Chronicle is the monthly 4-H Newsletter. It includes information on upcoming events being held parish wide and statewide.
Nutrition newsletter with information on healthy living through various programs offered in St. John Parish.
Horticulture Articles with information for keeping your plants, vegetables, and lawns healthy.
FCS Nutrition Advisory Board Meeting Minutes from the August 22, 2018 meeting.
Minutes from the FCS Nutrition Advisory Board meeting held on May 9, 2018.
Minutes from the FCS Nutrition Advisory Board meeting held on February 7, 2018.
The St. John 4-H Clover Chronicle is the monthly 4-H newsletter. Information on upcoming events being held in the parish are included.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture