Basic Organic Gardening: Fall Crop
Saturday August 24th and 31st 9am- 12pm
This two part series will teach you everything you need to know to be enjoying your own home grown carrots, kale, and collards by December! Dr. Carl Motsenbocker will teach you how to prep your beds, select and plant seeds and transplants, and how to care for you crop through the fall.
We also encourage you to attend if you are already involved with, or want to start a community garden! This class is a great way to hone your skills or, get an introduction to gardening if you have little or no experience.
Both classes will be held at the Burden Center conference center (4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge). This class costs $25 for the 2 sessions; scholarships are available. Online registration will open the week of August 12th.
Can't pay the full amount but still want to attend? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work something out!
Back Yard Chickens
Tuesday September 17th 7:00pm-8:30pm
Veteran chicken owner Chris Frink will explain all the basics of raising your own backyard flock, from constructing an enclosure to buying your first birds. It's an easy and surprisingly inexpensive hobby that provides you with delicious eggs!
Tuesday September 24th 7:00pm-8:30pm
Composting may sound intimidating, but Bob Dillemuth of the town Recycling department will "break down" the subject into simple steps, providing tips and tricks for everyone, whether you want a low-maintenance pile or you want to learn how to monitor and perfect your composting chemistry!
Gardening in Small Spaces
Tuesday October 1st 7:00pm-8:30pm
If you have limited growing space but still want lots of veggies, come to this workshop, where Dr Kiki Fontenot of the LSU Ag Center will go over the basics of small-scale growing.
Basics of Cheesemaking
Tuesday October 15th 7:00pm-8:30pm
Taught by Dr Kayanush Aryana of the LSU Ag Center.
Sauerkraut and Basic Fermentation
Tuesday October 29th 7:00pm-8:30pm
Taught by Dr Paul Wilson of the LSU AgCenter. Learn about the basics of fermentation and participate in a hands-on demonstration of making sauerkraut with farm-fresh cabbage!
Using Dried Herbs from the Garden
Tuesday November 5th 7:00pm-8:30pm
Taught by Anne Milneck.
All classes held at the Burden Center Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge. Free with optional $5 donation to support the work of Slow Food BR.