Urban Ag Workshops Spring 2017

Fall 2017 URBAN AG Workshops


Spring Urban Ag Workshops for 2017.

We're covering some exciting and timely topics. All talks (except for the Processing Chickens class) are held on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 at the Burden Center Conference Room (4560 Essen Ln). Classes are free-of-charge with suggested $5 donation (unless otherwise noted)  Doors open at 6 30 pm.  

Monday March 20th                                                                                                                 Introduction to Beekeeping     Register Here (Free)                                                                       Jack Lithgoe,  Past President, Capitol Area Beekeepers Association

Saturday March 25th   (9 am to 11 am, location to be announced)                                                   Processing Chickens               Register Here ($ 15)                                                                             Chris Frink Urban Farmer

Monday March 27th                                                                                                                          Backyard Chickens 101         Register Here FREE                                                                               Chris Frink, Urban Farmer                                           


Monday April 3rd                                                                                                                                 Introduction to Composting      Register Here FREE                                                                             Bob Dillemuth, Past Director, EBR Parish Recyling Office                                                    

Basic Organic Gardening (Saturday April 8th, 9 am to 2 pm)  

Basic Organic Gardening is a 5 hr. class designed to provide an introduction to sustainable gardening for Louisiana residents.  Carl Motsenbocker, LSU / LSU AgCenter professor of horticulture, who has taught Organic Gardening for many years will be the instructor. The class will be presented in both a lecture and hands-on format with information to include on how to get started, maintaining a garden, and basic horticultural gardening techniques.  Class participants will be given ample opportunity for questions and will receive handouts.  Information on school and/or community gardens will also be provided depending on the interest of participants.. 

To register for Basic Gardening   Register and pay ($ 35) for workshop

Scholarships are available those participating in school, youth, community gardens and local food systems.  Email slowfoodbtr@gmail.com for more information.

Hope to see you there!