Urban Ag


Spring Organic Gardening classes are over. Thanks to our participants and hope you learned a lot!

Now we're ready for the ever-popular Urban Ag Workshops for Spring 2014. We're covering some exciting and timely topics. All talks are held on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 and, unless otherwise noted, are held at the Burden Center Conference Room. Classes are free-of-charge with suggested $5 donation.

March 10th
Beginning Beekeeping

Jack Lithgoe, 
Past President, Capitol Area Beekeepers Association
March 17th
Backyard Chickens 101

Chris Frink, 
Urban Farmer
March 24th:
Sour Fermentation: Kim Chee, Pickles, Ginger Beer, and More

Bryan Alexander,
Program Director, Slow Food Baton Rouge 
March 31st
Sourdough Bread Baking

Eric Arceneaux,
Executive Chef, City Club Baton Rouge   
April 7th: 
Composting Basics

Bob Dillemuth,
Director, EBR Parish Recycling Office     
Cheese making 102

Charles Boeneke,  
LSU Professor of Food Science


Hope to see you there!

Advanced Organic Gardening: Spring and Summer

February 15, 9am to noon at the Burden Center Conference Room and February 22, 10am - 1pm at the Family and Youth Services Center

Already have a garden but looking to grow more vegetables in an urban setting? Manage soil ecology better? Cover crop creatively? Include fruit trees in a limited space? Already taken our begining spring class and looking for more? Then this is the class for you. Again, Dr. Motsenbocker and others will be on hand to answer your thorny questions about taking the next step.

Join us at the Burden Center Conference Room (4560 Essen Ln) on the 15th and in the field at our new FYSC garden (Eddie Robinson and Government) on the 22nd for an informative work day. Registration is $35 for the 2 sessions to cover associated costs, and scholarships are available. Registration is open now.

This event has passed! Thanks for another great class!