Slow Food Baton Rouge will hold a series of urban agriculture workshops at the Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. All of the workshops will begin at 9 a.m.

On Nov. 17, Chris Frink will discuss backyard chickens; Charles Johnson will talk about urban orchards on Dec. 1; edible lanscaping with Kyle Huffstickler will be on Dec. 8; and the final workshop on Dec. 15 will feature urban beekeeping with Jack Lithgoe.

All workshops are free and open to the public though a $5 donation is encouraged. Register at

Slow Food Baton Rouge, the local chapter of Slow Food USA, seeks to facilitate greater understanding about the environmental, economic, nutritional, cultural, and social impacts of food choices, the local culinary arts and food traditions.

Compiled by The Advocate food staff