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Youngsters can learn all about gardening at the LSU AgCenter Children’s Garden Series, held on Saturday mornings at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens on Essen Lane.

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If your child has an interest in gardening, then the LSU AgCenter Children’s Garden Series is a must.

Hosted by the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners, the program allows you and your kids to enjoy hands-on activities from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane.

Advance reservations are required, so email Angie Wall at angwall@cox.net. The cost is $15 per child.

Parents should plan to stay with their children during the event. Snacks are provided as well as take-home crafts. Activities are age appropriate for ages 6 to 12.

Some of the topics for upcoming programs include:

Feb. 10 — Caring for Your Feathery Friends. Do birds get cold in the winter? What do they eat in the winter time? Come learn all about it.

April 28 — Creepy Crawly Good and Bad, Having Fun with Insects. Millions of insects are invading our garden! But don't panic, some are good bugs and some are bad. Let's investigate.

May 19 — The World of Butterflies. What's up with these insects that flutter about? Learn how to attract butterflies to your garden.

Sept. 8 — Plants Need Friends Too, Companion Planting. Plants do not get lonely but they can benefit from other plants close by. Learn about plants and their best friends.

Oct. 6 — Berry-rific Plants. All kinds of plants produce berries. Which are edible which are not? Let's garden and decorate with berries.

Got a question?

Email gardennews@agcenter.lsu.edu.