The Southern University Agricultural Center will hold its third annual Fall Gardening Workshop on Tuesday. Registration for the free event begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program starts at 9 a.m. inside the Ashford O. Williams Hall at the Southern AgCenter, B.A. Little Drive, Baton Rouge.
The workshop includes a healthy lunch. Topics to be covered include seasonal planting; pollinators and pests; bee keeping; maintaining and growing an urban agricultural community garden; nontraditional uses for traditional plants; planting a smoothie or juice garden; and urban agriculture issues.
An urban garden tour also is planned, weather permitting.
Participants will learn about planting and how to successfully grow a garden in an urban environment, and will taste-test smoothies and juices from urban garden plants.
“This is going to be an action-packed event,” said Stephanie Elwood, an extension associate with the Southern AgCenter.
AgCenter co-hosts include the Wisteria Alliance Program and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.
For information, call Elwood, Zanetta Augustine, Mila Berhane or Dawn Mellion Patin at (225) 771-2242.