New Orleans home and garden calendar, June 4-July 9, 2016 _lowres

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Bringing commercial urban agriculture to the city of New Orleans, vertical aeroponic systems are introduced to the Thyme Garden in New Orleans on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Will Crary is garden manager for Verti Farms at Thyme Garden in New Orleans, where they now sell vertical aeroponic systems for gardens.

WEDNESDAYS TO SUNDAYS THROUGH JUNE 12

  • TRADITIONAL HOME SHOWHOUSE TOURS: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 7618 St. Charles Ave. The Southern Style Now/Traditional Home show house features the work of 23 designers, including Brian Patrick Flynn, Paloma Contreras, Shaun Smith, Melissa Rufty, Reagan Hayes and Michel Boyd. $30. www.southernstylenow.com/showhouse-b.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • ORCHID SHOW & SALE: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie. View exotic orchids (beginning at noon on Saturday) and purchase orchids and supplies from 14 vendors when the New Orleans Orchid Society hosts the largest orchid show in the Deep South, “A Walk in Paradise.” Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.com.
  • HOMEBUILDERS PARADE OF HOMES: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., various locations. The Homebuilders Association of Greater New Orleans stages its annual parade, this year featuring 17 homes in neighborhoods including Lakeview, Kenner, Old Jefferson and more. Free. www.hbagno.org for a full list of addresses.

ST. JUDE DREAM HOME: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. SATURDAY, NOON TO 5 P.M. SUNDAY, 232 STAFFORD PLACE. BUY A $100 TICKET TO TAKE A CHANCE ON WINNING THIS 2,900-SQUARE-FOOT HOME, DESIGNED AND BUILT BY HYMAN L. BARTOLO CONTRACTORS. VALUED AT $600,000, THE HOME FEATURES THREE BEDROOMS AND THREE BATHS, PLUS A GREAT ROOM, KITCHEN, DINING ROOM AND OFFICE. PROCEEDS FROM THE HOME GIVEAWAY SUPPORT RESEARCH AND TREATMENT AT ST. JUDE. FREE. WWW.DREAMHOME.ORG.

SATURDAY

  • PELICAN GREENHOUSE SALE: 9 a.m. to noon. Pelican Greenhouse, off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive south of the I-610 underpass. The sale offers old garden roses, tropicals, annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs, all ready for the early summer garden. Free. (504) 483-9464, plants@nocp.org.
  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., 4421 Freret St. This outdoor market offers art, crafts, pet adoptions, music and food. Free. (504) 638-2589, freretmarket.org.
  • URBAN FARM BIKE TOUR NO. 1: 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. The Eat Local Challenge sponsors a bike tour of four urban farms in Central City, Gert Town and Mid-City. Free. (504) 296-9960, www.nolalocavore.com.

TUESDAY

  • RENOVATE RIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on three successive Tuesdays, Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Learn from experienced contractors and local professionals about topics including project management, working with city agencies, working successfully with a contractor, using an architect and maintaining the historic character of your house. $65 for the series of three nights, $25 per night. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

THURSDAY

  • CARNIVAL CONSERVATORY OPENING: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. On display through June 30, the collection of authentic Carnival-inspired pieces includes elegant float-scale flowers and winged creatures. Carnival Collective artists Thomas Randolph Morrison, Dana Beuhler and Brian Bush will be present to answer questions at the opening reception. Light refreshments will be served. Free. www.longuevue.com.

JUNE 11 AND 12

  • HOMEBUILDERS PARADE OF HOMES: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., various locations. The Homebuilders Association of Greater New Orleans stages its annual parade, this year featuring 17 homes in neighborhoods including Lakeview, Kenner, Old Jefferson and more. Free. www.hbagno.org for a full list of addresses.

ST. JUDE DREAM HOME: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. SATURDAY, NOON TO 5 P.M. SUNDAY, 232 STAFFORD PLACE. BUY A $100 TICKET TO TAKE A CHANCE ON WINNING THIS 2,900-SQUARE-FOOT HOME, DESIGNED AND BUILT BY HYMAN L. BARTOLO CONTRACTORS. VALUED AT $600,000, THE HOME FEATURES THREE BEDROOMS AND THREE BATHS, PLUS A GREAT ROOM, KITCHEN, DINING ROOM AND OFFICE. PROCEEDS FROM THE HOME GIVEAWAY SUPPORT RESEARCH AND TREATMENT AT ST. JUDE. FREE. WWW.DREAMHOME.ORG.

JUNE 11

  • SUSTAINABLE GROWING PRACTICES: 9 a.m. to noon greenhouse sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Caroline O’Brien, Lead Gardener at Grow Me Something, will discuss using organic growing practices. Learn about soil amendments, weed/pest control and crop design to produce fresh organics in your own garden. Free. www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.

JUNE 12

  • FAMILY EQUALITY DAY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Pack a picnic basket and join Longue Vue House and Gardens for its first Family Equality Day celebrating the LGBT parenting and family community. Guests will enjoy a performance by the New Orleans Gay Men’s Chorus and complimentary snowballs. Free with RSVP. www.longuevue.com.
  • TEA FARMING IN NEW ORLEANS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. The Eat Local Challenge sponsors a talk by Bill and Melissa Luer on growing Camellia sinensis and using its tender leaves to make tea. $5. (504) 296-9960, www.nolalocavore.com.

JUNE 14

  • RENOVATE RIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. At the second workshop in the series of three, learn from experienced contractors and local professionals about topics including project management, working with city agencies, working successfully with a contractor, using an architect and maintaining the historic character of your house. $65 for the series of three nights, $25 per night. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

JUNE 15

  • LONGUE VUE AFTER HOURS: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Enjoy a rare after-hours glimpse of Longue Vue’s spectacular gardens, picnic on the lawn, or participate in a family yoga session, all on the grounds of this grand estate. $8.50. www.longuevue.com.

JUNE 16

  • BLOOM WORKSHOP: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn how to make a crown of seasonal flowers at this workshop, led by horticulture director Amy Graham. Fee includes refreshments and materials. $40. www.longuevue.com.

JUNE 18

  • FORAGING WALK: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Couturie Forest, City Park. Charles Allen leads a walk to find wild edibles such as chanterelles, wood ears, oyster mushrooms, milkweed, elderberries, huckleberries, bull briars (wild asparagus) and silk thistle. $5 with re-registration. (504) 296-9960, www.nolalocavore.com.

JUNE 21

  • RENOVATE RIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. At the third and final workshop in the series, learn from experienced contractors and local professionals about topics including project management, working with city agencies, working successfully with a contractor, using an architect and maintaining the historic character of your house. $65 for the series of three nights, $25 per night. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

JUNE 25

  • URBAN FARMS BIKE TOUR #2: 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Press Street Gardens, 7 Press St. The Eat Local Challenge sponsors a bike tour of four urban farms in Bywater, Marigny and the Lower Ninth Ward. Free. (504) 296-9960, www.nolalocavore.com.

JUNE 27

  • KITCHEN BOX GARDEN WORKSHOP: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Garden on Mars, 2538 Charbonnet St. Jeanette Bell and Erin Zimmer lead a workshop on how to build a raised bed that provides fresh herbs and vegetables. Free. (504) 296-9960, www.nolalocavore.com.

JULY 9

  • STORM WATER MANAGEMENT: 9 a.m. to noon greenhouse sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Jeff Supak of Global Green NOLA discusses rain water solutions for the home gardens and on the Water Wise Nola initiative. Free. www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.