SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUG. 1 AND AUG. 2

  • NEW ORLEANS ANTIQUES FORUM: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Saturday; 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Sunday, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. The Historic New Orleans Collection’s program, “It’s Only Natural” explored the expression of nature in various media, including painting, silver, jewelry and more. $200/weekend, $125/Saturday and Sunday only. (504) 523-4662, www.hnoc.org.

COMMERCIAL FARMER TRAINING: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M., 1750 CARONDELET ST. LEARN ABOUT BUSINESS PLANNING AND MARKETING AT THIS TRAINING PROVIDED BY THE RECIRCULATING FARMS COALITION. PLANNED FOR COMMERCIAL URBAN GROWERS. FREE BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION. (813) 785-8386, WWW.RECIRCULATINGFARMS.ORG.

SATURDAY, AUG. 1

  • IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn about irises from the members of the Greater New Orleans Iris Society and see a slide show by American Iris Society Judge, Joe Musacchia, who will discuss traits of the Louisiana iris. All attendees go home with a free iris. Free. eehollan@bellsouth.net.

TUESDAY, AUG. 4

  • DESIGN FOUNDATIONS: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Longue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn the basics of design with Longue Vue’s artist in residence Peg Usner. This workshop will feature a lecture and hands-on practice. After the lecture, participants will use materials to experiment and create projects. $25. (504) 293-4724, elanieri@longuevue.com.

SATURDAY, AUG. 8

  • PELICAN GREENHOUSE SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park’s Pelican Greenhouse, off of Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive and south of I-10 overpass. The sale includes gingers, salvias, roses, herbs, and more. Free. (504) 483-5464, plants@nocp.org for a full list.

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M., 612 PIETY ST. THIS INDOOR AND OUTDOOR MARKET OFFERS DOZENS OF VENDORS PURVEYING FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, VINTAGE GOODS, ART, CRAFTS AND LIVE MUSIC. FREE. (504) 269-3982.

CUT FLOWERS IN YOUR GARDEN: 10 A.M. TALK, 9 A.M. TO NOON PLANT SALE, PARKWAY PARTNERS, 1137 BARONNE ST. LEARN ABOUT HOW TO DESIGN YOUR GARDEN TO PRODUCE A STEADY SUPPLY OF CUT FLOWERS, PRESENTED BY DENISE RICHTER AND MEGAN MCHUGH, OF PISTIL & STAMEN. FREE. WWW.PARKWAYPARTNERSNOLA.ORG.

  • BUTTERFLY GARDEN WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn how to create a gorgeous garden that will attract and host butterflies, sponsored by the New Orleans Unit of the Herb Society of America. $30 by advance registration. (504) 293-4721, jcohn@longuevue.com.

THURSDAY, AUG. 27

  • RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR IN CARROLLTON: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 7841 Fig St. Visit the renovation-in-progress of an early 20th century house and hear from the owners about the project. Light refreshments. $10. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

SATURDAY, AUG. 29

  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465, www.artsneworleans.org.