New Orleans home and garden events, June 11-July 9, 2016 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- This house at 232 Stafford Place in West Lakeview will be raffled off to raise money for St. Jude Hospital. It's open for visitors today and tomorrow.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • SOUTHERN STYLE/TRADITIONAL HOME SHOWHOUSE TOURS: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7618 St. Charles Ave. Don’t miss the final weekend of the Southern Style Now/Traditional Home show house, featuring 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.
  • 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 and Old Jefferson. 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

  • SEED AND BOOK EXCHANGE: 9 a.m. to noon, Paradigm Gardens, 1131 S. Rampart St. Bring seeds and books to trade or give away at this potluck-style event. Free. (504) 344-9474, info@paradigmgardensnola.com.
  • 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.

SUNDAY

  • 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 snoballs. 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.

TUESDAY

  • 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 or $25 per session. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.

THURSDAY

  • 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.

SATURDAY, 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 preregistration. (504) 296-9960, www.nolalocavore.com.

TUESDAY, 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.

SATURDAY, 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.

HOW TO MAKE COMPOST TEA: 10:30 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M., GROWING LOCAL NOLA, 1750 CARONDELET ST.ROBERT BLAKES AND FARMER ICA LEADS A WORKSHOP ON MAKING MICROBIAL TEAS THAT BOOST PLANT PRODUCTION BY PROVIDING GOOD NUTRITION FROM THE ROOTS UP. FREE WITH RSVP. (504) 507-0357, GSTEWART@RECIRCULATINGFARMS.ORG.

MONDAY, 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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

  • PALMER PARK ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne. Shop for handmade arts and crafts at this monthly market that also features food and music. Presented by the Arts Council. Free. www.artsneworleans.org.

SATURDAY, 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 presents on rain water solutions for the home gardens and on the Water Wise Nola initiative. Free. www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.