SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
- EDIBLE LANDSCAPING: 9 a.m. gates open, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Demetria Christo, co-owner of EcoUrban Landscaping, provides insights into integrating edible plants into an ornamental landscape plan. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
- DR. MARK PLOTKIN TALK & BOOK SIGNING: 10 a.m. registration and book signing, 11 a.m. lecture, Pavilion of the Two Sister, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. The ethnobotanist discusses “From the Amazonian Rain Forest to New Orleans Voo Doo: Plants of Power, Magic and Medicine.” $25. (504) 483-9473, www.nobgf.org.
- THE GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SELLABRATION: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. An “old house fair” featuring exhibits by dozens of New Orleans neighborhoods, free architectural advice, homebuying seminars and more. Free. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
- OCH ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food and refreshments. Focus this month on photography. Free. (985) 250-0378, www.ochartmarket.com.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Sno-balls and food available. Free. (504) 269-3982, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 14
- RECYCLE OBJECTS INTO PLANTERS WORKSHOP: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Groundwork New Orleans’ Earth Lab, adjacent to New Orleans Healing Center, 2732 St. Claude Ave. at Spain Street. Turn everyday objects into planters at this family-oriented, hands-on workshop. A limited amount of objects, soil, seed and plants will be available, but bring your own potential planter if you prefer. Free with RSVP. (504) 256-2735, email@example.com.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 16
- TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS: 7 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center (enter through rear gates on Stadium Dr.). “Orchid Basics” followed by a general meeting, then a talk by Glen Ladnier on Terrestrial Orchids. Presented by the New Orleans Orchid Society. Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17
- GARDEN PEST MANAGEMENT: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses integrated management of common garden pests. Free. (504) 840-0906, ASchneider3@humana.com.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19
- FALL GARDEN SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Journey Fellowship Church, 30042 N. Dixie Ranch Road, Lacombe. The St. Tammany Master Gardeners and LSU AgCenter host a series of three talks titled “Harvest to Home” related to fall gardening. $10, but seating limited. (985) 875-2635, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 AND TUESDAY, SEPT. 30
- FIRST-TIME RENOVATOR TRAINING: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Learn how to “Buy Right” (Session !) and “Renovate Right” (Session 2) to avoid common and costly mistakes when renovating a home. $40, pre-registration required. (504) 636-3399, www.prcno.org.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 25
- FOOD AS MEDICINE: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St. Emery Van Hook Sonnier, associate director of Market Umbrella (Crescent City Farmer’s Market), delivers the first in a series of lectures slated for the Library in the 140 year-old club. Free. (504) 525 – 2375,
- PARKVIEW RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 872 Taft Place at Dumaine. Tour the renovation of a c. 1941 California-style bungalow and hear from the owners about renovation challenges and strategies. Sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. $10. (504) 581-7023, www.prcno.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 27
- DAYLILY SOCIETY TALK: 9:30 a.m. to noon, East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses “New Daylily Species,” sponsored by the South East Louisiana Daylily Society. Free. email@example.com.
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
- BIRD WATCHING IN CITY PARK: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Couturie Forest, departs from trailhead on Harrison Ave. Mark Meunier leads a group through the forest, pointing out bird habits and calls. Bring binoculars. $10 by advance registration. (504) 483-9473, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 30
- “LETTUCE” FALL INTO HERBS: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The St. Tammany Master Gardeners host the event, which includes talks and demonstrations of beekeeping and growing micro-herbs, plus sales of herbs, garden gloves and used garden books. Free. (985) 643-3310.
SATURDAY, OCT. 11 & SUNDAY, OCT. 12
- CITY PARK FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Botanical Garden. Plant and garden products for sale, children’s activities, food and refreshments, educational talks. $8. (504) 658-6900.
SATURDAY, OCT. 18
- GERTRUDE JEKYLL & THE COUNTRY HOUSE GARDEN: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Landscape historian and author Judith Tankard explores Jekyll’s gardens and her legendary theories on color, planting and design. Presented in conjunction with the Royal Oak Foundation. $35 by advance registration. (800) 913-6565, ext. 201, www.royal-oak.org/lectures.
SATURDAY, OCT. 18 & OCT. 19
- SECRET GARDENS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ: Noon to 4 p.m., 527 St. Philip St. Annual self-guided tour of French Quarter courtyards and patios presented by Patio Planters. $20. (888) 756-6250, www.patioplanters.org.
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