WATER WISE WORKSHOP: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Dillard University, Professional Schools Building, Room 166, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. Learn about green infrastructure including rain barrels and gardens, French drains and bio-swales. Free. (504) 525-2121,

MID-CITY ERRANDS EVENT: Noon to 2 p.m., Kitchen Witch, 1452 N. Broad St. Ron Fisher talks about growing up in the Bayou Road area and signs copies of his mystery book. Free. (504) 528-8382,

ST. ROSE OF LIMA TOUR: 10 am to noon, 2545 Bayou Road. Tour the future home of the Southern Rep Theatre. Free.

PALMER PARK ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne. Presented by the Arts Council. Free.

CONTAINER GARDENING WORKSHOP: 11 a.m. to noon, Whole Foods, 5600 Magazine St. Learn how best to grow food in pots in this workshop co-sponsored with Southbound Gardens. Includes information of the right kind of containers, nutritive soil and appropriate fertilizer. $10 recommended donation.

POLLINATION CELEBRATION: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station, 21549 Old Covington Highway, Hammond. This daylong event features talks, guided tour of the gardens, and hands-on activities for kids and adults. The Tangipahoa Master Gardeners and LSU AgCenter have combined forces to host this inaugural event. $10 per car. (985) 748-9381,

LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Felicity Church, Felicity St. Tour five elegant homes in the Lower Garden district, attend seminars and bring in silver for evaluation by the pros. $25 and up.

ORCHIDS 101: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Larry Hennessey, past president of the New Orleans Orchid Society, presents an introduction to caring for orchids. $12 with preregistration only. (504) 483-9473,

IRISH CHANNEL TOUR: 10 a.m., St. Vincent’s, 1507 Magazine St. Take a walking tour of this quintessential New Orleans neighborhood, led by guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo. Architecture, history and culture will be covered. $25.

NOAF HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 6325 Cromwell Place (Holy Name of Jesus). The New Orleans Architecture Foundation hosts a tour of seven elegant homes and provides history and architectural significance of each one. $25 advance, $30 at the door.

TOMBS BY TWILIGHT: 6 p.m., Rick Fiske’s Martini Bar in the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel, 301 Dauphine St. Join a guide from Save Our Cemeteries at dusk for a walking tour of St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery, founded in 1789. The tour departs from Rick Fiske’s and tours the cemetery where many notables from New Orleans history are entombed. Complimentary drinks and appetizers follow. $45. (504) 525-3377,

OCT. 1 and OCT. 2

TREMÉ FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday, corner of Henriette Delille and Gov. Nicholls. Celebrate one of New Orleans’s oldest neighborhoods with a street festival featuring food, music and vendors. A gospel mass on Sunday recognizes the 175th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine Church. Free. (504) 500-1903,

OCT. 1

HOME TWEET HOME EXHIBIT AND AUCTION: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 23, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Gift Shop. Bid on favorite birdhouses to raise funds for the Botanical Garden. Free. (504) 483-9488,

BUILD A BIRDHOUSE WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. John A. Talluto, of Cajun Crafts, teaches a class that shows participants how to build a house suitable for a bluebird (materials provided). $25 by advance registration only. (504) 483-9473,

MAKE A BIRD FEEDER OR SEED ART: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, under the white tent. Botanical Garden staff members will show participants how to make a bird feeder or art from bird seed. Free with admission to the garden. (504) 483-9473,

BRING BIRDS TO YOUR BACKYARD: 11 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Marieanne Arata discusses how to attract native and migrating birds to the yard by choosing garden plants that provide them with a place to nest and food to eat. $10 by advance registration only. (504) 483-9473,

FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 pm, Freret at Napoleon. Free.

OCT. 7

MOURNING CUSTOMS TOUR: 1:30 3:30 p.m., Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St. Louisiana Landmarks Society and Save Our Cemeteries present a tour of St. Louis No. 3 followed by a tour of the Pitot House where 19th century mourning garb and more will be on view. Through Nov. 18. $30. (504) 482-0312,

OCT. 8

URBAN ORCHARDS: 9 a.m. to noon greenhouse sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Margee Green, of Press Street Gardens, explains a variety of trees available to New Orleans gardeners and that help expand the harvest calendar. Free. (504) 620-2224,

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.

ORGANIC BUG MANAGEMENT: 11 a.m. to noon, Whole Foods Market, 3420 Veterans memorial Blvd., Metairie. Join sponsors Southbound Gardens to learn about soil health, mulching and organic approaches to managing pests. $10 donation recommended.

OCT. 12

HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Avenue. Free.

OCT. 14 AND 15

SOUTHERN GARDEN SYMPOSIUM: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Francisville. Hear talks, attend workshops and tour gardens at this prestigious annual symposium. $93-$175. (225) 635-3738,