PARADE OF HOMES: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., throughout Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans offers a peek inside 18 homes (including a historic renovation), which reflects the latest in home trends. Event includes a house raffle. Free. A full list of homes and their locations can be found at www.home-builders.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
TERMITE SCHOOL: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. LSU AgCenter Horticulture Extension associate Chris Dunaway discusses the biology of the termite and the reason for swarming season. He also explains how to inspect for termite infestation and current measures. $10, by advance registration. (504) 483-9473, email@example.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
TEA FARMING IN NEW ORLEANS: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 O.C. Haley Blvd. Learn how to grow tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and make tea from Bill Luer, as part of the Eat Local Challenge. $5. www.nolalocavore.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Ave. The popular midweek market features arts and crafts, food vendors, live music and refreshments. Free. (504) 535-4486, www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 11
RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR ON ST. CHARLES AVE.: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 5010 St. Charles Ave. The Preservation Resource Center hosts a tour of and talk about the renovation of a 1910 Tudor Revival mansion. Light refreshments provided. $10. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT 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, firstname.lastname@example.org for a full list.
GROWING TROPICALS TALK AND PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Learn about growing tropicals and other heat-loving plants in your garden from Tom Wolfe, the proprietor of Urban Roots Garden Center. The plant sale at the on-site greenhouse features sun-loving tropicals, heat tolerant bedding plants and Louisiana Super Plants. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
PICAYUNE PLACE HOME TOUR: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Headquarters at International House, 221 Camp St. Learn about the history of Picayune Place (bounded by camp, Common, Tchoupitoulas and Poydras) from geographer and author Richard Campanella before touring private residences in this urban environment. Sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center and the Friends of the Cabildo. $20. (504) 58107032, www.prcno.org.
URBAN FARM BIKE RIDE: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., starts at 1618 O.C. Haley Blvd. Visit five urban farms on bike, as part of the Eat Local Challenge. Sponsored by Nola Social Ride and Parkway Partners. Free. www.nolalocavore.org.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
CHICKEN RAISING WORKSHOP: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Press Street Gardens at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Margee Green will host a chicken barn raising and workshop on how to start raising your own chickens. Leave with instructions for building your own coop. An Eat Local Challenge event. Free. www.nolalocavore.org.
BASICS OF ORGANIC FARMING: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Urban Farmstead, 1730 Clio St. Learn about growing an organic garden from Jordan Bantuelle as part of the Eat Local Challenge. Free. www.nolalocavore.com.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16 TO JUNE 28
GREEN KEEPERS: various times and locations. Register now for “Green Keepers,” a series of five seminars and workshops that demonstrate how residents can improve how the city lives with storm water by embracing green infrastructure practices. Presented by Parkway Partners and funded by the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans’ Green Infrastructure Initiative. Free, but spaces extremely limited. (504) 620-2224, email@example.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
GARDEN TO GLASS: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Max Messier of Cocktail & Sons leads a workshop on how to make creative mixed drinks using ingredients in the garden. $35. (504) 293-2721, www.longuevue.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
WILD EDIBLES OF THE GULF SOUTH: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd. Dr. Charles Allen, a senior botanist at Colorado State University, presents on talk on edible and useful plants that can be found in nature. $8. www.nolalocavore.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
FORAGING IN THE COUTURIE FOREST: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Couturie Forest, 1009 Harrison Ave. Colorado State University’s Dr. Charles Allen leads the group through the forest, seeking edibles including milkweed, elderberries, silk thistle, huckleberries and wild mushrooms. An Eat Local Challenge event. $8. www.nolalocavore.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
COMPOST AND SOIL: 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. Lee Rouse presents a workshop on how to get started composting and why compost improves soil structure and fertility. Rouse is the Orleans Parish extension agent of the LSU AgCenter. $10, by advance registration. (504) 483-9473, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.