The Cane River Green Market and Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter) announced plans to host a “Growing a Spring Vegetable Garden” lunch and learn on Wednesday, March 27th.
The Lunch and Learn event will be held from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, La. 71457. Participants will learn best practices on preparation and maintenance of spring gardens, as well as recommended vegetable varieties for planting. The lunch and learn is free and open to all members of the greater Natchitoches region.
The lunch and learn will be presented by Kathryn “Kiki” Fontenot, the LSU AgCenter’s state extension vegetable specialist for home, school, and community gardens. A native of Ft. Worth, Texas, she received her PhD in horticulture from Louisiana State University.
Advance registration for the lunch and learn is required since space is limited. Interested individuals need to RSVP to (318) 352-2746 (CRGM) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free lunch will be provided to registered participants.
About the Cane River Green Market The Cane River Green Market is Natchitoches’ only local farmers market featuring a variety of locally-grown produce; value-added products such as eggs, breads, milk, wines, jams and jellies; and handmade crafts to include jewelry, artwork, and woodcarvings. Located on the downtown riverbank, the Market will be open every Saturday from April 27 – July 27 and select dates in the fall from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. A lively, family-friendly atmosphere is created through live music, kids’ activities, educational programming, and special events throughout the season. For more information on the Green Market or to become a vendor, visit www.canerivergreenmarket.com or call (318) 352-CRGM.
About the LSU AgCenter
The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, known as the LSU AgCenter, is one of 11 institutions within the Louisiana State University System. The LSU AgCenter’s mission is to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being. The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The LSU AgCenter plays an integral role in supporting agricultural industries, enhancing the environment, and improving the quality of life through its 4-H youth, family and consumer sciences, and community development programs.