Archive for November, 2012

Louisianians know well the hardships that can result from Hurricane Damage and our hearts and prayers go out to all who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. As recovery continues for many families, the LSU AgCenter has a wealth of online resources that can help with recovery from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy toward rebuilding homes and lives. From staying safe and preventing mold damage to cleaning up, salvaging goods and dealing with stress…  

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As the number of school vegetable gardens continue to grow in Louisiana and throughout the country, the contribution from Master Gardeners given to this important effort often extends well beyond just teaching students and faculty how to grow vegetables. As an additional training, Master Gardener volunteers often help participants with learning how to prepare their own harvested vegetables and as well, gain knowledge about the nutritional benefits from eating freshly grown vegetables.

At Charles E. Burke Elementary School in Lafayette, Louisiana local Master Gardener John Fontaine helps oversee the school’s program and said he’s been impressed with how involved the students have become in gardening. “I took a lot of things for granted because I grew up in a rural town, my father had a garden and I was in the farm supply business my whole life,” Fontaine said. “But a lot of these students live in subdivisions and apartment complexes and don’t really get a chance to experience gardening at home.” To read the complete story and view pictures of the gardening program visit:


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