Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Specialty Store Opening in New Orleans

The Nola Green Roots Specialty Store will offer plants, seeds, fresh produce and even home-baked bread at its new store located inside of Wise Words Community Garden at 724 S. Hennessey St., New Orleans. To get an invitation to opening day e-mail them at office@nolagreenroots.com or call them at 504-206-9298.

The Grand Opening is from 3:30-6:30 pm on November 1st.


   Two Locations:
                                    Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lake Bruin State Park

Swimming Area

201 State Park Road, St. Joseph

11 am and 1:30 pm classes available

$2 per person to enter park

Call Betsy: (318) 766-3320 to register


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lake St. John

Spokane Resort

4269 Hwy. 568, Ferriday

11 am and 1:30 pm classes available

                  Call Gena (601) 807-4085 to register
Instructor: Lena McKnight, Everyday Adventure, LLC
Classes are provided through a grant funding obtained by the LSU AgCenter's agritourism program. For details contact:
Dora Ann Hatch, agritourism coordinator, dhatch@agcenter.lsu.edu


Monday, October 28, 2013

Time to Make Christmas Tree Plans

Louisiana has lots of Christmas tree farms and most of them are listed on one or both of these websites: http://www.southernchristmastrees.org/
In addition to helping you locate a tree, these websites offer helpful information in how to select and care for your tree.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Landless Farmers Making Contribution in Farming Community

Tidewater Crop Mob is a group of volunteers who offer assistance to local farmers in southeastern Virginia.

They can be seen planting trees and clearing out weeds to harvesting garlic, planting potatoes and cleaning out a goat barn, according to a recent news article. You can find them at Facebook@TidewaterCropMob.

According to their Facebook page, “Crop Mob, is a monthly word-of-mouth event in which landless farmers and the agricurious descend on a farm for a day of supporting local farmers and sustainable agriculture through volunteering.  Working side by side farmers and consumers build a better relationship of understanding and trust.”

Participants farmers and consumers build a better relationship of understanding and trust. porting local farmers and sustainable agriculture through volunteering.
Working side by side farmers and consumers build a better relationship of understanding and trust.
have varied backgrounds, but most are interested in working with farmers and experiencing farm life.  What a great idea!

Not sure if this is happening in Louisiana, but if it is please e-mail me, dhatch@agcenter.lsu.edu

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/03/3249777/diggin-in-crop-mobs-descend-on.html#storylink=cpy


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Music and Agriculture a Good Mix

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$8.00 Per Adult
Children 12 and Under Free
5699 New Natichotches Road, West Monroe, Louisiana 71292
Landry Vineyards, a vineyard in north Louisiana, is hosting its last concert for the fall.
Check their website for details.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ag and Food Law Blog

The National Agricultural Law Center has a blog entitled, "Ag and Food Law Blog." you should add it to your must read list. It provides each reader with a national perspective on what is happening is agricultural law including agritourism.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Teddy Bear Festival in Madison Parish

Tina Johnson, Madison Parish Tourism Director, answers the question: Why the Teddy Bear Festival ? President Theodore Roosevelt came to Mississippi on a bear hunt in 1902 that ended in disappointment because he refused to shoot a 235-lb black bear that had been tied to a tree prior to his arrival on the scene. It was not until 1907 that President Roosevelt ventured into Louisiana into Madison Parish and kill his bear.

This year's festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th, beginning at 9 am and ending at 10pm in downtown Tallulah.  Visit their Facebook page to learn more.