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  • “Grafting Vegetables”

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    Grafting vegetables is not a new practice but one that many gardeners have little to no experience. Grafting vegetables has many possible advantages including resistance to root diseases, tolerance to temperature extremes, tolerance to salinity, and higher yields. This workshop will provide students with information about grafting vegetables, what materials are needed, and sources for plants and materials. The class includes a hands-on grafting. All participants will receive a grafted tomato plant and an un-grafted plant of the same variety  to take home. The plants you graft during the class will also be available for you to pick up a few weeks later if the graft is successful. The class runs from 12:30pm to 2pm. 
    Instructors: Dr. Joe Willis, LSU AgCenter, Orleans Parish Horticulture Extension Agent & Anna Timmerman, LSU AgCenter, Jefferson Parish Associate Horticulture Extension Agent
    Class is located in the Lath House/Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden
    The class is $15 per person and registration is needed. To register or ask questions, please reach Susan Capley, Eduaction Director, at (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org.

  • Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival

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    New Orleans City Park will host its 71st annual Big Bass Rodeo, the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. Be sure and visit the free Fishtival with exhibitors, vendors, raffles, fishing tackle for sale, and more!  Click here 'more information' below for details, registration, and a list of last year's winners. If you have questions about this event, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org.

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  • Spring Garden Show

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    Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore the beautiful Botanical Garden, more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and enjoy educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, a Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage.

    Saturday, April 7th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 8th, 10 am to 4 pm

    New Orleans Botanical Garden, (enter through the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124)
    There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City Putt.

    Click 'more information' to get details and ticket information.

  • Earth Day

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    Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event! Celebrate the earth and learn how we can build a healthier relationship with our natural environment.  The event will feature exhibitors, activities for children, cooking demonstrations, DIY projects, music, yoga, and of course delicious food. Click More Information for details. 

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

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    October 6th and 7th: Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be plant and garden product exhibits and sales throughout the garden, a Children's Fun Fest area, educational programs, music, arts & crafts, and more. Programs take place in the Garden Study Center and are free with entrance to the show. Sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information call 504-658-2900.

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