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St. Tammany Master Gardener Events

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1.       Saturday, January 19, 8am to 12noon

2019 Spring Seminar

Castine Center, Pelican Park

Hosted by St. Tammany Master Gardener Association and the LSU AgCenter

2019 Spring Seminar presented by the St. Tammany Master Gardener Association in conjunction with the LSU AgCenter. Guest Speakers to include Will Afton, BS, MS LSU AgCenter Assistant Extension Agent presenting “Sustainable Landscape Practices” and Kathryn “Kiki” Fontenot, PhD, LSU AgCenter Associate Professor and LSU Extension Specialist presenting “Dual Purpose Plants”.  Table Talks: “Strawberries”, “Herbs”, “Vermiculture Bins”, “Crop Rotation”, “Soil Improvement”, “Hugelkultur”, and “Ask the Expert”. Light Refreshments served. $20 paid online, mail check, or at the door.

2.       Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16, 9am to 4pm

The 19th Annual Northshore Garden & Plant Sale

Covington Fairgrounds

45+ vendors will offer a variety of plants and garden items (including roses and other flowers, native plants, daylilies, vegetable plants, shrubs and trees, outdoor furniture and garden art).  The event will also feature educational speakers, a children’s booth, food trucks and Ask the Expert table. Proceeds will fund $1,000 scholarships for St. Tammany Parish students attending state universities and majoring in an agricultural field.  The event is sponsored by the St. Tammany Master Gardener Association in conjunction with the LSU AgCenter.  Admission is $5/adult. Under 18, police officers, firefighters & EMT are free.

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St. Tammany Parish Fair

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Fall is here and it’s time for the Parish Fair!  This year’s theme is the “Bicentennial Celebration”, 200 years in Louisiana History.  On Thursday, Oct. 4, all exhibits will be open for viewing at 10 am, with an evening Gospel Night on the main stage starting at 6 pm.  Friday is Parish Fair Day with a parade that begins on Jefferson Avenue at 10 am.  Friday at the fairgrounds features a cheerleading and dance team competition from 1 to 4 pm,  then listen to the Doug Owens Band and Thunder Creek on the main stage.  Saturday night features Chance Casteel, the New Orleans Saintsations, and Christian Serpas and Ghost Town.