Parkway Partners is giving away native trees Saturday (Nov. 8) to Orleans Parish residents. The giveaway is from 9 a.m. to noon. First come, first serve.
You are limited to one tree per person and a max of two trees per household.
The gardening gurus at Parkway Partners also are teaching a free class at 10 to show you how to properly maintain your trees. The class will go over proper nutrition, fertilizer application, mulching and more.
Parkway Partners is 1137 Baronne Street (map). The nonprofit also has its monthly plant sale Saturday and will have:
Free event Saturday from Parkway Partners:
Learn how to source the best local foods, and how to grow your own food at home, despite your space limitations. Eat Local Challenge founder, Lee Stafford, and Master Gardener, Melissa Luer, will speak at 10 am at Parkway Partners.
Gates are open from 9 am to noon – 1137 Baronne Street (at the corner of Clio) in Central City.
Available at the Greenhouse:
Beware of stinging Buckmoth caterpillars in New Orleans. Friends and neighbors have warned us to look out for these caterpillars on sidewalks. They said the caterpillars fall from trees, especially oaks, and are easy to step on if you are barefoot.
The Buckmoth caterpillars sting people and animals.
buckmoth caterpillar via earthwatch2.org
If you get stung …
The Friends of City Park are hosting a spring garden show this weekend geared toward home gardeners and the professionals. Just in time to help us get our dirt fix for the weekend. Have we mentioned how much we love the gorgeous plants and flowers in New Orleans? Absolutely stunning.
image via Friends of City Park
What you can expect at the event:
Parkways Partners is having another plant sale this weekend. Plus, the New Orleans-based organization has a free workshop Saturday to discuss dirt.
Info from its newsletter:
This Saturday at 10 a.m we will be Talking Dirt with Grant Estrade of Laughing Buddha Nursery. Grant will discuss how to analyze and remediate soil for optimum growing conditions with an emphasis on sustainable methods.
Parkways Partners is hosting its annual plant and tree sale Saturday. We’re so stinkin’ excited. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to score some plants for our new apartment.
Info via ParkwayPartnersNOLA.org:
The 2013 Tree and Plant Sale, a collaboration between the Department of Parks and Parkways and Parkway Partners, is right around the corner.
FOR SALE: favorite New Orleans plants, trees, flowering shrubs, perennials, hanging baskets, roses and citrus trees from local nurseries
The annual sale is a special educational effort for home gardeners. The City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways staff — urban foresters, landscape architects and horticulturists — will guide participants in selections. Pictures of your horticultural challenges are encouraged.
Oh, this looks like so much fun. Good way to learn about New Orleans and meet new people. And, the class is FREE.
Email from Parkway Partners, which is a nonprofit organization geared at urban gardening in New Orleans:
You’ve been asking for it!
Come to Parkway Partners this Saturday, January 12, and learn about GROWING CITRUS TREES IN NEW ORLEANS. We’ve invited LSU Ag Center County Agent for Plaquemines Parish, Alan Vaughn, who is considered to be the greatest local authority on growing citrus, to speak.