Free trees Nov. 8 for Orleans Parish residents

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. Parkway Partners logo

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:

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Free New Orleans workshop: how to grow your own food

Free event Saturday from Parkway Partners:  Parkway Partners logo

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:

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Beware of stinging caterpillars in New Orleans

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

buckmoth caterpillar via earthwatch2.org

If you get stung …

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Spring garden show in New Orleans Botanical Garden

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

image via Friends of City Park

What you can expect at the event:
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Plant sale, free gardening class in New Orleans

Parkways Partners is having another plant sale this weekend. Plus, the New Orleans-based organization has a free workshop Saturday to discuss dirt. Parkway Partners logo

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.

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New Orleans plant and tree sale this weekend

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.Parkway Partners logo

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.

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Free class Saturday about citrus gardening in New Orleans

Oh, this looks like so much fun. Good way to learn about New Orleans and meet new people. And, the class is FREE.Parkway Partners logo

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.

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