While August is traditionally the month that many New Orleans residents go into hiding indoors to seek the comforts of their air conditioned homes, there are still lots of workshops and events happening in the gardening/eating local scene. Be sure to go out and support these organizations and businesses if you can!
Workshops: This month, Rosalie Apothecary has lots of workshops for participants to choose from. Rosalie kicks off two different kinds of class series, the Heart of Herbal Medicine, which happens every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and the DIY Fermented Food Series, which occurs every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Class subjects are comprehensive, and you can learn about how to make tinctures and syrups with local herbs, or how to make water kefir, kombucha, yogurt, and more. Check the calendar to view all of their class offerings, or go to their website.
On Saturday, August 12th, head over to City Park’s Botanical Garden at 10 a.m. to learn more about how to plant a fall vegetable garden. If you’re interested in learning about how to grow flowers year-round, head over to Hollygrove Farm & Market at 1 p.m. for Joanna Sese’s workshop, of Honey Pop Flowers.
At Longue Vue House and Gardens on August 26th, young children can learn about seed planting, dig for worms, and taste vegetables at the Kinder Garden event.
Parties: Also on Saturday the 12th, Grow On is hosting their first-ever Pepper Fest! Try samples of different pepper varieties, listen to some music, and grab some food and cocktails. Every Sunday, Hollygrove Farm & Market hosts a brunch in their garden from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring a different food pop-up vendor each week.
Markets: While the Wednesday Crescent City Farmers Market and the Creole Marche are on a summer break, you can still attend one of the Crescent City Farmers Markets on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, as well as the Refresh Farmers’ Market on Mondays, and Sankofa’s Fresh Stop Market on Saturday mornings.
Plant Sales: City Park will be hosting their monthly plant sale on August 5th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If you would like more information about these events, please check out our Community Events Calendar. We update it often, and it is where you can find all of the farming/gardening information for New Orleans events in one place! Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your local food event posted on the calendar!