As the much-anticipated autumn season approaches us, garden and farm events are gearing back up once again for new workshops and events. The events calendar for the fall is starting to fill up, and it has something for everyone!
Classes: Southbound Gardens will be offering their $10-by-donation classes once again, but for the next two months, they’ll be partnering up with Whole Foods and hosting their classes at various Whole Foods locations. SPROUT NOLA will be presenting a gardening class in Spanish on Saturday, September 10th, and they will also host a Family Gardening class in conjunction with the Friends of the Lafitte Greenway on Saturday, September 17th.
Plant sales: There will be three plant sales happening this weekend (Sept. 10th & 11th)! Two of them take place on Saturday morning, and they’re just blocks away from each other so you can easily catch both of them. Recirculating Farms is hosting an end of the summer sale, while Parkway Partner’s monthly Second Saturday event also features a plant sale, along with an educational speaker. Southbound Gardens will be selling their plant starts once again at the Crescent City Farmers Market on Thursday or every other Saturday, or at their Uptown greenhouse every Sunday afternoon.
Volunteering: Volunteer for Veggies, in English or Spanish, at the ReFresh Community Farm in Mid-City! In English: Wednesdays mornings and Friday afternoons (happy hour version!). In Spanish: Tuesday afternoons.
Events: Also on September 10th, the 4th Annual Downriver Festival at the Old U.S. Mint features tastings and lectures on the oyster, and Grow On farm will be hosting a farm party with eats from the farm, music, and drinks. Paradigm Gardens will begin their outdoor garden concert series once again on September 20th, with restaurants Coquette, Patois, and Primitivo cooking from the open kitchen, while Courtyard Brewery, Spirit Wine, and Swamp Pop will be providing libations, and Hansen’s Sno-bliz will be serving up their famous snoballs.
Markets: Be sure to catch one of the Crescent City Farmers Markets on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, or attend ReFresh Community Farm Stand on Monday evening.
For more information on the time and location of these events, go to the events calender here.