Green Thumb event to tackle sustainability


Sustainability has become a cherished goal of many gardeners, but if you’re still not sure what it means or just want to learn more, head on over to the Gardens of the American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport, for a free event on Saturday, Sept. 12.

From 9 a.m. to noon, three speakers will address different sustainability topics as the theme of the last Green Thumb event of 2015.

They are:

  • “Sustainability in the Vegetable Garden” — Jennifer Williams, LSU AgCenter Master Gardener Coordinator, Northwest Louisiana Master Gardener Association.
  • “Sustainability in the Home Garden” — Kim Benton, Texas A&M AgriLife county agent.
  • “Sustainability issues in a Changing Climate” — Keith Hansen, Texas A&M AgriLife county agent.

So, just what is sustainability?

A loose definition could be practices that don’t harm the environment or deplete natural resources, resulting in ecological balance. In other words, a sustainable garden should last forever.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of?

Head out to the rose center Saturday!

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