On the 2nd Saturday of each month, Parkway Partners hosts a lecture and corresponding plant sale. Thanks to donations from people like you, we are able to keep these events free of charge.
- Where: 1137 Baronne St. in Central City.
- When: Gates are open from 9am-noon, with the speaker presenting at 10am.
- Every discussion is accompanied by a plant sale that reflects that day’s topic and the current planting season.
Visit our event calendar for a full list of 2nd Saturday events.
For more information and if you would like to volunteer on 2nd Saturdays contact Nell Howard.
2014 2nd Saturday Speaker Schedule
January 11, 2014 - Chickens and other Urban Farm Animals
Speaker: Jeanne Firth of Grow Dat Youth Farm
February 8, 2014 – Harvesting Rainwater in the City
Speaker: Demetria Christo of EcoUrban Sustainable Landscaping
March 8, 2014 – Propagation and Pass-Along Plants
Speaker: Keith Bleichner former Chief Landscape Architect of Department of Parks and Parkways
April 12, 2014 – Kitchen Gardens
Speaker: Piedad Scanlan of the Latino Farmers’ Co-op
May 10, 2014 – Organic Pest Control and Beneficial Bugs.
June 14, 2014 – Vertical Wall Gardens
July 12, 2014 – Backyard Water Features
August 9, 2014 – The Unusual to the Sublime – Summer Heat Lovers
Speaker: Steve Murphy of Sunrise Trading
September 13, 2014 - Edible Landscaping
Speaker: Demetria Christo from EcoUrban Sustainable Landscaping
October 11, 2014 – Schoolyard and Backyard Gardening for the Whole Family
Speaker: Kiki Fontenot of LSU Agricultural Center
November 8, 2014 – Trees, Care, & Managing Fruit and Nut Trees in Winter
December 13, 2014 - Fairy Gardens and Horticultural Therapy
Speaker: Bettie Abbate of Delgado Horticulture Dept