April 17th: Love the Boot Week

This is Love the Boot Week here in Louisiana and people are engaged in beautification and cleanup projects statewide. Big Branch Apiary got to do our part and helped out at the Rivertown Butterfly Garden. We donated about 40 perennial flowers and spent the day weeding, planting, and mulching alongside like-minded volunteers.

The LSU AG center was on hand as were six Master Gardeners, the Mayor of Kenner, several council members, and a host of community and city volunteers.

The butterfly garden was one of the initiatives of the Rivertown Arts Council which I was a member of. Momentum slowed, people moved, and the garden was nearly lost until Barbara Seiede decided to take it on in earnest. Thanks to her hard work it is now a lovely, thriving garden spot that will be loved by people and pollinators alike.

For more information on Love the Boot Week activities, or to be involved you can follow this link: https://keeplouisianabeautiful.org/love-the-boot/

Me and Barbara Suede. Barbara, an artist and avid gardener, walked into my yard one day and introduced herself. That was a serendipitous meeting. Barbara has been the force behind the recent renovations to the garden.
Your’s truly and LSU Extension Agent Christ Dunaway are ready to plant some native hibiscus in the Rivertown butterfly garden.

Published by c ben-iesau

From L.A. to LA... I'm a New Orleans based artist and writer.

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