EBR Master Gardner February 1 Presentations

The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners is excited to open its Library series on Thursday, February 1, at 6:30 at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Boulevard, with two exceptional programs, “Growing Tomatoes,” and “We are Being Invaded”.

Everyone loves homegrown tomatoes, don’t they? Well, one of our newest Master Gardeners, Tony Bourgeios, will share with you many of the things he has learned about growing them. Learn the varieties that he has found to succeed, and some of the secrets he uses to help them grow and produce more luscious fruit, as well as how to avoid the many problems commonly experienced in growing tomatoes. Does it make you drool to think of that fresh tomato sandwich?

The second program “We are Being Invaded” will be presented by Master Gardener Floyd Sones. Floyd has lived in Baton Rouge most of his life and is a retired educator with 37 years in our parish school system. He is a proud graduate of LSU where he earned not only a BS and an MS, plus 30 additional hours. He has always loved gardening and became a Master Gardener in 2019.

There are many invasive species trying to take over your garden. Many of these have a very destructive impact on our native plants. Floyd will identify many for you and tell you how to prevent or control them. Now is the time to get after them and make sure they don’t succeed in destroying your garden.

For more information on the 2023 Library Series and other outreach activities visit the EBRMGA website.

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