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St. Francisville Spring Stroll CANCELLED

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Saturday 29 April 2017, 01:00pm - 05:00pm
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St. Francisville Spring Stroll

April 29, 2017

Announcement of Cancellation:  St. Francisville spring garden stroll

St Francisville, Louisiana  January 19, 2017–

The Spring Garden Stroll has been cancelled for the year 2017 and will NOT be held in April of this year.

Please disregard our Press Release dated January 1, 2017.     The Program will resume in the Spring of 2018. 

The Feliciana Horticultural Society, made up of local area Master Gardeners, annually hosts the St. Francisville Spring Garden Stroll fundraiser.  This is a wonderful opportunity to visit and enjoy the unique horticultural environment of West Feliciana Parish and the Town of St. Francisville.   Located on the cusp of growing zones 8 and 9, the area is home to beautiful and diverse landscapes and plantings.  

BENEFICIARIES

All proceeds benefit the local 4-H Scholarship Program and West Feliciana school gardens.
The Jaclyn Garza Memorial 4-H Scholarship has given out a total of $8650 since its inception in 2004. Scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors who are active in 4-H and have enrolled in college.
In recent years, a portion of the proceeds of the Spring Stroll have been donated to Bains Elementary School for the Memory & Butterfly Gardens and to both Bains Elementary and Bains Lower Elementary Schools for vegetable gardens.  The vegetable gardens are now being used as outdoor classrooms offering supplemental learning opportunities for the students in math, science and health.  Local County Agent, Andre Brock, along with local Master Gardeners provide instruction on gardening and teacher support for instruction.

HISTORY

The Feliciana Master Gardeners with support from the West Feliciana AgCenter, have hosted the Spring Stroll since 2004.  Each year a variety of private gardens are selected and when possible, a local farm is included.   In preparation for the tour each year, Dr. Dan Gill of the LSU AgCenter spends a day with the master gardeners and home owners providing expertise and advice.  

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