Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Baton Roots is proud to host Sow Good Saturdays each Saturday beginning November 7, 2020, through March 13, 2021, at the Community Farm at BREC Howell Park. We have seen an outpouring of community engagement and enjoyment with our Wellness Wednesday series in partnership with Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome’s Geaux Get Healthy initiative and are excited to expand this enthusiastic response to Sow Good Saturdays!
Harvest hours are from 10 AM to 12 PM. Volunteers have the opportunity to pick fresh seasonal veggies, share healthy recipes, tend to the Harmony Gardens, and learn best practices from the experts.
The relaxing, community-focused environment promotes health and wellness, educates volunteers on food preparation, and distributes food grown to the surrounding areas while teaching important skills and providing hands-on experience.
As COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to our community, safe practices are of the utmost importance and the farm is no exception! Baton Roots carefully follows LSU Ag Center safety guidelines for harvesting during an outbreak to ensure food is collected safely. We were fortunate to receive a PPE grant in July from Capital Area United Way to ensure the safety of volunteers and farmhands as production at the farm ramps up.
Volunteers and farm hands are required to wear masks or face coverings at the farm and are encouraged to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing to help prevent community spread. In this way, we are able to not only provide healthy food to our neighbors but also maintain a space for the Baton Rouge community to gather safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic!
The Baton Roots Community Garden is located at 5509 Winbourne Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70805.