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Tree Giveaway, Eco Art and more at March’s Sow Good Saturday

On Saturday, March 2nd, Baton Roots Community Farm hosted a morning of movement, local food, and agroforestry education! 

Baton Roots Farmer Anton Guevara West and Outreach Coordinator/ServeLA member Sarah Cross greet community members and pass out free seeds and gardening books at March’s Sow Good Saturday.

Welcome Sign at March’s Sow Good Saturday.

Baton Roots Mobile Farm Manager Jack Curry and Senior Program Coordinator Mitchell Provensal led a demonstration on how to use natural low-cost fertilizers to prepare spring garden beds!

Afterward, community members and staff worked together to try these methods out in the Harmony Garden raised beds at Baton Roots Community Farm. You can check out the full demonstration on the Baton Roots Youtube Channel

Baton Roots farmers lead a demonstration on preparing spring garden beds with natural farming methods and DIY fertilizers. Community members assist in prepping gardens beds following the demo.

Zelena of 842 Yoga led an invigorating yoga session where participants focused on grounding and connecting with themselves. Zelena also leads classes with BREC and other locations around Baton Rouge. Follow them on instagram @842yoga to stay up to date with all their activities!

Staci Mitchell and Yvette Palmer of the American Heart Association led a cooking demonstration for participants. They prepared a chicken and vegetable soup as well as a fresh salad, both featuring carrots harvested at Baton Roots Community Farm. Staci and Yvette discussed the value of eating the rainbow in having a nutrient-dense diet! 

While every Sow Good Saturday involves an incredible combination of activities that feed bodies, minds, and community, March was particularly special! 

Our partners at Baton Rouge Green supported a tree giveaway. Participants took home 2-3 trees from the following species: Winged Elm, White Oak, Black Gum, American Hornbeam, Green Ash, and American Holly. 

Finally, The Walls Project’s champion of all things placemaking and public art, Morgan Udoh, worked with artist Skye Eerie to lead an eco art workshop and art build. Attendees assisted with the building of an art installation/sign for the farm using upcycled and reclaimed materials. 

Sow Good Saturday takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 10am-12pm at the Baton Roots Community Farm at BREC’s Howell Park (5509 Winbourne Avenue). The event includes a free all-levels yoga class, cooking demonstration and farm-fresh tastings provided by the American Heart Association, and agroforestry education provided by Baton Roots staff and partners. Sow Good Saturday is intended to nourish whole people and whole communities. 

Click here to register for future events and stay up-to-date on all things Baton Roots! 

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