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When you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses and pay all your creditors, you face some difficult financial decisions.
Walking & bicycling are critical modes of transportation that deserve more attention. They're resilient transportation modes healthy for mind, body, & planet.
Grains are one of USDA’s Myplate food groups. According to the American Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should make ½ our grains whole grains.
Figs are one of the most popular fruits grown in the South. They are a good source of dietary fiber, natural sugars, iron, calcium, and potassium.
The application period for the 2020 Louisiana Master Gardener Training in St. Tammany Parish is now open.
Hang your next load of clean shirts, dresses or pants on hangers outside and let them dry in the warm spring sunshine and breeze. It will be good exercise.
Soy is a plant-based complete protein, containing all nine amino acids that does not come from an animal. Learn more about the health benefits of soy.
People who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
Nutrition lessons taught at the outdoor kitchen in New Orleans City Park's Botanical Gardens for Family Medicine Residents at East Jefferson General Hospital.
(04/30/20) Two LSU AgCenter experts offered advice for those looking to stretch their dollars amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic
Handwashing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection. Follow these five steps for handwashing.
Celebrate national nutrition month to learn more about the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Dining with Diabetes, Nutrition events, Lunch and Learn "Clean Eating" and more.
Healthy Communities Bike Safety Partnership: Let's Ride in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Youth are learning biking skills to ride safely in their neighborhoods.
Find out more information about Fitbit, MyFitnessPal and Strava.
These tips help to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.
National Diabetes Awareness Month! Know the risks, healthy ways to eat, the Idaho diet, and Dining with Diabetes educational series.
Healthy Halloween Tips from the LSU AgCenter.
Physical activity using the Smoothie blender bike teaches youth to stay active while eating healthy.
Traditional meal times have changed to eating snacks or smaller meals throughout the day. Learn how to schedule healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.
Health benefits of blueberries along with a tasty blueberry muffin recipe.
Health benefits of consuming catfish
Nutrition information that highlights Dairy and June is Dairy month with this video.
Learn about the health benefits of watermelon, including the essential vitamins and nutrients it contains. Bonus: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe.
Description and management of Virginia buttonweed in home lawns.
As we enter into hurricane season, this news article lists helpful LSU AgCenter fact sheets and publications.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe to enjoy on a summer salad is explained in a simple video from the LSU AgCenter.
Community leaders attended a meeting to identify and address local health and nutrition concerns in Franklinton, LA.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with healthy tips and recommendations including food safety, videos and blog resources.
Choose MyPlate and make 1/2 your plates fruits & vegetables, choose whole grains, lean meats & beans & low fat dairy for healthy meals.
Washing our hands should be our first step every time we enter into the kitchen! Hand washing will fight against germs and foodborne illnesses.
Popcorn makes a great healthy snack!
Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
10 Tips sheets were included in the food boxes at the local Community Center
A healthy weight management program that that educates you on tools to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Learn tips on how to start and continue healthy lifestyle goals.
Learn how water helps your body and tips on how to incorporate water throughout the day.
This recipe is very nutritious and delicious and helps with prevention of diseases.
This classic chickpea dip is easy to make and a versatile dish.
Get your kids to eat eggplant by trying this Eggplant Parmesan Sticks recipe.
Meals can taste great without the added sugars, salts, fats, and calories.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
Seniors in Jefferson Parish enjoy the Healthy eating series presented by Karen Marie the Salubrious RD. They have made positive dietary and exercise changes.
Are you planning to cook a breakfast or brunch for dad on Father's Day? Try these easy fruit ties to add servings of fruit that are packed with vitamins.
Using the Snap Ed banner theme: Active Life Healthy Life to spread the word about being active
The monthly newsletter of the St. Tammany Parish Master Gardeners Association.
Listing of farmer's markets in St. Tammany Parish with their dates and locations.
New Master Gardener class of 2013.
Download a copy of the Louisiana Master Gardener Program application for 2016 training session.
July 2014 issue of the STMGA's monthly newsletter.
June 2014 issue of the STMGA's Gardengoer Newsletter
Provides dates and other information for the 2015 St. Tammany Parish Livestock Show, the 2015 Southeast District Livestock Show and the 2015 State Livestock Show.
If you are a 4-H member who is a graduating senior and you plan on attending college, you are eligible to submit an application for the Scott Truck and Tractor 4-H Scholarship. This is a one-time award of $1,000 to be awarded to an individual for college fees. You don’t have to live on a farm to apply for this scholarship. The application form is due in the St. Tammany Parish 4-H Office by April 1, 2015.
A list of farmers markets, roadside markets and fruit producers located in St. Tammany Parish.
Knowing where you are, is as important as, knowing where you want to go when it comes to our soils. Simple steps to soil testing help you know what your plant needs nutritionally to thrive.
The LSU AgCenter and the St. Tammany Master Gardener Association will hold the 2014 Northshore Garden Show and Plant Sale March 14-15 at the St Tammany Fairgrounds in Covington, La.
The best time to plant citrus in St. Tammany Parish is January or February
Mulch is an important ingredient in any landscape maintenance. For December and the remaining winter season and beyond, your trees and shrubs may be asking “More mulch, please!”
How to prune plants according to keep them healthy and to manage plant size.
St. Tammany Parish 4-H Members spend the week at the 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, LA during the week of July 8 - 12, 2013.
This is a pretty simple procedure that can be done easily in our down time and retreat from the summer heat.
Information regarding the 4-H Youth Development Programs in St. Tammany Parish, La.
Tips on the best ways to water your landscape.
As you begin to ponder where to put your new plants be cautious of creating termite habitat around your home.
Learn more about steps you can take in weed control including weed identification, ornamental plant identification and cultural control including prevention, manual control, mulching and herbicides.
Some insects are questionable as to there “good purposes on Earth", but.....
Ground covers are generally any low growing plants (other than grass) that cover a large area.
Many people are quite capable of taking care of their garbage. Just put in the plastic bag, take it to the road and it’s gone.
General tips on what to do with plants following a freeze.
This article explains why organic matter may be the most important part of your garden soil and reviews soil composition in St. Tammany Parish.
The winter is a good time to take care of gardening tools. Keeping your gardening tools sharp, clean, and well maintained will add to your outdoor pleasure in the coming months.
A soil pH is the measure of the acidity and alkaline of the soil. Soils in our area range from pH 4.0 – 5.5. Blueberries require a soil pH of 4.0 to 5.3. Without adding anything to our soil, blueberries are a great choice as a fruit.
Fall is the time to plant cole crop vegetables.
This year’s 2012 Master Gardener graduates.
All too often I get a simple question to a complex answer. I wish it were the other way but more often it doesn’t happen that way. Like the title, “What is the green stuff in my tree?”I usually have to ask several questions to decide what the real problem is.
A compilation of 4-H programs and ideas from past and present 4-H Leaders, 4-H Junior Leaders, and 4-H Agents in St. Tammany Parish.
Suggestions for ways to eliminate winter weeds.
Keep in mind, our winters are mild and short. Mowing and watering properly are steps to a healthy fall lawn. Back away from the fall fertilizer and you won’t get robbed of your beautiful lawn.
The new USDA recommendations for healthy eating and activity for kids. (PDF format only)
There’s no simple answer to “can my tree be saved?” Many other questions need to be considered before rushing to cut it down.
The Azalea Caterpillar (Datana Major) is very active in August and September. The adult moths (not butterflies) lay their eggs in late spring. As the eggs mature the young caterpillars skeletonize the azaleas, particularly the Southern Indica Hybrids.
Moths lay their eggs August through October. The moths are typically one half inch to three quarters of an inch long as adults and have snout like projections on their heads.
Do you want to become more involved in community service projects, learn about working in groups and develop some leadership skills? The 4-H Junior Leader Club program may be the club for you.
St. Tammany Parish 4-H Members spend the week at the 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, LA during the week of June 4 - 8, 2012.
St. Tammany Parish 4-H Members attended 4-H University held on the LSU Baton Rouge campus on June 19 - 22, 2012.
See how you could be the designer of the 2012 - 2013 4-H / FFA St. Tammany Parish Livestock Show T-Shirt!
Hot summer nights and high humidity encourage the growth of lawn diseases. Learn to identify them and how to minimize them here.
Procedures on taking a soil sample to submit to the LSU AgCenter's Soil Lab.
Identifying weeds in August will also help in preparing for the battle on the war on weeds.
Barklice are small, most often wingless, soft bodied insects that are in the Psocoptera insect order.
There are home grown tomatoes, hydroponic tomatoes, green house tomatoes, container grown tomatoes, and even to-matoes grown upside down. After deciding on the right place (full sun), right time (after danger of frost) and right varieties (so many to choose) you’ll still need to consider many of these tips when growing the prized vegetables.
Provides list of members and links to meeting minutes for the St. Tammany Parish Horticultural Advisory Council.
Drink lots of water. Gardeners working in their lawns and landscape may lose up to 2 quarts of water per hour.
The armadillo is an unusual animal that has protective armor made of a hard shell like material on its head, body and tail.