Master Gardeners
of Greater New Orleans
Noon TO 4:30 P.M.
East Bank Regional Library – Napoleon Room
4747 W. Napoleon Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001
Learn how to garden in harmony with nature by practicing environmentally friendly and
sustainable gardening techniques appropriate for our New Orleans climate. Join LSU
AgCenter horticultural experts for an afternoon of learning about this popular trend in
home gardening. Sustainable Gardening Educator and Master Gardener, Anne Baker,
will lead a panel discussion following our speaker presentations.

Dan Gill “Edible Flowers” – Flowers are most often treasured for the beauty
they bring to our gardens and lives with their bright colors and fragrances. But,
flowers can also play a culinary role. Dan will cover a number of edible flowers
we can grow here, including information on growing and harvesting.

Dr. David Himelrick “The Edible Landscape” – Edible landscaping offers an
alternative to conventional residential landscapes that are designed solely for
ornamental purposes. Using food-producing plants in the residential landscape
combines fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and
ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing designs.

Dr. Dale Pollet “Beneficials: Who They Are and How They Function” – The
environmental concerns about pesticide misuse and the effectiveness of any kind
of control or management program hinge on correctly identifying the insect. Learn
how to identify beneficial insects and how they function in a pest management
system to help reduce pesticide use.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
To confirm your registration, please call 504-838-1170 or e-mail: with subject line “Symposium Registration.” Please provide
your name, address and e-mail when submitting your registration by phone or e-mail.
Our Mission: To increase the public’s love and knowledge of gardening and responsible
stewardship of the environment.
Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans
Symposium on
Sustainable Gardening
Hosted by Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans and LSU AgCenter