Green Events in August

Chicken Workshop
Date/Time: August 2, 2012 at 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $10, free to members
Location: NOLA Green Roots, 3101 Tulane Ave

This workshop will cover several topics involved with raising chickens including what laws affect raising chickens; where should you buy them; how do you prepare for the chickens; what do you do when it gets too hot or cold; what to feed them; and how to tell if they are happy or sad. We will answer these questions and many more! Interested? Make sure toRSVP on their website.

Dealing with Insects
Date/Time: August 7, 2012 at 1:00-2:00pm and 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $12, free to members
Location: NOLA Green Roots, 3101 Tulane Ave

Do your greens look like lace in the gardens? Are your tomatoes dotted with little holes? Don’t seem to know the culprit or maybe you know what’s eating your plants and you want to know how to stop them! This workshop is designed to teach any gardener about the “good” bugs in the garden and the “bad” bugs and how to deal with each of them in a natural and safe way. Make sure to RSVP on their website.

How to Grow Microgreens
Date/Time: August 9, 2012 at 1:00-2:00pm, August 16, 2012 at 9:00-10:00am
Cost: $12, free to members
Location: NOLA Green Roots, 3101 Tulane Ave

Come and see how easy it is to grow great microgreens. Learn how to choose the right microgreen and which containers to use. Microgreen sprouts are an excellent source of protein and vitamins. Make sure to RSVP on their website.

Cooking Demo
Date/Time: August 19, 2012 at 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $15, free to members
Location: Wise Words Community Garden, 724 S. Hennessey Street

Sick of the same old eggplant recipe or wondering what to do with all the fresh herbs in your basket? Come learn how to cook with your garden bounty! We’ll take items straight from the garden and show you how to cook with them! Make sure to RSVP on their website.

Our Kids Village: How Do We Take Care of Plants?
Date/Time: August 25, 2012 at 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $10
Location: Our Kids’ Village, 4235 Tulane Avenue

When we say someone has a “green thumb,” we mean they know quite a lot about taking care of plants. This workshop introduces basic plant needs and helps students answer the question, How do we take care of plants? This workshop is designed for children in pre-school thru 5th grade. Refreshments will be served. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Make sure to RSVP on NOLA Green Root’s website.

Boating in City Park
Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm
First come first serve; no reservations
$15 per boat per hour

There are few more enjoyable ways to enjoy a great urban park like New Orleans City Park than lazily floating along, keeping company with ducks, geese and swans for a half-hour of pedaling. The boats are available on a first come first serve basis. Pedal boats seat 4; Row boats seat 3. No reservations are taken. You must present a valid driver’s license or state ID and be a minimum of 17 years old to rent a boat. Life preservers must be worn at all times. The pedal boat dock is located at Big Lake off Friedrichs Avenue.
For information, call (504)483-9375

Bikes in City Park
Hourly: Adult $10, Child $8
Day: Adult $30, Child $30
Bike Trailer $8/hr id

Joy Ride Bike Rentals, a locally owned company, is joining forces with City Park to bring guests the option of bicycling throughout the park. Bikes are available for rental during the same operating hours as our Pedalboats and Rowboats, with bikes availalble for children or adults, and baby trailers are also availalbe for those too small to ride on their own.