The Southern University Ag Center’s Wisteria Alliance will host a Cut Flowers Hands on Workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the SU Ag Center, A. O. Williams Hall.

The workshop will cover the topics of: Cut Flower Selection, Cut Flower Business 101, Cut Flower Arranging, Edible Flowers, DIY Marketing, Planting and Harvesting Cut Flowers.

At the end of the workshop, participants will use the information they learned to make their own fresh bouquet to take home. The workshop is free and open to the public. To RSVP for the workshop or for additional information, call 225-771-2242 or email milagro_berhane@suagcenter.com; zanetta_augustine@suagcenter.com; or kelli_hollins@suagcenter.com.

The Wisteria Alliance – Women in Agriculture – Program began in November 2012 with the goal of providing practical, hands on training for women who live on farms, and those whose interest lie in starting a farm, and/or urban and community gardeners.

Although men are welcome, the Wisteria Alliance is committed to creating an atmosphere where women will be comfortable to ask any question in a warm nurturing environment. The program’s workshops and trainings prepare women to own and operate their own farms and other agricultural based businesses.

The Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus is comprised of the Southern University Ag Center and the Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.

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