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Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners Association

Pollination Celebration

September 15, 2018

Location: LSU AG Hammond Research Station        Time: 9 a.m.  to 3 p.m.

Come experience Pollination Celebration, hosted by the Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardener Association and the LSU AgCenter on the grounds of the Hammond Research Station

FOOD CRAFT ART AND PLANT VENDORS NEEDED click here for link to Vendor Application


hummingbird in flight


Century-old pine trees tower over acres of lush landscaping at the Hammond Research Station. Nestled in the woods six miles from the city of Hammond, the station covers about 150 acres. Established in 1922 as the LSU Fruit and Truck Experiment Station, the facility traditionally served strawberry and vegetable industries. Today, the LSU Ag Center Hammond Research Station focuses on research of horticulture including plant selection, fertility, weed control, and plant growth regulators. Scientists evaluate more than 500 shrubs, trees and ornamental plants per year. Each Spring and Fall LSU releases a list of Super Plants that grow particularly well in all parts of Louisiana.



  Tour at Hammond Research Station

Fun and educational activities for all ages to bring attention to the importance of pollinators and ways to become involved in protecting and developing habitats; expert speakers, demonstrations, honey tastings, Audubon Bug Mobile, make-'n-take projects, walkthrough a live butterfly exhibit, learn what roles pollinators have in our food supply, storytelling time, hummingbird banding, garden tours, and more.

Presentations by experts include:

Beginning Backyard Beekeeping
Plant a Moongarden
Monarchs and Milkweeds
Irises and Native Bee Habitats
Insects, Mammals, and Birds as Pollinators
Pollinator Plants
Pollinators Roles in Food Production
Herb Gardening for Pollinators
Pollinators' Favorite Plants
Mason Bees
Plant Natives to Attract Pollinators

Watch Hummingbird Banding Linda Beall Banding Hummingbirds
Taste Honey

Photograph the Sun Gardens and the Pollinators

honey tasting

Examine a Bee Hive

Children looking at a beehive

Watch Butterflies Emerge and Walk Among the Butterflies

Pollination Celebration Kids looking at butterflies


Experience close encounters with insects and touch the animals

Make a Mason Bee House

Making a Mason Bee House Pollination Celebration

Plant a Seed


Discover how insects eat

Children Planting Seeds

Make a Hummingbird Feeder

 child making and decorating a hummingbird feeder