Kurt Unkel is known in locovore circles for his organically raised brown rice and hormone-free pork, fattened on that good grain he grows. Just in time for spring planting, he’s agreed to share all the knowledge he’s gained after years of experimentation, in a sustainable gardening class. Sponsored by local organic growers EarthShare Gardens, the class will be held in Unkel’s garden, in Kinder, on Saturday, Feb. 6. Joining Unkel will be Dr. Glen Dupree, a “natural” veterinarian who will speak on what stainability means to the grower and how it impacts our environment and community. The cost of the class will be $50 with a class size limited to 50 people. Contact Unkel at
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David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.