This year’s theme is “Home Grown Solutions: Sustainable and Hurricane Resistant Landscapes.” Dr. Buck Abbey from the LSU School of Landscape Architecture will be the first speaker. Abbey has been instrumental in writing and promulgating “green laws” such as landscaping ordinances and city tree ordinances. Following Abbey, UL horticulture professor Jim Foret will explain proper techniques for pruning young trees. There will also be a plant exchange: bring a plant, take a new one home.
The gardening community in New Iberia is a lively one, it’s always worthwhile to attend these talks and meet fellow green-thumbers. They also know the best places to each lunch in the Berry, just ask. The doors to the Parkview branch will open at 8 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and should end by 12:30 p.m. For more information call the Iberia Parish Library at 364-7024.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.