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2020 AgCenter Get It Growing calendar on sale

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana gardeners and others have a chance to “Get It Growing” next year with the new 2020 calendar from the LSU AgCenter.
Like previous editions, the LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar provides gardening enthusiasts with opportunities to learn more about their craft and to enjoy garden photos.
“The 2020 calendar is a showcase for one of the LSU AgCenter’s most popular information areas,” said Elma Sue McCallum, of LSU AgCenter Commun-ications, who serves as the calendar’s coordinator.
“The AgCenter is a resource for Louisiana homeowners and gardeners who want to improve and maintain their yards and gardens,” she said. “The Get It Growing calendar provides a wealth of information geared to the seasons of the year that are unique to Louisiana.”
In addition to monthly gardening tips, the calendar features a special section on edible landscapes with advice from LSU AgCenter statewide consumer horticulturist and spokesperson for the LSU AgCenter Get It Growing program, Heather Kirk-Ballard.
“The calendar includes monthly tips that accompany beautiful photos of flowers, plants and gardens,” McCallum said. “It is a must-have for expert or novice Louisiana gardeners. With the holidays approaching, it also makes a nice gift.”
The 9-by-13.25, full-color, 32-page 2020 calendar includes an illustrated, step-by-step guide to creating a raised bed. It also provides a list of AgCenter lawn and garden publications along with information on the LSU AgCenter Master Gardener program and the AgCenter Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic and Soil Testing and Plant Analysis labs.
Photographs for the calendar are chosen each year through a public call for entries in the fall. The 2020 calendar winners include Ronald Austin of Shreveport, Glenda Balliviero and Norman Balliviero of Belle Chasse, Claudia Husseneder of St. Gabriel, Debra Jones of Walker, Igor Kamalov, Pat Riddick and Dale M. Ulkins of Baton Rouge, Hanna Kwasik of New Orleans, Catherine Lorio of Oscar, Nadine Melancon of Lafayette, Conchita Richey of Gonzales, Rhoda Stevenson of Campti and Maureen Theriot of Harvey.
The Get It Growing calendar sells for $11.95 and can be purchased online at www.lsuagcenter.com/GetItGrowing Calendar. Phone orders can be placed by calling 225-578-2263. Sample photos and more information are available on the website.
Created as part of the AgCenter Get It Growing educational campaign for home lawns and gardens, the calendar is also sold at many bookstores, garden centers and gift shops across Louisiana.

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