AgCenter breaks ground on new herb garden

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 08/01 2014 11:29AM

Updated 08/01 2014 11:37AM

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will break ground on the first phase of construction of the new teaching and demonstration herb garden.

The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 28.

Resident director at AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden Jeff Kuehny said the garden will focus on medicinally useful plants that are indigenous to our region as well as those brought by early settlers. 

Created and sponsored by The Herb Society of America Baton Rouge Unit, the garden will provide educational opportunities for those who wish to develop a better understanding of herbal plants and how they can enrich our mind, body and spirit. 

The herb garden will be comprised of four separate sections, each with a theme that reflects the various influences of the state's inhabitants. They will include a Louisiana kitchen garden, heritage garden featuring Louisiana cultures, a natural garden and an education area.

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