The Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation will host a FREE Garden Discoveries series event for families at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10th led by the Baton Roots Community Farm, where they strive to provide fresh food access and knowledge around urban farming and sustainable agriculture. Attendees can view this program virtually on Facebook Live!
Knowing the critical link between food and wellness, Baton Roots began as the seed of an idea to make fresh, healthy food accessible to food-insecure communities by creating farms in urban green spaces. What is now Baton Roots Community Farm grew from the Mayor’s Geaux Get Healthy initiative, a project of HealthyBR, to improve the well-being of citizens by promoting active lifestyles and access to fresh foods in one of the city’s largest food deserts. Baton Roots has since grown into a four-acre food oasis located at BREC’s Howell Community Park in North Baton Rouge. They will highlight all of the wonderful things currently going on at the Baton Roots Community Farm, including the history of Baton Roots, their current projects, an introduction of the Baton Roots staff, and a walk-through tour of the farm.