4th-graders to plant wetlands garden at arboretum

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Posted: Oct 9, 2011 9:18 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: plant, wetland, garden, arboretum, students, Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE- Fourth-grade students from Iberville and Assumption parishes will plant a wetlands garden at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum on Oct. 20.

The garden will be planted around a new elevated boardwalk on the edge of the arboretum's pond as part of Louisiana Wetlands Exploration Day presented by the LSU AgCenter's 4-H Youth Wetlands Program.

It's designed to show the range of water depths needed by various water plants native to Louisiana.

Arboretum director Peggy Coates says the new garden "will be used as an outdoor laboratory for university students and the greater Baton Rouge community to learn about growing and designing with native wetland plants for home, school and community gardens."

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