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School Gardens (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-09-30

Duration: 00:05:18

Subjects: School gardens | Education | Food | Science | Agriculture


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • Justice, Todd Editor
  • Strain, Mike Speaker
  • Fontenot, Kiki Interviewee
  • Murphy, Carolyn Interviewee
  • Hubbs, Betty Speaker


This segment from the September 30, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on school gardens. It includes: Commissioner Mike Strain of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry discussing the high cost of food; an interview with Dr. Kiki Fontenot, a school gardens specialist at the LSU AgCenter, on the increase in school gardens around the state; an interview with Carolyn Murphy, a fourth grade teacher at St. Aloysius School in Baton Rouge, on teaching practical science through school gardens; and master gardener Betty Hubbs planting a school garden with students at University Terrace Elementary School in Baton Rouge. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford