Edible Plants of the Gulf South: Eat Local Challenge
Join Longue Vue House and Gardens for this hands, mouth and nose-on presentation of edible native plants, by Dr. Charles Allen. Attendees are encouraged to graze on salad plants, sip on freshly-brewed teas from an assortment of edible plants and smell the spices of mountain mint, red bay and others while learning how these native plants can be incorporated into your healthy lifestyle. This event is part of the 2013 Eat Local Challenge. Admission for Longue Vue, Nola Locavore and MGGNO members is $3. Nonmembers is $8.
Longue Vue House and Gardens
$3 for Longue Vue, Localvore and MGGNO members; $8 for nonmembers
Author of The Drunken Botanist Comes to Longue Vue
Longue Vue House and Gardens, in conjunction with The Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit and The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation, will host an evening with writer Amy Stewart on July 18, 2013. Amy Stewart is author of six books. Her latest, The Drunken Botanist, explores the herbs, flowers, fruit, trees and fungi that humans have transformed into alcohol.
Attendees will enjoy a cocktail tasting in the garden and presentation followed by a book signing with the writer. Tickets are $45 and those interested are encouraged to purchase early; seating is limited. For more information, email Hilairie Schackai at or call 504.293.4726. Online registraion is available at http://www.longuevue.com.
St. Louis and New Orleans have many issues of common concern and are physically linked by the mighty Mississippi River. The River Between Us, will showcase works that reflect how the lives of people in both communities have always been intertwined with the river’s role in US history. The exhibit is the second collaboration between Laumeier and Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans. Marilu Knode, Laumeier’s executive director said, “this is the first time the connections between our two cities have been explored through the visual arts. We’re excited to expose Laumeier and Longue Vue guests to the artists’ interpretations of the social evolution of St. Louis and New Orleans.
The River Between Us will be the fourth in a series of projects Laumeier has organized around the rubric “archaeology of place.” Laumeier’s 105 acres, Longue Vue’s eight acres and Estate Homes at both sites provide unique backdrops to works that focus on the history of land usage. The exhibition will feature commissions by artists, inspired by the two locations, and historical documents culled from local institutions.
While there are many cities that have grown along the Mississippi, St. Louis and New Orleans are linked through trade and social and cultural exchange dating from the pre-historic Mississippian cultures to today. The series of indoor and outdoor commissioned works responds to the past as the past impacts the future.