What's Happening: Urban agriculture classes set

Slow Food BR offering urban agriculture classes

Slow Food Baton Rouge will offer urban agriculture classes this fall on a variety of topics, beginning with a two-part basic organic gardening class at 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Aug. 31.

The other classes will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting with “Backyard Chickens” on Sept. 17 and “Composting” on Sept. 24. “Gardening in Small Spaces” will be held Oct. 1; “Basics of Cheese Making,” Oct. 15; and “Sauerkraut and Basic Fermentation,” Oct. 29. The SFBR Fall Urban Agriculture classes conclude with “Using Dried Herbs From the Garden” on Nov. 5.

Classes will take place in the Burden Conference Center Room or the Orangerie, both located at 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. More detailed directions can be found at slowfoodbr.org. There is a $25 per person cost (with scholarships available) for the two day basic gardening class while the other classes are free and open to the public. Preregistration is required for all classes and is found on the website.

Learn how to make tamales for tailgating

Dana DeLatte, founder of Sharp Cook, will offer a step-by-step cooking class, Tailgating With Tamales, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Alexander’s Highland Market, 18111 Highland Road, Baton Rouge.

In addition to authentic Cajun-style tamales, the menu will include fresh chunky salsa; an easy appetizer or side dish; and chocolate tamale for dessert.

Cost is $38 per person. Call (225) 247-2632 to register or go to SharpCook.com.

Dat Dog event supports Devon Walker Fund

Go out to the Dat Dog, 5030 Freret St., New Orleans, from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to support Devon Walker, a member of Tulane’s football team who sustained a severe spinal cord injury while playing for the Green Wave against Tulsa on Sept. 8 .

Dat Dog will be donating 10 percent of all sales to the Devon Walker Fund, which helps to support ongoing medical care for his condition.

Customer donations also will be taken at the register.

Walker has selected toppings to make up his own “Devon Dog” that will be available.

Compiled by staff