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In the center of the busiest corridor of one of Louisiana’s largest cities lie hundreds of acres of fields, forests and remnants of a lifestyle from an earlier century. LPB, the Burden Foundation, LSU and the LSU AgCenter present Burden Museum & Gardens: A Family’s Gift. This program takes us on a journey that begins in the 1800’s where we meet the family whose heirs would eventually make an extraordinary gift for future generations.
John Coykendall is a renowned heirloom seed saver, a classically trained artist, and Master Gardener at Blackberry Farm, one of America's top resorts. He has spent half his life working to preserve the seeds and stories of a small Louisiana farming community.
Since 1973, he has made an annual pilgrimage to Louisiana to record the oral histories and growing techniques, recipes, and folktales of Louisiana farmers and gardeners in more than 80 beautifully illustrated journals. He has save and safeguarded rare varieties of hte crops they once grewn and handed them back to the cocmmunity they came from.
His work inspires us to reconnect with the land, with the seeds and growing expertise that our ancestors passed on to us, to grab hold and pass that legacy on to future generation - whitle there is still time.
A Documentary by Christina Melton.
Funding Provided in Part by CAMELLIA BRAND BEANS.
In celebration of LPB’s 40th anniversary, you can now own a piece of history!
This super soft vintage t-shirt features one of LPB’s original logos. This one-of-a-kind t-shirt is available in both men’s and women’s cuts – medium through extra-large.
T-shirts are available for a $10 contribution plus $5 shipping and handling. Get your exclusive LPB vintage t-shirt today!
LPB's Charlie Whinham travels to North Louisiana to celebrate the 300th birthday of the oldest town in Louisiana and the first French settlement in what later became the Louisiana Purchase. It was also the site for the hit movie Steel Magnolias. 2014 marks the Tri-Centennial for Louisiana's picturesque and timeless community of Natchitoches. Settled in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement within the territory of Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches and surrounding areas include French, Spanish, Creole and native American influences that still exists today.
Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana and Mon Cher Camarade together in Our Cajun Culture Gift Pack!
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