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DEEPLY ROOTED: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories - DVD - $25 for the DVD

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 saved and safeguarded rare varieties of the crops they once grew and handed them back to the community 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 generations- while there is still time.

A Documentary by Christina Melton.

Funding Provided in Part by CAMELLIA BRAND BEANS.



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2018 Louisiana Legends Gala - $25 for the DVD

The Louisiana Legends Awards Gala and Auction is hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The event honors the best and brightest of Louisiana’s sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines and have brought honor to the state. Over 400 guests attended the 28th Annual Louisiana Legends Awards Gala at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. 2018's honorees included D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics Coach and 2014 & 2017 National Coach of the Year, Thomas Chance, Technology Entrepreneur, James Elrod, CEO of Willis-Knighton Health System, Ted Jones, former Chief Lobbyist for the State of Louisiana and Sybil Morial, Advocate, Author and Community Leader.
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Burden Museum and Gardens - $25

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.



Our Cajun Culture Gift Pack - $40.00

Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana and Mon Cher Camarade together in Our Cajun Culture Gift Pack!



SIGNPOST TO FREEDOM: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott - $25.00

A one hour documentary that recounts the circumstances and events that led to the nation's first large-scale boycott protesting segregation and then examines its impact on the evolution of grassroots civil rights activism across the country during the early years of America's Civil Rights Movement. Regardless of whether the Baton Rouge bus boycott is viewed as a success or failure, the boycott's impact on the larger civil rights movement is indisputable. Not only did the boycott provide proof that African Americans could take a brave, unified, and peaceful stand against segregation, it also brought to light a specific, yet fundamental inequity suffered by most black Southerners, paying the same bus fare as whites, but having to stand up over empty seats, simply because they were black. Music by Grammy-winning artist Chris Thomas King.



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