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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City of New Orleans, Japanese sister city Matsue to participate in plant exchange

October 18, 2012

New Orleans, LA – On Friday, October 19, 2012, the City of New Orleans will reinforce its cultural ties and friendship with its international sister city, Matsue, Japan, by hosting a plant exchange and other special activities.

Members of the media are invited to the plant exchange taking place at 10:30AM at the Dillard University greenhouse, located behind Rosenwald Hall on the Dillard campus. The City will accept a gift of Japanese fig tree cuttings and in return will give the Matsue delegation a collection of okra seeds. The fig plants will be housed and cultivated in Dillard’s greenhouse during a required quarantine period, then will be planted in school gardens that are part of FirstLine School’s Edible Schoolyard New Orleans initiative.

WHAT:

Plant exchange with sister city of Matsue, Japan           

WHO:        

Brooke Smith, Advisor for Strategic Initiatives for the City of New Orleans
Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Honorary Japan Consul General Donna Fraiche
Makoto Furuse, Chairman of Matsue Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Claudia Barker, Executive Director of The Edible Schoolyard new Orleans
Students from Langston Hughes Academy

WHEN

Friday, October 19, 2012
10:30AM

WHERE

Dillard University Greenhouse
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122

 

 
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Last updated: 10/18/2012 5:30:39 PM

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