Today’s episode is a unique one in which I discuss gardening and horticulture through the lens of an extension agent. Lee Rouse is a gardener, horticulturist, and extension agent with the Louisiana State University Ag Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We had a fascinating conversation discussing Lee’s gardening background, his work in the nursery trade, as well as how he became an extension agent. We also touched on dealing with flood damaged gardens, common garden questions and mistakes he sees, as well as what he’d like to see and do in his career as an extension agent.
I hope you enjoy this unique conversation with Lee! Check out the show notes for more information on where to find Lee and a few of the things we talked about!
Music: “New Day” by Lee Rosevere
+Lee’s Edible New Orleans Articles
+@rouses_horticulture on Instagram
+Bayou Garden NPR Podcast
+What is Agricultural Extension?
+Plant Tissue Culture
Tissue culture!!! Fascinating!!! Loved this episode.