Programs & Events
Baton Rouge Green's Living Roadways sites along the interstate stystem were initially installed in collaboration with the Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) with support of federal funds throughthe ISTEA program. Both DOTD and City Parish DPW continue to support keeping our roads looking their best by allowing Baton Rouge Green's sponsor recognition program along roadways where safety and visibility are not compromised.
A simple idea...open source citrus. Baton Rouge Green's City Citrus program provides local sources of public fruit by planting citrus trees on maintained but underused urban spaces. City Citrus is local, sustainable and open source, it beautifies the urban environment and adds to the dimishing local treescape.
Share the fruit.
Baton Rouge Green selects environmentally underserved neighborhoods each year throughout the City of Baton Rouge for tree plantings held between October and March. Partnering with neighborhood organizations, residents and volunteers, Baton Rouge Green shares information and technical assistance about planting and maintaining trees and empowering local citizens to implement tree planting and maintenance programs in their neighborhoods.
Baton Rouge Green is dedicated to edcuating our community on all things green! Check out our next Plant Smart event - always free and open to the public!
The Green Paradise Party is our largest fundraiser, held at the end of the summer. The gala features food, music, a silent auction with all of the proceeds going toward the preservation of the city's urban forest.
Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Baton Rouge Green hosts the city's Arbor Day Celebration on the third Friday in January to thank its members and volunteers for their continued support of the organization.
Baton Rouge Green holds a tree sale each year, known as the Fall Tree-For-All. This event, held this year on November 1st, kicks off the planting season by offering the public a wide selection of shade, flowering and fruit trees. Baton Rouge Green sells plants grown within 100 miles of Baton Rouge and often features many hard-to-find natives such as paw paw, persimmon, mayhaw, and bigleaf magnolia.
In the Spring Baton Rouge Green holds an online tree sale. Log on to the website, select the type of trees from a detailed list with pictures and pick up your order a couple of weeks later.