Discover Nature Programs | LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Discover Nature Programs

Through a partnership with the Louisiana Master Naturalist of Greater Baton Rouge (LMNGBR) we are proud to offer exciting new “Discover Nature” programs featuring local and national experts who are in touch with nature and are eager to share their experiences. All programs will be in the Imo Brown Complex in the Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium. 

Jammin' with Jam: Preserving Local Food with Canning
Tuesday, November 22, 6:30-8:00 pm

oranges in bowl in a field

Ashley Andermann will demonstrate how to prepare and can pecan pepper jelly and elderberry syrup. She uses local sources ofdisplay of preserves and jams pecans, cane syrup, elderberries, bee pollen and seasonal citrus. Both pecan pepper jelly and elderberry syrup are great gifts to share with family and friends. Throughout the program, participants will learn the basics of canning and have time to ask questions. The evening will inspire delicious ideas for using local and seasonal products. Ashley Andermann is the owner of Grinningjupiter Jammery, a jammery that sells jams and jellies on the artisan website Etsy.

For members of Hilltop and LMNGBR, registration is $10, $15 for non-members. Masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are encouraged but not required. Any changes to COVID protocols will be posted one week prior to the sale on our website.

For more information about this event or how to become a member, contact LSU Hilltop Arboretum at 225-767-6916, visit, or email


Program Details

Jammin' with Jam: Preserving Local Food with Canning
Tuesday, November 22, 6:30-8:00pm

Hilltop and LMNGBR members $10
Non-members $15


Registration is limited to 35 participants. Sign up today.

Questions? Contact Hilltop by email or call 225-767-6916.