BECOME A MASTER GARDENER

2022 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JULY 8

The St. Tammany Master Gardener program will run from August 3, 2022, through November 16, 2022.

 

Class meetings will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the St. Tammany Parish Extension Office (1301 N. Florida St. Covington, LA 70433).

 

Participation is limited to 24 people.

 

Please fill out the application and return it by July 8 to the address listed on the last page.

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If you are interested in joining this class or learning more, please contact County Agent Will Afton at WAfton@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.

 

What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, people who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their parish Extension agent to provide horticulture-related information to their communities.

 

Any Louisiana resident with an interest in horticulture and a desire to volunteer for community service may apply to the Master Gardener Training Program.

 

The Louisiana Master Gardener training program provides a balanced, integrated, practical course in gardening. Special topics, based on Louisiana gardening needs, are part of the curriculum and involve a balance of lecture and hands-on activities. The training is conducted over a two-to-three-month period with instruction provided by LSU AgCenter Extension faculty and other horticulture experts.

 

For additional information, visit www.lsuagcenter.com/mastergardener or contact Will Afton, Assistant Extension Agent, at (985) 875-2635 or wafton@agcenter.lsu.edu.