LSU AgCenter/Master Gardeners offer fall training class

Staff reports

LSU AgCenter in Ascension Parish along with the Plantation Region Master Gardeners will be hosting a fall training class beginning Monday, Aug. 29 and concluding Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The Certified Master Gardener Curriculum is a 40 hour course that will be taught on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1:45 p.m., with the exception of Labor Day. Application and fee information is available by contacting the LSU AgCenter Ascension Parish Office at 225.621.5799.

The LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Master Gardener plays an important role in meeting the horticultural needs of Louisiana residents by  providing research based information for the fastest growing leisure activity in the nation, gardening. Designed to recruit and train volunteers, the Louisiana Master Gardener Program is open to anyone with a willingness to learn and a desire to help others. Instructional training for the Louisiana Master Gardener program is tailored for beginners and experienced gardeners.

In exchange for horticulture training, Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their parish extension offices to develop and enhance community programs related to horticulture. Depending on community needs, these may include environmental improvement activities, parish fairs, plant health clinics, civic meetings, and community and school gardening programs.