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St. Tammany Master Gardener Program

Any St. Tammany Parish adult with a willingness to learn and a desire to help others with their horticulture needs can become a Louisiana Master Gardener. Master Gardeners should be interested in horticulture, willing to help people, outgoing, flexible, dependable, unbiased and open-minded. Previous volunteer work and good verbal skills are desirable, but not required.

The Louisiana Master Gardener program is a service and educational activity designed to recruit and train volunteers to help meet the needs of home gardeners while providing an enjoyable and worthwhile service experience for volunteers. Experienced and beginning gardeners seeking up-to-date horticultural information can advance their gardening expertise and gain self-satisfaction by participating. Subject matter includes horticulture, plant science, pest control, organic gardening, fruit and nuts, and lawn and turf grasses.

If you are interested in applying for the St. Tammany Master Gardener program please contact our office at (985) 875-2635. Leave your name and address to be added to the data base. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. We are closed from12:00 (noon) until12:30 for lunch. Applications will be available in May and will be due by early June. Classes are held at 1301 N. Florida Street in Covington on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon beginning in mid-August and ending the first week in November.

There will be a fee to those who are selected for the training and the Master Gardener Association. The program is open to all adults, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion or national origin. In Louisiana, all-volunteer program is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and directed by the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service and local county agents.
Last Updated: 2/11/2014 11:39:21 AM

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