The Louisiana Master Gardener Program is a volunteer development program offered by the LSU AgCenter. Master Gardener volunteers are highly trained and provide proven, research-based educational programs to Louisiana residents.
Objectives of the Louisiana Master Gardener Program:
-- To develop a Louisiana Master Gardener volunteer network under the direction of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
-- To expand the capacity of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service to distribute horticultural information to individuals and groups in the community.
-- To develop and enhance community programs related to horticulture. Depending on community needs, these may include environmental-improvement activities, community and school garden programs and public horticultural events.
-- To enhance 4-H Youth Development programs by complementing co-curricular and extracurricular horticultural programs.
Volunteers assist Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service personnel and extend the educational arm of the university to the public by providing horticultural information based on university research and recommendations. In other words, the Louisiana Master Gardener program is a place for volunteers to have a fun, educational experience while serving the community in which they live.
If you are interested in becoming a Louisiana Master Gardener please contact your parish Master Gardener Coordinator:
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture