Lafayette Master Gardener Class Information

Dan Devenport  |  4/26/2011 10:16:18 PM

Master Gardeners at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens in Orange, Texas.

Master Gardener Karen Willingham demonstrates the process of creating art objects from gourds.


Our MG program consists of an intensive 10- to 11-week course of study in basic and applied horticulture, covering such diverse topics as entomology, plant pathology and crop culture. The classes are currently scheduled to begin in August and end in November. The six-hour classes are held once weekly and are taught by Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service (LCES) agents, university professors, professors emeritus, Maser Gardeners, professionals and specialists. Classes are limited to 30 students.

In exchange for the course, Master Gardener graduates are required (and given a year) to perform 40 hours of volunteer service to the Lafayette LCES. This volunteer obligation is typically fulfilled with such things as assisting in the Extension office (1010 Lafayette St.); judging 4-H garden contests; consulting with community gardens; planting and maintaining the demonstration gardens at Ira Nelson, etc.

Need an Application?
(Deadline to Apply -- June 30)

Click here to view a printable application for the next Master Gardener class. If you don't have a printer, call 337-291-7090 or email your request to Dan Devenport, extension agent. There is a nonrefundable fee that runs anywhere from $190-$210. The fee covers the Master Gardeners Manual, class badge and class supplies. The fee is required until applicant is accepted into the class. A class field trip, which will be an additional cost for any members electing to attend, will be scheduled.

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