List of Louisiana Master Gardener Extension volunteer programs with contact information for each.
The Louisiana Master Gardener™ program was started in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1994 as a means of extending the educational outreach of the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.
Information about the Louisiana Master Gardener (LMG) program and the commitment of Louisiana Master Gardeners.
2013 Training: July 30 through September 24. Classes will be held Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the New Orleans Botanical Garden Study Center located in City Park. Field trips will require additonal time and travel to and from Hammond and Baton Rouge, La.
The Louisiana Master Gardener program is a service and educational activity offered by the LSU AgCenter. The program is designed to recruit and train volunteers to help meet the educational needs of home gardeners while providing an enjoyable and worthwhile service experience for volunteers.
Defines Louisiana Master Gardener volunteer responsibilities.
After completing the course, Master Gardeners are required to volunteer at least 40 hours of service in the parish Extension office or in the community. The volunteer activities are coordinated through the parish Extension office.
As you know, volunteers are not paid with money, but we hope that the gratitude of your fellow paid workers in the Extension office and the district and state staff will help you feel that your work is appreciated.
As a Master Gardener, you have volunteered to do work related to horticulture for your local Extension office. A list of suggestions is included.
Anyone with a willingness to learn and desire to help others can become a Louisiana Master Gardener. Volunteers 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.