LMG Class Starting in July

Kyle Huffstickler, Souvestre, Robert J.

Come join the fun, help your community and learn about gardening and horticulture in the Baton Rouge area. Louisiana Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the LSU AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension Service to provide horticultural education and assistance to residents of East Baton Rouge and its surrounding parishes, states Kyle Huffstickler, landscape coordinator at LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center and Master Gardener coordinator.

Class sessions are conducted at LaHouse on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program runs from July 14 to October 20. LaHouse is located at 2858 Gourrier Avenue, directly opposite the new Alex Box Baseball Stadium. Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline for applying has been extended to Friday, July 8.

The class will be conducted indoors in a classroom setting and outdoors for several hands-on activities. Once Master Gardeners graduate, Huffstickler tells the volunteers they will have 12 months to give the LSU AgCenter back at least 40 hours of time through volunteer work and projects at LaHouse as well as approved projects within the program.

Louisiana House--Home and Landscape Resource Center is an important way that the LSU AgCenter is fulfilling its mission to innovate, educate and improve lives for Louisianans. LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson states, “We are committed to supporting LaHouse as an ongoing resource for homeowners, builders, designers, educators, civic leaders, tour groups and others.” LaHouse is a research-based showcase of home construction and sustainable landscape solutions and educational outreach programs.

For more information on the Master Gardener program in East Baton Rouge parish and to apply for the upcoming class, please contact Kyle Huffstickler at 225-578-7913.
6/24/2011 1:35:50 AM
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