From formal gardening seminars and lectures to outdoor classrooms and school gardens, Louisiana Master Gardeners in St. Tammany Parish spread their passion and volunteer their time on many different horticulture related projects throughout the community. For more information on how to become a Louisiana Master Gardener, please contact the St. Tammany Parish Extension Office at (985)875-2635
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 a wide range of horticultural topics including: plant science, plant pathology, pest control, lawn care, ornamentals, fruits, nuts, and vegetables.
If you are interested in applying for the Louisiana Master Gardener program please contact St. Tammany Extension office at (985)875-2635. Provide your name and mailing address so an application packet can be sent to you. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Applications will be will be due July 31, 2017. The program is very popular. If more than 32 applications are received applicants will be evaluated and ranked by committee. Classes are held at 1301 N. Florida Street in Covington, LA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon beginning on Thursday, August 10, 2017 and ending Thursday, October 26, 2017.
There will be a fee to those who are selected for the training and the local 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.