Become an Advanced Louisiana Master Gardener

Sara Shields  |  4/20/2018 4:15:10 PM

Program Purpose: Certified Advanced Louisiana Master Gardener volunteers will extend the educational outreach capacity of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service in areas such as home, school and community gardens, emphasizing environmental sustainability and nutrient management.

Program Requirements: The Advanced Louisiana Master Gardener Program is open to current Louisiana Master Gardener volunteers in good standing who have completed all initial coursework and at least three consecutive years of volunteer service.

Program Fee: $100 (plus expenses associated with Private Pesticide Applicator license)

Program Expectations:
– Complete all three program phases.
– Demonstrate mastery of concepts by passing exams with a score of 70% or higher.
– Present information to public (LMG groups, civic organizations, etc.).
– Maintain required volunteer and continuing education hours.

Program Phases:
Phase 1:
Obtain Private Pesticide Applicator License

  • Submit application. Applications can be obtained through the state coordinator or online (see related files below).

Phase 2:
Complete 5 Core Classes

  • Nutrient Management
  • First Detector/Plant Diagnostics
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Water Quality/Irrigation
  • Communication Skills

Phase 3:
Complete 2 Interest Area Classes. Select topics will be offered each year.

  • Graduation

Program Delivery:
Logistics regarding dates, times and locations for the core and interest area classes are still being determined. A tentative calendar can be viewed under related files below. Class structure will be a mix of face-to-face and online presentation styles. All classes have been recorded for use by participants enrolled in the online version of the class.

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