The Lafayette Parish Master Gardener Association (LPMGA) has many current projects. These projects offer a wide range of gardening knowledge through lectures, tours and hands-on support to Lafayette Parish and surrounding communities. You are invited to click on individual projects listed below to learn more about the LPMGA contributions to these efforts.
Second Saturday Garden Class is presented at the Green T. Lindon Elementary School Cafeteria on the second Saturday of each month. The current schedule is available by clicking here. For more information, please contact Sherlyn Larrison.
Garden Talk is an an outdoor mini-lecture series covering a variety of garden-related topics. These informal, educational talks are free and open to the public. Click here to view the current Garden Talk schedule.
"In the Garden" airs live at noon the first Thursday of each month on AOC Community Media. The program repeats Mondays at 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 2:30 p.m. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Nancy Anne Rowe. "In the Garden" was also recently awarded the "Favorite Live Talk Show" award. The team photo is available at this here.
PlantFest – PlantFest 2013 is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. Please join us at the Horse Farm at 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette, La., to shop for locally sourced farm products and environmentally friendly products, and listen to and observe musicians and artists at work. Children's activities will be included, and the LPMGA Propagation Team will offer for sale a wide variety of unique and interesting plants Please click on PlantFest to view current information.
The School Garden Initiative is a joint project between the LSU AgCenter, the LPMGA, and the Lafayette Parish School System. Please contact Mr. Charles Hebert, LSU AgCenter, to learn more about the LPMGA project, or click here to find out more from the AgCenter.
Speakers Bureau presentations are free, cover a wide range of topics and are open to the public. A presentation may be scheduled by contacting the Lafayette Parish Extension Office at (337) 291-7090. The current schedule is available here.
Vermilionville Project – LPMGA has joined forces with members of the Vermilionville Living History Foundation Board to plan a traditional medicinal garden at La Maison Acadienne at Vermilionville. You are invited to take a moment and view images from the opening ceremony. Also available is the Healer's Garden Guide, which lists and describes the plants in the garden and describes their traditional uses. By clicking on the project name, you will able to view the healer's guide and other information concerning Vermilionville.