For the 12th time, St. Tammany residents and novice gardeners have fulfilled the requirements to become Master Gardeners by participating in garden tours, show and tell, lectures, and a final exam.
The 12 weeks of training have covered topics such as weed control and disease and insect identification as well as presentations on botany, vegetables and ornamentals. All 28 trainees have committed to volunteering 40 hours of providing horticulture education to parish groups such as schools, garden clubs and libraries
This year’s 2012 Master Gardener graduates are:
Dianne Bellas, Marilyn Bingham, Urbain Breaud, Becky Buras, Diana Cammatte, Susan Clites, Ed Collier, Stacey Dehmer, Linda Figueroa, Nick Gibbs, Jenny Graffeo, Stanley Gremillion, Richard Gremillion, Kathy Haase, Pete Hanson, Nancy Hodgins, Grace Huffman, Hank Johnson, Jr., Suzanne Krieger, Dianne Labourdette, Sue McGuire, Carolyn Rault, Yvonne Reed, Stacey Scott, Sue Stoltz, Nancy Thompson, Lynda Willems. Not pictured: Paula Ramagos.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture