LSU AgCenter Offers Tangi Gardener Classes

(News release for August 7, 2019)

Are you interested in learning about gardening in Tangipahoa Parish? The LSU AgCenter is offering five classes covering a range of garden- and landscape-related topics between August 22 and September 26, 2019.

Classes will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on Thursday evenings. Topics will be as follows: fruits and nuts on Aug. 22; vegetables and herbs on Sept. 5; ornamental landscape plants on Sept. 12; soils, fertilizers, and plant nutrition on Sept. 19; and pest management (including disease, insects, on weeds) on Sept. 26. There will be no class on Aug. 29.

Fruit/nut (Aug. 22), vegetable/herb (Sept. 5), and soil/fertilizer/plant nutrition (Sept. 19) classes will be held at LSU AgCenter’s Tangipahoa Parish office in Amite (305 East Oak Street). Ornamental plant (Sept. 12) and pest management (Sept. 26) classes will be held at the Hammond Research Station (21549 Old Covington Hwy., Hammond).

Fruit/nut, soil/fertilizer/plant nutrition, and pest management classes will be taught by Dr. Mary Helen Ferguson. Ms. Jessie Hoover will teach vegetable/herb and landscape ornamentals classes. Jessie and Mary Helen are Horticulture Agents with the LSU AgCenter.

In addition to being an opportunity to learn about gardening, this series will provide an opportunity for those who are interested in taking the Louisiana Master Gardener course in the future to be exposed to some of the material that they would encounter in that course.

These classes are offered free of charge, but pre-registration is requested (call 985-748-5462 or e-mail Mary Helen Ferguson). For accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Mary Helen at least one week before the class of interest. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.

8/7/2019 8:17:47 PM
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