2020 Louisiana Master Gardner Program in St. Tammany Parish is Accepting Applications

The Louisiana Master Gardener program is an educational program of the LSU AgCenter designed to recruit and train volunteers. Certified Louisiana Master Gardeners assist the local County Agent in delivering horticultural education programs to the public. This is accomplished through the planning of seminars, presentations, and demonstrations. Both veteran and novice gardeners seeking up-to-date horticultural information can advance their gardening expertise and gain self-satisfaction through participation in the program. Subject matter includes a wide range of horticultural topics including botany, plant pathology, entomology, lawn care, ornamentals, fruits, and vegetables.

If you are interested in applying for the Louisiana Master Gardener program, please email Will Afton directly at wafton@agcenter.lsu.edu. Applications can be picked up from the St. Tammany Extension Office. Office hours are from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday – Friday (closed for lunch from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM). The application deadline is June 15, 2020. If more than 32 applications are received applicants will be chosen by committee.

Class material will be presented both online and during face to face class meetings. Face to face meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the LSU AgCenter Extension Office in Covington, LA. The address is 1301 N. Florida St. Covington, LA 70433. The program will start the week of August 3, 2020 and run through the week of November 16, 2020.

Face to meetings will be adjusted to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The registration fee for the class is $225 and annual STMGA dues are $20. The program is open to all adults, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, or national origin.

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