The Louisiana Master Gardener Program is an ongoing volunteer platform offered by the LSU AgCenter. It's not a one-off volunteer opportunity like you might find so much in the community. The Louisiana Master Gardener Program is an ongoing education and volunteering arrangement open to those with a passion for horticulture and gardening.
The main focus of the program is volunteering in the arena of home horticulture education. No prior experience with gardening is necessary to becoming a master gardener. There is a job available for every skill-set.
Since its inception in 1994, more than 3,000 individuals have participated in the program to become a certified Louisiana master gardener.
The master gardener training class for East Baton Rouge Parish will begin July 10 and end in mid-September. The class will be held ever Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. through noon.
Class subjects will include botany, propagation, soils, diseases, insects, annuals, shrubs, trees, vegetables, pesticides, lawn care, weed control, and more.