Ever dreamed of becoming a Master Gardener? Now is your chance.
The LSU AgCenter is accepting applications for the next Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners class, scheduled for January through March. Membership is open to all adults in Northwest Louisiana. Master Gardeners are the volunteer arm of the AgCenter. They are trained in horticulture in exchange for 40 hours of volunteer service, sharing what they have learned with other gardeners.
Volunteer opportunities include organizing and staffing the annual garden tour, Le Tour des Jardins, and Horticulture Series seminars, teaching children about gardening, manning a gardening hotline, creating and maintaining demonstration gardens and assisting in local parish extension offices.
So, what will you learn? Topics include insects, plant health, vegetables, fruits, turf, ornamentals and more. Classes, both lecture and hands-on, are taught by Louisiana Cooperative Extension specialists, university professors and other horticulture experts.
Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday for 10 weeks at the Randle T. Moore Center, at the corner of Kings Highway and Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport. There is a $175 registration fee, which covers the cost of training manuals, publications and supplies for the class.
Class size is limited and the registration deadline is December 1, 2014.
Call 318-698-0098 to request an application or, download one at www.lsuagcenter.com/en/lawn_garden/master_gardener/parish_lmg_programs/Northwest/Program_Information.