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June 04, 2021

Master Gardener Volunteer Courses Planned for Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes

Do you want to help the LSU AgCenter educate Louisiana residents about gardening and lawn care? Louisiana Master Gardener volunteer training courses are scheduled for August 11 - November 17 (Washington Parish) and August 12 - November 18 (Tangipahoa Parish) of 2021. Class members will read specified materials, watch videoed lectures, and attend in-person meetings. In-person meetings/laboratories are scheduled for Wednesdays (1:30 – 4:00 PM) in Franklinton for Washington Parish and Thursdays (1:30 – 4:00 PM) in Amite for Tangipahoa Parish.

To get an application or ask questions, interested individuals may contact Horticulture Agent Dr. Mary Helen Ferguson at or 985-277-1850. Applications are due by July 2, 2021. A fee of $185 and a background check will be required for those who are accepted and choose to enroll in the program.

Individuals in the Louisiana Master Gardener program help the LSU AgCenter provide education about gardening and lawn care. To become a Certified Louisiana Master Gardener, individuals must complete the training course, pass an examination, and volunteer forty or more hours of service with the LSU AgCenter.

Those who are interested in knowing what other types of horticulture classes are offered by the LSU AgCenter in Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes can send an e-mail to and request to get updates by e-mail. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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