Archive for March, 2014

Classes for the 2014 East Baton Rouge Parish Master Gardener Volunteer Program of the LSU AgCenter will be held on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with classes starting on Tuesday, August 5 and ending on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Classes will be taught at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. The fee for the 2014 Class is $230.00.

Class size is limited and application, commitment letter and payment must be received by Thursday, July 3, to be considered. Applications will be screened to select the best candidates to assist with parishwide consumer horticulture education and LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens activities.

To learn more or download an application go to the link below or contact Bob Souvestre at bsouvestre@agcenter.lsu.edu .


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The annual North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) located at 2111 North Trenton Street in Ruston, Louisiana.

Over 50 varieties of plants will be offered including hollyhock, morning glory, zinnia, coreopsis, gomphrena, browallia ‘blue bells’, rudbeckia, rose campion, yarrow, veronica, and more.  Additionally, more than 20 different herbs will be available, including fennel, marjoram, and bee balm.  Several vendors will also participate to include the OWL Center, who will offer a large selection of ferns including the beautiful Macho Gigantic along with native perennial and annual ferns and Rosemary’s Kitchen, one of Ruston’s favorite lunch spots, who will be on site.

Proceeds from the plant sale will be used to advance horticulture projects in support of school gardens and maintenance of two gardens at the Lincoln Parish Park and to the horticulture department at LA Tech University for their continued support of the North Central Louisiana Master Gardener Program.

The Master Gardener organization is a service and education activity sponsored by the LSU AgCenter.  Master Gardeners support the AgCenter and their communities through volunteer activities and participation in local gardening and horticulture education and projects.   If you are interested in joining, a new class is slated to begin August 20, 2014.  Contact Gary Stockton at 318-251-5234 for more information.

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