Become a Louisiana Master Gardener
Sign up four our Fall 2020 LSU AgCenter Master Gardener Certification Course!
- Purchase a ticket through Eventbrite or stop by our office or mail in your registration form and check to:
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
ATTN: Caitlynn Aguillard
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
The cost of the training is $150 and includes a required resource book and course materials.
- Complete the registration form and return to email@example.com. Applications are due by September 25, 2020.
For more information email Caitlynn Aguillard at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 225-763-3990.
If you love gardening and sharing your knowledge with others, this is the course for you!
The Extension Master Gardener Certification Course is a mandatory 40-hour training to become a LSU AgCenter Certified Extension Master Gardener Volunteer.
Under the guidance and direction of Extension agents, volunteers must complete a 40-hour training program, pass an exam, and complete a 40-hour volunteer internship in order to become a Master Gardener Volunteer.
To remain active in the program volunteers must log a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer time and a minimum of 6 hours of continuing education each year.
Is the LSU AgCenter Master Gardener Certification for me? To help you decide if you should apply to become an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I want to learn more about growing many types of plants?
- Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
- Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community?
- Do I have enough time to attend training sessions and serve as a volunteer?
This year's training will be online as well as in person with limited seating and a few hands-on workshops and tours. Recordings of the classes will also be made available via Microsoft Stream for attendants unable to attend the live stream.
The labs will be available in person on October 10th, October 17th, and October 31st. Subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Botany, soils, vegetables, fruits, nuts, state horticulture regulations, plant identification, propagation of new plants, pathology, entomology, lawn establishment and maintenance, weed science, pesticide safety, and native plants.
|Date and Time||Master Gardener Classes||Instructor|
|October 6,2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Orientation||Dr. Sara Rogers Shields|
|October 8, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Botany||Lee Rouse|
|October 13, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Propagation||Lee Rouse|
|October 15, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Soils||William Afton|
|October 20, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Vegetables||Andre Brock|
|October 23, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Fruit and Nuts||Dr. Michael Polazola|
|October 26, 2020 |10 AM - 1 PM||Lawn Establishment and Maintenance||William Afton|
|October 28, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Plant Identification||Dr. Jeff Kuehny|
|November 3, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Natives||Lee Rouse|
|November 5, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Pathology||Dr. Mary Helen Ferguson|
|November 11, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Entomology||Mariah Simoneaux|
|November 13, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Weed Control||Dr. Ron Strahan|
|November 18, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Pesticide Safety||Kim Brown|
|November 18, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||State Horticulture Regulations||Dr. Jeff Kuehny|
|November 19, 2020 | 10 AM - 1 PM||Graduation||Dr. Jeff Kuehny|
|Date and Time||Lab||Instructor|
|October 10, 2020 | 9 AM - 12 PM||Soils||Lee Rouse|
|October 17, 2020 | 9 AM - 12 PM||Plant Materials||William Afton|
|October 31, 2020 | 9 AM - 12 PM||Disease, Insects and Weed Control||Jessie Hoover|