Deadline for Master Gardener class is March 1


The Master Gardeners of Natchitoches Parish need six more people to sign up for their Master Gardener class.

The LSUAg Center will host their annual Master Gardener class starting April 2, 2018 at 3 p.m. The 10-week course costs $150. For that fee, each student receives a stack of valuable reference material covering everything from soil to trees, bugs to berries and landscaping to disease diagnosis. Presenters are experts from across the state and become part of your network of advisors.

Debbie Landry, Maye Foster, Mary Folsom, Liz Richey, Kathy Karnolt plant tulips for city displays.

Master Gardeners are active in the community. They advise on city projects, such as the proposed butterfly waystation. They help build beautiful floral displays for downtown Natchitoches (Pansy baskets, tulips and more). They advise and help maintain school and Council on Aging gardens. They host expert guest speakers and they support each other in their individual horticultural efforts. It is a group worth joining. It is a group that is helping to keep Natchitoches beautiful.

Director of Good Food Project Frances Boudreaux, center, was a recent guest speaker for the Master Gardeners.

Sign up for the class by March 1 at the Parish Extension office at 624 Second Street or call (318) 357-2224.

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