SW Garden Festival: Master Gardeners answering garden questions at the Plant Health Clinic during the Garden Festival.
The Master Gardener
What is a Master Gardener?
A Master Gardener is an Extension horticulture or garden volunteer working with the Parish Extension Service horticulture program.
A Master Gardener receives 50 hours of classroom training in general horticulture in return for 50 hours of volunteer time. The volunteer time is spent in support of the Parish Extension Horticulture Program. It is a wonderful opportunity for individuals that are truly interested in gardening and sharing knowledge and experiences with others!
The horticulture program and Master Gardener Volunteers are under the management and direction of the LSU Extension Horticulturist, Robert M. Turley, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.