Master Gardeners of Natchitoches Parish need YOU!

By Marné Deranger

The Master Gardeners of Natchitoches Parish need YOU! Specifically, they need six more people to sign up for the Master Gardener class.

The LSUAg Center will host their annual Master Gardener class starting April 2 at 3pm if they can get six more students to sign up. 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, landscaping to disease diagnosis. Presenters are experts from across the state and become part of your network of advisors.

Master Gardeners are active in the community. They advise on city projects like 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 Counsel on Aging gardens. They host expert guest speakers. Most importantly, they support each other in their individual horticultural efforts. It is a group worth joining. It is a group helping keep Natchitoches beautiful.

Consider taking the class and joining the Master Gardeners of Natchitoches Parish. Sign up for the class by March 1, 2018 at the Parish Extension office at 624 Second Street or call 318-357-2224.

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